The NANOENERGY-2017 venue will be Aalto University, Espoo-City (Helsinki Metropolitan Region), Finland.
How to reach the Otaniemi (conference venue): http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/contact/route_otaniemi/
ABOUT ESPOO CITY
Enjoy the innovative breeze in Espoo!
Espoo is the second largest and the fastest growing city of Finland – part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Espoo is Northern Europe’s largest high-tech and innovation hub where science, business and culture meet the wilderness of Nuuksio National Park and stunning seaside environment. The city’s innovative spirit, Aalto University, technology hub Otaniemi and international companies attract continuous interest from science, research, investors and business professionals worldwide.
Location right next to the capital Helsinki means excellent transportation links - Helsinki Airport is just a half an hour drive from Espoo. The capital region has an extensive and affordable public transportation network and in August 2016 the west metro will take you to Helsinki in 10 minutes.
When in Espoo you are never far from the great outdoors, but also need never venture very far from the bustle of the capital. There are 58km of coastline, 95 lakes, 165 islands, 600km of cycling tracks, 200km of cross country skiing tracks and the scenic Waterfront Walkway. Fascinating sights, sounds and events invite you to come and enjoy yourself in Espoo!
Further information: - www.visitespoo.fi
By public transportation: Use the HSL Journey Planner: A single ticket costs 5.50 €. The address of conference venue is: Otakaari 1, Espoo. It is located in Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University.
Link to: http://www.reittiopas.fi/en/
FROM HELSINKI AIRPORT TO AALTO UNIVERSITY, OTANIEMI CAMPUS, ESPOO
By train: I and P -trains run from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki Railway Station, journey time about 25 minutes. From Railway Station, Kamppi shopping center is 7-10 min by walk in the west direction. From Kamppi shopping center, buses with number 102, 102T, 103, 103T and 195 frequently go to Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University (approximately 20 min). A single ticket from the Airport all the way to Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University costs 5.50 €.
By Yellow Line Airport taxi (shuttle taxi): Yellow Line’s desk is at the arrival hall. The cost to Otaniemi campus is 29,50 EUR for 1-2 persons. (Please note that the shuttle taxi may take a longer time to reach the destination as you might share the taxi with other people going to the same direction.)
By normal taxi: Taxi stand is outside the main entrance of the arrival hall. The cost to Otaniemi campus is approximately 40 EUR. Trip takes about 30 mins.
FROM HELSINKI TO AALTO UNIVERSITY, OTANIEMI CAMPUS, ESPOO
By taxi: A taxi from Helsinki center takes about 15-20 minutes and costs approximately 30 EUR. Taxis can be taken from the railway station, from numerous taxi ranks in city center or booked via e.g. hotel reception.
By bus: From Railway Station, Kamppi shopping center is 7-10 min by walk in the west direction. From Kamppi shopping center, buses with number 102, 102T, 103, 103T and 195 frequently go to Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University (approximately 20 min). A single ticket from the Helsinki center all the way to Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University costs 5.50 €.
FROM OFFICIAL CONFERENC E HOTELS TO CONFERENCE VENUE
From Radisson Blu Espoo:
By walk: It takes around 5-10 minutes to walk from the hotel to the conference venue.
See the Aalto University Otaniemi campus map: http://www.aalto.fi/en/about/campus/around_campus/campus_maps/ (hotel is number 56, venue is number 1)
From Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden:
Bus: take bus number 550 from Tapiola to Otaniemi
By walk: It takes around 15-20 minutes to walk from the hotel to the conference venue.
What to do?
Suggestions of things to do and see around Espoo during the conference:
From the official conference hotels directly -> enjoy the nature around us!
Take a bike ride from Radisson BLU Espoo/Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden or go for a walk and go out to experience Espoo Waterfront Walkway
Sello shopping centre
in Leppävaara is really close to the conference venue, about 5-10mins journey. From Tapiola Centre just hop on the bus number 550 and go to Leppävaara. Nearest 550 busses from Otaniemi leave outside the conference venue.
AINOA shopping centre
in Tapiola is just a short walk from Tapiola Garden Hotel and easily accessible by bus or by foot from Otaniemi as well.
Iso Omena shopping centre
Shopping centre Iso Omena is located in Matinkylä, Espoo, with excellent public transport connections. Check the fastest routes and timetables to Iso Omena from HSL's Joyrney Planner.
Restaurants within nearby areas:
Restaurant Kylä in Tapiola with 2 minutes from Tapiola Garden Hotel http://www.tapiolankyla.fi/
Grill it! at Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
LN Sushi Art, sushi restaurant with 5 minutes from Tapiola Garden Hotel, 15 minutes from Radisson
Funky Burger Tapiola at Ainoa shopping centre in Tapiola
Haukilahti Pavilion, scenic restaurant in Haukilahti water front, access by bus
Ravintola Ranta, Radisson BLU Hotel
M.E.E.T restaurant world at Iso Omena Shopping centre
Museums within nearby areas:
Exhibition Centre WeeGee in Tapiola is open Tuesday-Sunday, closed on Monday´s. The exhibition centre is home to four museums including The City Museum, Finnish Toy Museum and Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA
The Gallen-Kallela Museum in Leppävaara, art museum was designed and built by Finland’s national artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The castle-like Tarvaspää studio and residence was opened to the public in 1961 as the Gallen-Kallela Museum. The museum’s temporary exhibitions present the art and life of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries and present-day works of contemporary art. Museum shop and atmospheric Café Tarvaspää.
Places to visit
The Nuuksio National Park & The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Wild woods and lakes on Helsinki's doorstep! Nuuksio National Park is an unspoilt piece of wilderness in the middle of the Helsinki metropolitan area: beautiful valleys, steep ravines, rocks, groves, swamps and over 80 lakes and ponds.The nearby Finnish Nature Centre Haltia spotlights the best of Finland's natural treasures from across the country.
Journey time around one hour by public transport: Check Journey Planner
Nuuksio Reindeer Park
is the southernmost place in Finland where you can see and feed reindeer. Reindeer park is open for groups on reservation basis but during summer it has public opening days too.
Organ Night and aria festival 1.6.-31.8.2017
Events in Espoo
Visiting the capital of Finland, Helsinki is easy and fast by busses leaving from around the conference venue and hotels. From Otaniemi you can take busses number 102 and 103 for example and from Tapiola through busses 110 and 109. The journey time is around 15 - 20 minutes. In Helsinki you have the wide range of shopping, restaurants and cafes and famous museums and sights at your disposal.
Further Information: www.visitespoo.fi