The seminar is held at The Finnish Museum of Games, in Tampere, Finland. The museum is centrally located in the town, some 1000 meters from the railway station. The pre-seminar events (Monday 23) and the Tuesday reception take place at the University of Tampere campus which is also centrally located.
Traveling by Air
It is possible to either fly in directly to Tampere, or to fly to the capital Helsinki, and cover the last strech of the journey by land. Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP) is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of Tampere. There is a bus connection from airport to the centre (tickets can be bought from driver; see bus service site). The taxi fare is around 40 euros.
Tampere is located 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. The newly opened train line makes it possible to take a train from the airport to the Tikkurila station (travel time ~8 minutes) and then change to a IC/Pendolino train headed in the direction of Tampere. Travel time from Tikkurila station to Tampere is approximately 75 minutes, and from central Helsinki to Tampere approximately 90 minutes.
There is also a frequent and comfortable bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa airport (HEL) to the Tampere city center (duration: approx. 2,5 hours). There are also daily flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), the flight time being 30 minutes.
Accommodations in Tampere
The business hotels in central Tampere include Sokos Hotel Villa, Sokos Hotel Torni and Holiday Inn Tampere. For budget travellers we recommend Dream Hostel and Hotel and Omena Hotel Tampere II. City of Tampere tourist information can provide you with several other alternatives within a walking distance.
The seminar location is the Finnish Museum of Games, located in the Museum Center Vapriikki (address Alaverstaanraitti 5).
The museum showcases the broad history of Finnish games and was opened in January 2017. Seminar visitors are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the exhibitions, with a guided tours available during the seminar.