Travel, accommodation & venue
The Finnish Museum of Games is centrally located in the town, some 1000 meters from the railway station.
Traveling via Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP)
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport 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 30-40 euros.
Traveling via Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)
Tampere is located 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. From Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a frequent and comfortable bus connection to the center of Tampere (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.
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.
Accommodation 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 few guided tours available during the seminar.
Monday social program
The Monday night social program takes place at Oasis (2nd floor, building Pinni B, Kanslerinrinne 1, 33014 University of Tampere, http://oasis.uta.fi/), starting at 19:00. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Before this, you are welcome to join us at Telakka (Tullikamarin aukio 3, http://www.telakka.eu/ravintola/) for food and drinks. We will leave Telakka for Oasis at 19:00.