Travel information

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?

Finland is easily accessible from all parts of the world. Tampere and Helsinki airports are served by main international, national and low-fare airlines. Daily services are provided to Tampere Airport from Stockholm, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Riga and Helsinki. Airports are accessible by public transportation at any time of the day. (Helsinki, 2h 20mins; 21€, Tampere-Pirkkala: 20mins, Airport taxi 12€)

It is possible to book your flight all the way to Tampere or to take an Express Bus from Helsinki airport to Tampere. These buses leave every hour. Tampere-Pirkkala airport is situated 15 km from Tampere city centre. The easiest way to Tampere city centre is to take an Airport taxi, which will take travellers direct to hotels.

Finland is also easily reached by sea from Sweden, Estonia and Germany. Most ferry services are provided on luxurious liners of Silja Line and Viking Line with first-class restaurants. There are good bus connections to Tampere direct from the ferry terminals in Helsinki and Turku.

Finland is easily accessible by car from Eastern Europe through Via Baltica. Tampere is served by superb rail and road connections from Helsinki. Trains leave once an hour from Helsinki to Tampere; the trip takes one hour and a half. Frequent bus connections to Tampere are available from the city centre and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Tampere is also within easy reach of Moscow and St. Petersburg by train.

Hotel Reservations

A quota of rooms in different rate categories has been booked at attractive rates in selected hotels. Hotel reservations are to be done via the online registration form. Tampere will be crowded in the conference period and in order to secure accommodation of your choice, we kindly advise you to register as early as possible. Hotel reservations are to be made through the congress bureau in order to benefit from the special rates. All hotel reservations, especially after July 9, 2010, will be subject to availability. N.B. In Finland hotels have mainly non-smoking rooms and public premises or hotels have totally forbidden smoking in their premises.

Hotel Deposit

To guarantee your hotel reservation, a deposit of one night’s room rate is required in advance together with the registration fee. The deposit will be forwarded to the hotel and it will be deducted from your final hotel bill when checking out. If you must cancel your reservation, see the cancellation and refund policy below. All prices are per room per night, including breakfast and VAT. The hotel deposit is non-refundable if the cancellation is made after July 9, 2010. Possible cancellations or changes to reservations should be made in writing by e-mail or fax with TAVI Congress Bureau at industrialpast2010.congress(at)tavicon.fi or +358 3 233 0444.

Conference hotels:

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 both conference venues.

Single room: 120 €
Double room: 135 €

Sokos Hotel Tammer

Address: Satakunnankatu 13
(Recommended for ICOHTEC members)

Newly renovated in 2009 the 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. Approximately 10 minutes’ walking distance from both conference venues.

Standard single room: 108 €
Standard double room 120 €

Holiday Inn Tampere

Address: Yliopistonkatu 44

A business hotel in the city centre. The best shopping streets, theatres and sights are only a short walk away. Approximately five minutes’ walking distance from the university, 15 minutes’ from Finlayson.

Single room: 105 €
Double room: 120 €

Cumulus Koskikatu

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: 103 €
Double room: 123 €

Sokos Hotel Villa

Address: Sumeliuksenkatu 14

A cosy hotel in a building that originally served as a granary with a laid-back and different ambience. Forming part of the Tullintori mall, the hotel is situated close to the railway station. Approximately five minutes’ walking distance from the university, 15 minutes from Finlayson.

Single room: 100 €
Double room: 120 €

Hotel Kauppi

Address: Kalevan puistotie 2

A privately owned, cosy hotel with microwave ovens and refrigerators in every room. Approximately 20 minutes’ walk from both conference venues.

Single room: 92 €
Double room: 115 €

Hostel Sofia

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 university, 10 minutes’ from Finlayson.

Single room: 64€
Double room: 85€
Room for three: 100€


More backpacker category accommodation available at two Omena Hotels in downtown Tampere, both of them approximately 15 minutes’ walking distance from both conference venues. Reservations and further information on Omena hotels at www.omenahotels.com.

New budget hostel available www.dreamhostel.fi

Map of conference locations


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