General Information


The official languages of the Congress are English and French. During the lecture and debate sessions there will be simultaneous interpretation between English and French, as arranged by the organizers.

The translations of the lectures into Chinese and Spanish will be written translations made available to members online on our website, and – subject to requests – in printed form.

Time and weather

Finland’s time zone is GMT+2 hours (daylight saving time is GMT+3). 
>> Check the local weather

How to get there

Rovaniemi is easily reached by air and by train. The city is about 800 km north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. There are frequent international flights to Helsinki, and domestic flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. The flight to Rovaniemi takes about 1 hour, with several flights scheduled every day.

The train journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes about 10 hours and is a good ecological alternative if you have time to spare, offering you a unique opportunity to see more of Finland.

For those who are interested in traveling to the surrounding areas and Lapland by themselves, all major car rental companies have an office in Rovaniemi.

Congress venues

(headquarters of the Congress)
Address : Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 Rovaniemi
Tel: +358 16 322 2822

Address: Jorma Eton Tie 8 A, 96100 Rovaniemi
Tel: +358 400 698 154



Address: Pohjoisranta 4, 96200 Rovaniemi
Tel: +358 16 322 3260

Address: Tarvantie 1, 96930 Arctic Circle
Tel: +358 600 301 203

How to get from Rovaniemi’s airport to the hotels

The Airport Express – a bus from the airport to the city center and back – drives to all the city center hotels as well as the bus station. The journey takes circa. 15 minutes, and costs 7 € / person. The Airport Express departs from the airport after the arrival of every flight. Check at your hotel reception for the pick-up time from your hotel back to the airport. For further information call +358 (0)16 – 362 222.
Airport Taxi coaches are available at the airport when flights arrive. Airport Taxi transports to the city area and its surroundings. Price 10-12 € / person, taking more than one customer at the same time (carpool). For further information call +358 (0)16 – 362 222.
Normal Taxi: Price from the airport to the city center circa 23 €. Phone +358 (0)200 88 000.
The railway station is located about 1.5 km from the city center. There is no direct bus connection. The easiest way to get to the hotel is to either walk or to take a taxi.

Useful links

Finnair >
Norwegian >
Trains >
Bus schedules >

Your window to Finland >
Lapland Finland >
Welcome to Rovaniemi >



The programme is subject to modifications in the lead up to the Congress.

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