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Travel and accommodation

All roads lead to Joensuu, well almost. You can reach the town:

  • By air:  A flight from Helsinki (HEL) to Joensuu takes about 1 hour, and there are 3 - 5 daily flights depending on the day of travel. Schedules can be checked and flights booked through Finnair. The airport is Joensuu (JOE)
  • By train (from Helsinki airport): The journey from Helsinki Airport to Joensuu takes about 4.5 hours. First, you need to travel to Tikkurila train station and change a train there. The Tikkurila station is accessible with the airport train: https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport/access/trains 
    Trains from the airport to Tikkurila leave at ca. 15 minutes intervall. Note! You only need to purchase a single ticket from Helsinki Airpot to Joensuu, which will also cover the trip from the airport to Tikkurila train station (no need to buy a separate ticket at the airport). You can buy this ticket beforehand (online) and print it or save it in your phone. Tickets and schedules are available at: https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage
  • Travelling from a far? If you need to spend a night at the airport prior to your trip to Joensuu, the easiest option is to choose one of the airport hotels (all of which offer a free shuttle service to-and-from the airport). Information (and links to booking systems) from the available hotels can be found at: https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport/airport/services-facilities
  • Transportation to/from Joensuu airport : There is a shuttle bus between the airport and city centre (market square) and the price of the shuttle bus is 5 €. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi. Taxis wait outside the terminal building. A single trip to the city costs about 25 € and the trip takes about 15 minutes. If there are no taxis available you can call the taxi dispatching office on the following number: +358 (0) 601 10100. The taxis and the bus will accept Visa/MasterCard credit cards.


Accomodation

Please make your reservation directly to any of the city's hotels. We have made pre-bookings for conference attendees. The hotels are:

 

Hotel GreenStar Joensuu (not later than June 22nd)

Torikatu 16, 80100 Joensuu. Route from the hotel to the venue

Bookings directly to reseption by email joensuu@greenstar.fi or by phone +358 10 423 9390. Mention HIRVI2020 or MOOSE2020. 

  • 69 € room / night.
  • Breakfast 9 € / person.
  • Parking 8 € / day.
  • Check the cancellation policy.

 

Sokos Hotels Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel  and  Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna 

Reserve the rooms from here using the code BHIRVI sokoshotels.fi (not later than June 12th)


Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel 

Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu Route from the hotel to the Venue

Standard Single 104 € Double-room 124 €
Superior +25 € + 25 €

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Torikatu 20, 80100 Joensuu Route from the hotel to the Venue

Standard Single 113 € Double-room 133€
Superior +25 € + 25 €

Check the cancellation policy.

 

Scandic Joensuu (not later than August 9th 2020)

Kirkkokatu 20, 80100 Joensuu  Route from the hotel to the Venue
Booking via this link: www.scandichotels.com?bookingcode=BHIR230820

Standard Single 119 € Double-room 139 € twin room with extra bed 159 €
Superior Single 134 € Double-room 154 € twin room with extra bed 174

Check the cancellation policy.

 

Holiday Linnunlahti
Linnunlahdentie 1, 80110 Joensuu Route from the hotel to the Venue

Semi-detached apartments available, all of which are 63 m² in size. In addition to a bedroom, a kitchen and a loft, each apartment has its own sauna. The apartments are equipped with bed linen, cooking equipment, a flat screen TV, a CD player/radio as well as free wireless internet access. Read more here and don’t hesitate to send us a booking inquiry regarding our apartments via internet-page or E-mail sales@linnunlahti.fi. In both case please remember to use the code Moose2020.  

1 to 2 person 125 € / night
3 to 4 person 150 € / night
5 to 6 person 180 € / night
Breakfast available by extra price 10 €.

Check the cancellation policy.

 

General information

Joensuu is a compact city. All of the listed hotels are within a 5 - 20 minute walk from the conference venue and even a shorter walk away from the town centre.

For more general travel-related information, check the official tourism site at: visitkarelia.fi.