For flying to Finland a natural choice is one of the world's oldest operating airlines, Finnair. The arrival is at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
There are three different kinds of transport services at the airport :
The trip from the airport to the city or to the Otaniemi area takes half an hour by taxi, or a little more by public transport. If the traffic is heavy it may take extra 15 minutes.
- Taxi. The cost is about 150 FIM to Otaniemi.
- Airport Taxi. A yellow cab, which is a bit cheaper, around 60 FIM. It takes other passengers heading for your direction as well, so the trip takes a bit longer. The airport taxi has a booth in the lobby right after the customs.
- Finnair Citybus, which takes you to the Helsinki City center. Here's a link to the schedules.
Bus number 102 shuttles from the early morning till midnight between Helsinki bus station and Otaniemi. The bus leaves from pier 51 at the bus station , which is located in the immediate city center. The trip takes about 10 minutes, 5-7 minutes more if the bus goes via Lauttasaari (marked by T on the bus). The bus stops are marked in the map of Otaniemi by a blue dot.
The conference venue is located at the Helsinki University of Technology in Otaniemi area, city of Espoo (see also some additional information), Finland(see also Lonely Planet travel information). Cities of the capital area - Helsinki and Espoo - lie next to each other on the southern coastline of Finland.
The following maps may help in finding the workshop venue :
Last modified: Thu May 15 14:03:08 EET DST 1997