General information

Venue

The Symposium was held at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute in Rovaniemi Finland (street address Viirinkankaantie 1). The Symposium venue is located about two kilometres from the city center and about  20 min walk from hotels. Bus transportation will be organized daily between the hotels and the Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education.

The city of Rovaniemi is the vibrant capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi is located at the northern Arctic in the northernmost part of Finland. With a land area of 8016 km2 it is Finland's and Europe's largest town, with a population of about 60,000. Rovaniemi has become a modern town, full of life with its own unique characteristics.

You will find the Rovaniemi map from here.

 

How to get there

Rovaniemi is easily reached both by air or train. It is located about 700 km north from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. There are frequent international flights to Helsinki, and internal flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. There are several flights every day between Helsinki-Rovaniemi-Helsinki and flight companies are:
More information about Rovaniemi Airport:

Other option to travel to Rovaniemi is by train which takes about 10 hours from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. More information about train connections:

Transfers from airport

Airport Express -
bus from Airport to the city centre and back - drives to all the centre hotels as well as the bus station, ca. 15 minutes, price € 5/person. Airport Express departs from the airport after every flight arrival.  Check your hotel reception about the pickup time from your hotel back to the airport. For further information call +358 (0) 16 362 222.

Airport Taxi -
Cars available at airport when flights arrive. Airport Taxi transports in the city area and the surroundings. Price € 10/person, takes more than one customer at the same time. For further information call +358 (0) 16 362 222.

Normal Taxi - Price from the airport to the city centre ca. € 16. Phone +358 (0) 16 106 410.

Time and weather

Finland's time zone is GMT + 2 hours (In summer time it's Daylight Saving time,  GMT + 3).

Currency

As Finland is part of EU, the Euro (100 cents) is the national currency. All symposium fees and rates in the programme are in Euros.

Information about Rovaniemi and Finland

City of Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi Tourist Information
Current weather in Rovaniemi
Lapland Finland
Window to Finland