The conference will be held at University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design, in Rovaniemi, Finland. The Faculty of Art and Design is located at the main campus of University of Lapland, appr. 1 km from Rovaniemi city center. Its facilities include lecture halls, modern teaching workshops for art and design, art exhibition galleries and a restaurant in the center of the building.
Location address: Yliopistokatu 8, 96300 Rovaniemi, Finland
** Bus collection from hotels Tuesday - Thursday. Scandic and Pohjanhovi at 8:30 **
The city of Rovaniemi is the vibrant capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi, called the Gate of Lapland, is located at the northern Arctic in the northernmost part of Finland, at the Arctic Circle. With a land area of 8016 km2 it is Finland’s and Europe’s largest town, with a population of over 60,000. This small but modern city offers a unique combination of urban services and the beautiful natural environment of Lapland, and is located at the junction of the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki rivers. It is a university city, the commercial centre for the area and a city of sport and culture. Four different seasons are strongly present in local life and they give a rhythm for living and activities.
How to get to Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi is easily reached by air and train. The city is about 800 km north from 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 one hour, with several flights every day.
The train journey from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes about 10 hours and is a good alternative if there is time to spare as this offers a good opportunity to see more of Finland. All major car rentals have an office in Rovaniemi for those who are interested in traveling around the surrounding areas and Lapland by themselves.
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How to get from the airport to the hotels
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Welcome to Rovaniemi
For additional information about practical arrangements, registration, hotel booking and payments, please contact:
University of Lapland
PO Box 122
96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4462 and +358 (0)40 721 8260