Tampere is the second largest city in Finland and the largest inland city in Scandinavia. There’s plenty to see here (even outside the convention), but probably the most famous and fantastically interesting place is the Moominvalley-museum, which houses original artwork by Tove Jansson and fabulous Moomin dioramas created by her partner Tuulikki Pietilä. Read more about it on the Moominvalley-museum website.
Tampere – how to get there?
Tampere is located in Southern Finland, 160 km north of Helsinki, about two hours by train or bus. For more information about Tampere, visit the Tampere Tourist information website.
Finncon takes place at University of Tampere, which is located near both the city center and the railway station.
The Tampere-Pirkkala airport is located about 17km south from Tampere and has direct flight connections from several European cities, for example Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga and London (Standstead).
There is a bus connection from the Tampere Pirkkala airport to the city center. The drive to the city center takes about 30 minutes. For more information about local buses, including fares and timetables, see the local bus company’s website.
You can also take a taxi, which costs about 30 Euros. For more information about booking a taxi, see local taxi company’s website.
If you arrive to Finland via Helsinki-Vantaa airport, you can either get a connecting flight to Tampere or take a bus. The buses leave right outside the terminal and take you directly to the main bus station of Tampere, which is a short walking distance from the con-site, city center, and all major hotels in Tampere.
Where is the convention?
The University’s homepages have pretty clear instructions on how to get there. Finncon takes place at the University’s main campus, in the main building. See more: University’s homepage.
The convention is open to the public:
On Friday July 1st from 2 PM to 6 PM
On Saturday July 2nd from 10 AM to 6 PM
On Sunday July 3rd from 11 AM to 5 PM (academic program from 10 AM to 5.30 PM)