Finland is situated in northern Europe between the 60th and 70th parallels of
latitude. The Baltic Sea surrounds most of its western and southern coast. The
population is approximately 5,4 million.
Finland has two official languages: Finnish and Swedish. Most of the Finnish
people speak English.
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Hämeenlinna is a traditional and vibrant educational and cultural town at the
junction of nationally important rail, road and waterway network.
The city's landmark is its medieval red brick castle and Hämeenlinna is also
famous for its unique Aulanko Park and as the birthplace of the Finnish
composer Jean Sibelius. Hämeenlinna is The World Capital of Sibelius.
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Helsinki - the capital of Finland - is located on the Gulf of Finland, in Southern coast of Finland. There are about 600.000 inhabitants in Helsinki. Helsinki is also one of the world's most popular conference cities and has a reputation as an interesting, safe, clean and welcoming host.
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How to get there?
Finland is easily accessible from all directions either by air or sea and it
has excellent connections with the rest of Europe and the world. There are
several daily direct flights to Helsinki from most European capitals.
How to get to Hämeenlinna from Helsinki and the airport
The venue, Hotel Rantasipi Aulanko, is located in the city of Hämeenlinna, about 100 km north of Helsinki.
You can take bus or train there either from Helsinki City Centre or directly from the Helsinki airport.
From Helsinki city centre: The trains leave from the Helsinki main railway station.
From the airport: The nearest railway station for long-distance trains is in Tikkurila where you can get in 10 minutes by a local train P which runs every 10-20 depending on the time of day.
See timetables for trains to Hämeenlinna: http://www.vr.fi/en/index/aikataulut.html.
From Helsinki city centre: The buses with some exceptions leave from Kamppi shopping centre from the long distance bus terminal in the K level.
From the airport: The buses for Hämeenlinna leave from the terminal 1 and 2 in the airport every hour.
See timetables: http://www.matkahuolto.fi/en
Passport and visa
Citizens of the European Union Countries and several other countries do not
need a visa for entering Finland. Detailed information about the passport and
visa requirements can be found at website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Letter of invitation
On request the Conference Office will provide a personal invitation to
participate in the conference. Such an invitation is only meant to help the
invited participants obtaining a visa. It does not represent any commitment on
the part of the organisers to provide any financial support.
Please check the validity of your own insurance. The Conference organisers
cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or loss of, or damage
to, property belonging to delegates or the registered accompanying persons
during the Conference.
The time in Finland is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). See world
The currency of Finland is the Euro. All major Credit cards are widely
accepted in Finland. Exchange bureaux with flexible opening hours, such as
Forex, are located at the airport, the central railway station and in main
shopping centres. VISA, Eurocard, MasterCard, Amex and Diners are accepted at
the Conference registration desk.
Electricity in Finland is 230 Volts (50Hz). Plugs and sockets are the same as
in the continental countries of the EU. In case your equipment requires
different voltage or plugs, please bring an adapter.
Tipping is not expected in Finland.
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