01.06.2016

Venue and travel

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in the Ruusupuisto building at the University Campus (the street address Alvar Aallon katu 9). The venue is located approx. 1 km from the city centre.

Map of the University of JyväskyläRuusupuisto building

 

 

    The Ruusupuisto building

Route from the railway station to the conference venue Route from the station to Ruusupuistoby walk (1,5 km)

Walk the street in front of the railway station (Hannikaisenkatu) to the left (you pass yellow wooden buildings and Sokos Hotel Alexandra). After walking 200 meters turn right at the traffic lights and walk one block along Kilpisenkatu. Then turn to the left to Vapaudenkatu and walk as long as you can see the Ruusupuisto building.

 

University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is a multidisciplinary university established in 1934 as the Jyväskylä College of Education. The University plays a very active role in many scientific fields both nationally and internationally. Human, nature, and technology form the key elements of the multidisciplinary scientific profile of the University. There are nearly 16 000 Finnish degree students, as well as exchange students from some 70 universities abroad. The University has research collaborators in numerous universities all over the world.

More information about the University of Jyväskylä:

University of Jyväskylä

 

City of Jyväskylä

The conference will be held in Jyväskylä, in the heart of the central Finnish lake district, some 270 km north of the capital Helsinki and within good traffic connections. The city is a lively university town with about 130 000 inhabitants. The architecture of Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä is internationally known. “The big little city” accurately describes Jyväskylä. It has the advantages of a small town, without the drawbacks of a big city. Comfort and safety characterise the city, as well as short distances. The city offers a broad variety of services but, at the same time, everything is close at hand.

More information about Jyväskylä:

City of Jyväskylä

Restaurants, places to visit etc. in the Jyväskylä region:

Jyväskylä region

Restaurants

Shopping

City of Jyväskylä - map

 

Finland

Finland is situated in northern Europe. We have Sweden to the west of us, the tip of Norway in the north, a long border with Russia in the east, and Estonia to the south, across the Gulf of Finland. Finland (Finnish name Suomi) is a republic and a member of the European Union since 1995.

The population of Finland is 5.5 million. Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, the latter spoken as a mother tongue by about 5 % of the people. English has become the most popular foreign language and is widely spoken. The ‘old’, ‘historical’ or ‘national’ minorities in Finland today are the Swedish-speaking Finns, the Sámi, the Roma, the Jews, the Old Russians and the Tatars.

More information about Finland:

Finland travel information - Lonely Planet

Virtual Finland

Finland travel and tourism guide

 

Weather

The daytime temperature in June is usually between +13 and +23, but at night it can sometimes be really chilly (even 0 - +5). The sun rises around 4 a.m. and sets around 11 p.m. The weather can be really variable, so please consult weather forecasts. For information on the climate and local weather in different parts of Finland, as well as three-day weather forecasts, see http://www.fmi.fi/weather/local.html.

 

Getting here

 

Visa procedures

Information on visa procedures can be found on the Finnish Immigration Service's website.

 

Flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä

The distance between the capital Helsinki and the city of Jyväskylä is approximately 270 km, and a flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 45 minutes.

Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski, and the distance between the airport and the centre of Jyväskylä is 20 km. There is no transfer service between the airport and the city center nor a taxi stand at the airport. Please order a taxi in advance: tel. +358 100 6900. The journey by taxi takes about 15-20 minutes and costs about 45-55 €.

More information about flights:

A summary of flight timetables Helsinki-Jyväskylä-Helsinki

Finnair

Jyväskylä Airport

 

International flights to Tampere

Ryanair flies to Tampere, Finland, from some European cities. The distance between Tampere and Jyväskylä is about 150 km and there are several train and coach services between them (there is more information at the bottom of this page).

More information about the flights to Tampere:

Ryanair

Tampere Airport

Accommodation in Tampere

 

Trains

There are several trains from Helsinki to Jyväskylä daily. The train to Jyväskylä can be taken either from Helsinki City or Tikkurila Railway Station. Please see the train, bus and taxi services to/from Helsinki Airport for more information on schedules. The train journey takes about 3-4 hours. The train is fast, comfortable, and the scenic train route offers excellent views of the Finnish countryside in summer. A single train ticket from Helsinki to Jyväskylä costs c. 40 €.

A ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 20 €, and the journey takes about 1,5 hours.

The train tickets can be bought online or at railway stations. It is recommended to buy the tickets in advance, if possible. Information about different tickets types may be useful when buying your tickets (www.vr.fi/en --> Tickets).

 

Buses

You can also take a bus from the Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. The bus journey takes 3 - 4,5 hours. A single ticket costs c. 25-50 €. The bus ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 15-20 €, and the journey to Jyväskylä takes about 1,5 hours.The bus tickets can be bought online or directly from the driver with cash.

 

Local buses

In Jyväskylä, you can use local buses to get from the centre of the city to the venue. Buses leave from Vapaudenkatu, which is in the centre next to the pedestrian precinct. You can take buses no. 5, 5K and 15.

More information about the local buses in Jyväskylä:

Jyväskylän liikenne

 

Taxi in Jyväskylä

If you wish to use a taxi, please call +358 100 6900 or hop into one on a taxi stand.

 

Parking

There's a parking lot right next to the conference venue. Parking is subject to a charge.