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General Information

Passport and visa
Citizens of the member countries of the European Union and several other countries do not need a visa for entering Finland and Sweden.
Detailed information about the passport and visa requirements can be found at website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Climate
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.

Time Difference
The time in Finland is 1 hour ahead and in Sweden the same as the central European standard time (CET).

Airport transport
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. The Finnair 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 Arrivals hall.
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.

Local Transportation
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.

Currency
The currency in Finland is the euro and in Sweden the Swedish crown. Major credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity
Electricity in Finland is provided at 230 Volts (50Hz). Plugs and sockets are the same as elsewhere in continental Europe.

Insurance
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.

 

For further information about Finland please visit
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland – Virtual Finland
Finnish Tourist Board
Finnish science and technology information service
For further information about Helsinki please visit
City of Helsinki
Map of the Helsinki City and the Metropolitan Area
    
For further information about Sweden please visit
www.visitsweden.com
For further information about Stockholm please visit
City of Stockholm
Map of the Stockholm City