General Information



The conference will be held at Sallatunturi in Salla - in the Middle of Nowhere. Accommodation as well as evening events will be arranged at the Sallatunturin Tuvat. The scientific programme will be held at Spa Hotel Revontuli located about 500 metres from the Sallatunturin Tuvat.

The unique wilderness area, with its diverse natural environment, provides a setting for unforgettable experiences for anyone visiting Salla, an opportunity to experience the touch of the wild in the way they have always dreamed of. The proximity of Russia, which you can witness with your own eyes, lends the region its own mystical and exotic aura. The presence of history can almost be felt when visiting various sites, where some of the fiercest Second World War battles were fought. The theatre of war left numerous scars on the scenery: war materiel, trenches, dugouts and memorials.

English is the official language of the conference.  

How to get there

There are several options to choose from when selecting how to travel to Salla. A train will take you as far as Kemijärvi, from where you can catch a bus to Sallatunturi and back. If you want to travel by air, you can fly either to Rovaniemi or Kuusamo, the latter offering you a bus connection to Salla. You do not necessarily need a car to get around in Salla, but if you choose to drive, the distance from Helsinki is approx. 900 km.

How to move around in Salla – use Sallan Tunturitaksi (for eight persons), tel. +358 (0)400 396 144. 

Time and weather

Finland’s time zone is GMT + 2 hours (daylight saving time, GMT +3).
Check the local weather from the link in the right column. 

Currency, Banks and Credit Cards

The Euro (100 cents) is the national currency. All congress fees and rates in programme are in euros. Hotels, stores, taxis and restaurants in Lapland accept all major credit cards. Automatic teller machines (ATMs) take most common cards.