The conference takes place in Pyhätunturi
in Finnish Lapland. Pyhä is
located about 130 kilometers from Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland and the
biggest city in the region. The best way to reach Pyhätunturi is to
walk/bike/take a train or a bus/fly/drive to Rovaniemi. The conference will provide transportation from Rovaniemi city center/airport to the
conference center in Pyhä.
The conference programme takes place at Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre
Naava's conference facilities as well as outdoors in the surrounding nature. Lunches and dinners are held at Café
Loimu, which is in the same building. Hotel Pyhätunturi is about 900
meters from Naava. This distance will be covered by foot.
Accommodation in Pyhätunturi
The conference accommodation is in Hotel Pyhätunturi. The price
is 79,1 € for a single room, 89,1 € for a double room (including
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please book the hotel when registering for the conference! We
have negotiated special prices for the hotel guests that are only available via conference registration. Since June is
off-season, the hotel is open only for the hotel guests.
Accommodation in Rovaniemi
There are plenty of accommodation options in Rovaniemi if you need to
spend a night there before or after the conference. You can find hotels,
guest houses and apartments through visitrovaniemi.fi/stay/.
Child care free of charge will be provided during the conference sessions. Please indicate the need for child care in the registration form when registering!
The conference location
Pyhä fell resort is a peaceful and safe location. It offers a possibility to various family outdoor activitivities such as hiking. In Visitor Centre Naava there is a nature exhibition on the nature and cultural history of Pyhä-Luosto National Park.
Pyhätunturi is a small ski resort and in June most shops there are
closed. There is a supermarket near the conference hotel and a sports
bar. We recommend you to take with you any medication and personal items
you might need. There are pharmacies and lots of other shops available
The overall dress code for the conference is “Be yourself” – we just
want you to be comfortable. According to our theme, the programme will take place in both, indoors and outdoors.
June is summer is Finland, but the temperature can be anything between
-1 degrees Celsius and + 30 degrees Celsius. The hikes go into fell
areas, where it is often windy.
We recommend you to pack the following:
- Multiple layers of clothing
- Water- and windproof clothing
- Hat and gloves
- Hiking boots or sturdy jogging/running shoes, preferably waterproof
- Wearing trekking socks/seamless socks/two socks on top of each other to prevent chafing
- Maybe a small backpack for the hikes
Pyhätunturi on a Google map