Tampere is easily accesible. It is located in Southern Finland, 175 km north of Helsinki. There are excellent flight connections to Finland and Tampere from all parts of the world. Tampere has an international airport, served by Blue1/SAS (Star Alliance), Finnair (One World Alliance) and Ryanair.
Finland is also easily reached by sea from Sweden, Germany, Poland and Russia. There are good bus connections to Tampere directly from the ferry terminals. Or why not travel by car from eastern Europe through Via Baltica?
Helsinki- Vantaa international airport covers over 130 international flights every day and is also known for its high service quality. It facilitates around 30 carriers including Finnair, SAS, Blue 1, British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa. Traveling by an express bus is an easy way to get from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport or the Helsinki city centre to Tampere.
The bus departs every 1-2 hours and the traveling time is approx. 2,5 hours (ticket approx. 25 euros). For further information, please visit the website:
Tampere airport is also served by some international flights. For further information, please visit the websites:
There are frequent train connections between Helsinki and Tampere city centres. From Helsinki-Vantaa airport you can easily take a bus to Helsinki or Tikkurila railway station and take a train from there. Trains depart every hour (except for night time), and the travelling time is 1,5-2 hours (ticket approx. 26 euros). It is also possible to arrive in Finland by train from St. Petersburg and Moscow.
For further information, please, visit the website:
There are direct ferry connections from Sweden, Estonia and Germany to Helsinki. From Sweden there are ferry connections also to Turku. For further information, please visit the websites:
Finland has adopted Eastern European Time, EET, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Eastern European Summer Time, EEST, is three hours ahead of GMT.
- Eastern European Time (EET) + 0
- Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 2
Electric supply in Finland is 220 volts (50 Hz) and wall outlets are the Northern European standard (CEE 7/4) with two round contacts. The standard two-pin European plug (CEE 7/16) can be connected to these outlets.
Temperatures during day time in late May are normally between 14 and 18 ºC but night time can get as low as 5 to 7 ºC so warm clothes are recommended for the evenings.
Sokos Hotel Ilves
Address: Hatanpään valtatie 1
A high quality hotel in the heart of the city next to the Tammerkoski rapids. Approximately 10 minutes’ walking distance from the congress venue.
Single room: 111 €
Double room: 121 €
Address: Koskikatu 5
A comfortable hotel located right in the city centre, besides Tammerkoski rapids. Approximately 10 minutes’ walking distance from the congress venue.
Single room: 110 €
Double room: 130 €
Address: Satakunnankatu 10
A cosy hotel with a pleasant ambiance, an Art Nouveau style hotel right in the heart of Tampere. Approximately 10 minutes’ walking distance from the congress venue.
Single room: 110 €
Double room: 130 €
Sokos Hotel Tammer
Address: Satakunnankatu 13
Newly renovated in 2009, Sokos Hotel Tammer combines new and traditional features in an interesting manner. The hotel and its restaurant, the Tammer, together form a unique service entity with an ambience enhanced by the style of the 1920's. Less than 10 minutes’ walking distance from the congress venue.
Standard single room: 102 €
Standard double room 122 €
Address: Tuomiokirkonkatu 12
Hostel provides comfortable accommodation ideally for budget-conscious travellers. Showers and toilets are situated on the corridor for shared use. Reception is open daily from 8 am until 10 pm, please inform us if you arrive after 10 pm. Approximately 15 minutes’ walking distance from the congress venue.
Single room: 64€
Double room: 85€
Room for three: 100€