Smart Cities in Smart Regions 2018 - Info for Participants​

Welcome to Lahti - the city of sports and culture! 

On this page you will find general practical information.
Smart kuvituskuva

Venue

The Conference will be held at Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland. 
https://www.sibeliustalo.fi/en

Address: Ankkurikatu 7, Lahti.

We ask all participants to charge their electronical appliences in advance. In the Sibelius Hall there is only a limited ammout of outlets.

Accommodation

We ask all participant to book their own accommodation directly from the hotels. We have reserved a certain ammount of rooms with a special price from local hotels. All the special price hotels and more information down below:

Travel

​Train

The train station is lockated near to the city center. It only takes little over one hour from Helsinki to Lahti by train.
Timetable: https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

Bus

The bus station is lockated at the train station. Lahti is easily approached by bus from all over Finland. From the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport busses leave once an hour to Lahti.

Timetable: https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/

Local busses run often accross the city of Lahti
https://lahti.reittioppaat.fi/#/joukkoliikenne

Taxi

You can book yourself a taxi by calling this number

tel. + 358 600 30041

To do in Finland

Helsinki

The capital of Finland offers travelers several opporturnities for all kinds of activities.

https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en

Lahti

Lahti offers numerous possibilities in the fields of sport,culture, shopping and nature activities.

http://visitlahti.fi/en

From Finland you can easily acces Stockholm, Sweden, Tallinn, Estonia and St. Petersburg, Russia by train or ferry.

Stockholm and Tallinn
https://www.sales.vikingline.com/

https://www.tallinksilja.com/book-a-cruise

St. Petersburg

https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

https://stpeterline.com/

Check if visa is needed from your country´s offical directives. When visiting Russia by train you will always need a visa, so plan your trip in advance.

Means of Payments

Currency in Finland is Euro (€). All common credit cards are accepted here (Visa, MasterCard). You can get cash from ATM (named Otto-automat, plus orange color) around the city.

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