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General Information

Venue

The conference will be held at Sallatunturi in Salla, Finland (in the middle of nowhere). The scientific programme, dinners as well as accommodation will be arranged at 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.

In Salla, you can enjoy the experiences offered by wild, unharnessed nature in a safe manner. You can approach nature in exactly the way you want to, under guidance or on your own. You can also feel the excitement of the wilderness around you on day trips and safaris led by highly professional guides. In the Salla Reindeer Park, you can become acquainted with domesticated reindeer and their management. The Sports Centre offers opportunities to practice various indoor sports. If you are seeking wellbeing and relaxation, local spa and massage therapists offer a variety of pampering treatments.

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.

We recommend that you book your flights to Kuusamo, as the bus connection from Kuusamo to Salla is better and shorter and the connection is available for every flight.

For more detailed information please check this link: http://loma.salla.fi/en/getting_there/

Travel proposals

Monday 15 June  
Flight to Kuusamo (preliminary info)
12:20 - 14:00
Finnair flight Helsinki-Kuusamo
14:15 - ca 17:15
Bus connection Kuusamo-Salla
   
Flights to Rovaniemi (preliminary info)
07:35 - 08:50
Finnair flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi
12:05 - 13:20
Finnair flight Helsinki-Rovaniemi
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11:30 - 14:10
Bus connection Rovaniemi-Salla
15:40 - 18:10
Bus connection Rovaniemi-Salla
NOTE! Bus will drive via airport only if ordered in advance tel. +358 16 821 164
   
Thursday 18 June
09:20 - 11:50 Bus connection from Salla to Rovaniemi Airport
13:50 - 15:10 Finnair flight Rovaniemi-Helsinki
11:25 - ca. 13:25 Bus connection from Salla to Kuusamo Airport
14:40 - 16:20 Finnair flight Kuusamo-Helsinki
   

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.


Currency, Banks and Credit Cards

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