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Finland is easily accessible from all over the world. International airlines have regular flights to Helsinki from Europe and other parts of the world, and from Helsinki there are several daily flights to Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä is easy to reach also by train and bus. The flight from Helsinki takes about 40 minutes, the train journey some 3 hours and the bus journey about 4 hours.
Due to its location at the Arctic Circle, Finland enjoys 'White Nights' when, in midsummer in the north of Finland, the sun stays above the horizon for more than 70 days. Towards the end of August the days are not that long any more, but it can still be amazingly warm even at night. The daily temperatures may, however, greatly vary and we advise you to come prepared also for cooler weather. You can check the weather conditions from http://www.foreca.com/eng/weather/.
Finnish Visa Formalities
EU citizens and most other foreign nationals need no entry visa to Finland. Please contact your travel agent or the nearest Finnish embassy or consulate for more detailed information.
The organisers cannot be held responsible for injuries sustained by those attending the conference or for damage to or loss of their personal belongings, regardless of the cause. The conference participants are advised to make their own insurance arrangements.
Jyväskylä (http://www.jyvaskyla.fi) offers a variety of opportunities for dinner- or supper-time jaunts to explore local, ethnic and global culture. Just take a walk through the downtown pedestrian precinct and make your selection from among the restaurants, cafés and pubs there. A nice choice of such establishments may be found in the shore side streets by Lake Jyväsjärvi as well. There are also daily boat cruises doing the nearby lake route.