Travel and accommodation
NPO2014 participants will be staying in cottages with living area of 37 m2 that can accommodate up to 4 persons. The cottages have a separate bedroom, a living room, terrace, and bathroom. Mini-kitchen is equiped with a microwave oven, refrigerator, and dishes.
Please check details of the lodging facilities at the Holiday Centre website http://www.lomakeskushuhmari.com.
Distance between Joensuu and Holiday Centre Huhmari is about 30 km. Joensuu can be easily reached by plane or train from Helsinki. Bus transportation between Joensuu and the Holiday Centre "Huhmari" will be arranged by organizers.
Reaching Joensuu by plane
When you travel to Finland by plane, you most probably arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa international airport, which is served by many airlines. There are several flights per day between Helsinki-Vantaa and Joensuu with Finnair. Timetables can be found at http://www.finnair.com.
Reaching Joensuu by train
If you wish to spend overnight in downtown Helsinki, you can begin your train journey from the Helsinki railway station.The railway link between Helsinki and Joensuu is operated by VR. There are several daily connections, the travel should take between about four and half hours. If you arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa airport and wish to continue by train to Joensuu, you should take either bus No 61 or a taxi from the airport to Tikkurila train station. See http://www.helsinki-vantaa.fi for detailed instructions. The travel between the airport and Tikkurila station takes about 20-30 minutes. If you wish to spend overnight in downtown Helsinki, you can begin your train journey from the Helsinki railway station.
If you travel by train from Moscow or St Petersburg, you need to change a train at Kouvola station. Timetables, pricing and other details can be found in the VR website.
Reaching Joensuu by car
The distance between Helsinki and Joensuu is around 450 km , i.e. the journey may require up to six hours. You may rent a car from the major international car rental companies at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, Helsinki or at the Joensuu airport.