Passport and visa
Citizens of the member countries of the European Union and several other countries do not need a visa for entering Finland and Sweden. Detailed information about the passport and visa requirements can be found at website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Daily maximum temperature in June is typically between +18 and +25°C in Helsinki and Stockholm. For more details on weather, see e.g. website of the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The time in Finland is 1 hour ahead and in Sweden the same as the Central European Time (CET).
The Helsinki city centre is about half an hour ride from the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport by train or bus. Bus stops and taxi stands are located directly outside the arrivals halls. The Finnair airport buses depart for the central railway station at 20-minute intervals; the fare is 6.30 EUR payable to the driver. There are cash dispensers and currency exchange stores in the arrivals hall at the airport.
The Airport Taxis (yellow minibuses) can be booked at the taxi booths in the arrivals hall. They will take you to any address in the city. A taxi to the city centre costs about 50 EUR. Taxi drivers accept major credit cards and do not expect tips.
The public transportation system of Helsinki includes bus, tram, metro and train services. You can buy tickets on buses and trams and from the ticket machines. A single ticket is valid for one hour inside the Helsinki city. For more information visit: https://www.hsl.fi/en
The currency in Finland is the euro and in Sweden the Swedish crown. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
Electricity in Finland and on the ferry is 230 volts. Plugs and sockets are the same as elsewhere in continental Europe.
Please check the validity of your own insurance. The Conference organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or loss of, or damage to, property belonging to delegates or the registered accompanying persons during the Conference.
For further information about Finland and Sweden please visit
City of Helsinki, http://www.hel.fi/www/helsinki/en
Visit Helsinki, http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en
Map of Helsinki, http://kartta.helsinginseutu.fi/index_en.html
The Official Travel Guide of Finland, http://www.visitfinland.com/
Finnish Science and Technology Information Service, http://www.research.fi
City of Stockholm, http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/
Map of Stockholm, http://suggestme.com/stockholm/map
Visit Sweden, http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/