Passport and visa
Citizens of the member countries of the European Union 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.
Daily maximum temperature in June is typically between +18
and +25°C in Helsinki and Stockholm. For more details on weather
in Helsinki see e.g. website of the
Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The time in Finland is 1 hour ahead and in Sweden the same as
the central European standard time (CET).
The city centre is about half an hour ride from the
Helsinki-Vantaa airport by bus or taxi. Bus stops and taxis
are situated directly outside the Arrivals Hall.
airport buses depart for the central railway station at 20
minutes intervals, payable to the driver.
There are cash dispensers and money exchange facilities in the
The Airport Taxis
(yellow minibuses) can be booked at the booths in the Arrivals
hall. A regular taxi ride to the city centre costs about 40 euros. Taxi drivers accept major credit cards and do
not expect tips.
The public transportation system of Helsinki includes bus, tram,
metro and train services. A single ticket is valid for one hour
inside the Helsinki city. Taxis have meters indicating the fare,
and tipping is unnecessary.
The currency in Finland is the euro and in Sweden the Swedish
crown. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Electricity in Finland is provided at 230 Volts (50Hz). Plugs
and sockets are the same as elsewhere in continental Europe.
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