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General info

Registration

Registration will open on 15 November 2012.

Congress venue Naantali Spa Hotel
Address: Matkailijantie 2, Naantali

The congress venue Naantali Spa Hotel is a popular congress hotel, with excellent facilities and elegant and comfortable rooms, located close to the centre of Naantali. Naantali (NĂ¥dendal in Swedish), the "sunshine town" as the locals call it, is an attractive small seaside town famous for its historical Convent Church, the charming old town area and the surrounding archipelago.

Travelling

Naantali/NĂ¥dendal, is located half an hour's drive from Turku which is within easy reach by air via Helsinki (Finnair), via Stockholm or Copenhagen (SAS and Blue1), or for example via Riga (AirBaltic). From Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a shuttle bus to Turku (2.5 hours, departures every hour). From Stockholm you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Silja Line and Viking Line. For more information about Naantali and travel connections, please visit the website of Naantali tourist information. For more information on location and parking, please visit also the Naantali Spa info.

Transport links

Taxi

Tel. +358 2 10041
Taxis are generally easy to get. There are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the market square.

Weather in Naantali

Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland. You can also get a 5-day forecast of the local weather in Naantali.

Languages

Naantali is a bilingual town, official languages being Finnish and Swedish. Furthermore, you may expect that most people (particularly younger people) have at least basic knowledge of English.

Currency

The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex currency exchange company in nearby Turku (address: Eerikinkatu 13). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Voltage

The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size.

Insurance

Please note that the congress participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Congress Organizers. The Congress Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or other person during travel to and from the conference or during the conference. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

 

Images 1, 3 & 4 © Mika Elmeranta
Image 2 © by Arto Takala
Header image by Naantalin matkailu