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City of Tampere

Tampere Hall


General info

Registration and Info Desk
Conference venues
Getting to Tampere
Useful to know
Weather in Finland

Registration and Info desk

Conference regisration and info desks are open as follows:

University of Tampere, Pinni B
See map

Saturday 8.30 – 18.30
Sunday 8.30 – 20.00

See instructions
Monday 8.00-17.30
Tuesday 8.00-17.30
Wednesday 8.00 – 15.30


Please make your hotel reservation soon, the hotels are getting full.

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Tampere, ranging from modern first-class hotels to smaller traditional hotels and dormitories. Please, see Tampere Accomodation for the complete list.

The organizers of the Conference have booked quotas for the Conference delegates from the following hotels. Please note that the accommodation is not included in the participation fee, and you should make the reservations directly in the hotels! When making reservations from these hotels, mention "NordiCHI" in order to get the Conference price for the room.

Ramada Hotel Tampere
Address: Yliopistonkatu 44
Tel: +358 (0)3 245 5111
E-mail: tampere.ramada@restel.fi

The Ramada Hotel Tampere is a high-level business hotel situated in the centre of the town, right next to the Tampere Hall. There is only a short distance to major shopping streets, theatres, concerts and other interest of the city. Wireless Internet available. Distance to Tampere Hall 200 m.

Price: Single room 92 €/night
Double room 128 €/night
Make your reservations before 27.09.2004

Sokos Hotel Tammer
Address: Satakunnankatu 14
Tel: +358 (0)20 1234 600 or +358 (0)20 1234 632
E-mail: reception.tamer@sok.fi

A traditional hotel, one of the oldest in Finland. Inside the hotel new and old are combined in an innovative way. The hotel with its restaurant Tammer forms an outstanding and unique service package, with 20's style ambience creating a soft atmosphere and a place to enjoy oneself. Wireless Internet access. Distance to Tampere Hall 700 m.

Price: Single room 105 €/night
Double room 128 €/night
Make your reservations before 1.10.2004

Hotel Victoria
Address: Itsenäisyydenkatu 1
Tel: +358 (0)3 2425 111

Hotel Victoria is located in the centre of Tampere, just next to the railway station, near services of the city. Hotel Victoria offers comfortable accommodation and a variety of additional services at the lowest rates in the centre of Tampere. A workstation with an internet connection at your disposal free of charge. Fast and efficient broadband connection available at hotel rooms for an extra charge. Distance to Tampere Hall 300 m.

Price: Single room Sun-Fri 78 €/night
Fri-Sun 70 €/night Double room
Double room Sun-Fri 97 €/night
Fri-Sun 75 €/night
Check availability at the hotel

Hotel Cumulus Koskikatu
Address: Koskikatu 5
Tel: +358 (0)3 242 4111
E-mail: koskikatu.cumulus@restel.fi

Among visitors in Tampere, the Cumulus Koskikatu is the favoured base, because it is just a short jaunt from the hotel to all the city's top attractions: the Särkänniemi amusement park, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Moomin Valley, Tampere Hall and theatres. Wireless Internet available. Distance to Tampere Hall 500 m.

Price: Single room 87€/night
Double room 121€/night
Make your reservations before 23.09.2004

Conference Venues

Tampere Hall is the largest concert and congress centre in the Nordic countries. It is located beside a lovely park in the very heart of Tampere opposite Tampere University and just a stone's throw from the railway station.
Tutorials, workshops and doctoral consortium are in Pinni B -building of the University of Tampere on Saturday and Sunday.

Getting to Tampere

Tampere is 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. It is easy and fast to get to Tampere by air, by bus or by train. There are several daily flights to Finland from the major cities in Europe. There are daily flights from Stockholm and Copenhagen to Tampere. There are also daily flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), the flight time being 30 minutes. From Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a frequent and comfortable bus connection to the center of Tampere.

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of Tampere. From Tampere-Pirkkala airport the most convenient way to travel to the center and to the hotels, is by taxi. The taxi fare is about 25 €. There is also a bus connection.

Useful to know


The conference badge, which will be handed at the registration desk, is the entrance ticket to all sessions. Please wear the badge also at social events, coffee breaks and lunches. Only badge holders are admitted to the sessions.


Lunch and coffee is served on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Tampere-Hall, restaurant Fuuga, 2nd floor. Lunches are free of charge for the conference delegates.

Dress code

Casual dress is suitable for all occasions.

Reading e-mails in Tampere Hall, VIP-room 3rd floor

Workstations are available for mail reading and web brousing in the room VIP, 3rd floor. Also wireless network is available with limited Internet access through firewall.

VIP-room is open
Monday 8.30-17.30
Tuesday 8.30-17.30
Wednesday 8.30 – 15.30


Smoking is not allowed in the University of Tampere or in the Tampere-Hall. Smoking is allowed only outside the buildings.


There's really limited parking space nearby the University and Tampere Hall. Please leave your car at your hotel or at Tullintori car park near Tampere Hall. University has some guest parking spaces, but they are for short term parking only. The O and H marked parking areas are for Tampere university parking permit holders only and the numbered spaces are reserved also. We advice delegates to use the car park in Tullintori, otherwise there might be a fine in your windshield when you return to your car.


See the Finnish Meteorological Institute: http://www.fmi.fi/en/index.html