Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICTR Practical Information helpful.
JAMK is an internationally oriented higher education institution in Jyväskylä, Finland. In addition to internationalisation, JAMK focuses on entrepreneurship and quality of learning. JAMK has been one of the top universities of Applied Sciences in Finland for several years.
JAMK is a multidisciplinary higher education institution operating with four educational units: Technology, Health and Social Studies, Business and Teacher Education. JAMK has about 8500 students and 700 staff members.
Read more: www.jamk.fi/en
City of Jyväskylä - Smart, safe and sustainable
Jyväskylä is a lively, versatile city of sport, movement and well-being. Jyväskylä is proud of its innovative companies, popular universities and highly educated, talented people. You’ll find this youthful growth centre just 270 km north of Finland’s capital Helsinki. With the population of 136 000, City of Jyväskylä is the seventh largest city in Finland.
City of education
Jyväskylä is a school and university city with 47 000 students during the academic year, providing a diversity of educational offerings for people of all ages. The multidisciplinary University of Jyväskylä and JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the Air Force Academy are among Finland's leading research and educational institutions of higher education. Jyväskylä is also the forerunner in education export.
More information www.visit.jyvaskyla.fi
Getting to ICTR
The Jyväskylä Region can be reached easily by plane, train, coach or car.
Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski approximately 23 km from Jyväskylä. Finnair www.finnair.com operates flights to Jyväskylä from popular Helsinki-Vantaa international airport roughly four times a day. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 50 minutes. Further information on travelling to Jyväskylä by plane can be found on Finavia’s website. Further details of flights to Helsinki-Vantaa are available here.
There is no airport transfer between Tikkakoski and the centre of Jyväskylä, so a taxi should be booked in advance by calling +358 (0)100 6900 before boarding the plane in Helsinki. The taxi journey from the airport to the centre of Jyväskylä takes about 15 minutes and the cost is about 25 euros. For further information please visit www.jklaluetaksi.fi/en.
The nearest international airport to Jyväskylä is in Tampere, some two hours away. From there Jyväskylä can be reached handily by train or coach. For further information on flights to/from Tampere please visit www.finavia.fi/en and for timetables of trains between Tampere and Jyväskylä please visit www.vr.fi and for details of coach services please visit www.matkahuolto.fi/en.
Both trains and coaches arrive at and depart from Jyväskylä Travel Centre rail/coach interchange located in the centre of the city (Hannikaisenkatu 20, Jyväskylä). The Travel Centre sells tickets for trains operated by VR/Finnish State Railways and coach services operated by Matkahuolto. The Travel Centre is open Mon-Sat 6-22 and Sun 8-22.
The train journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä using the Pendolino express service takes 3.5 hours at its fastest while the trip from Tampere to Jyväskylä takes roughly 1.5 hours. Train tickets can be purchased from VR/Finnish State Railways’ net store www.vr.fi or in Jyväskylä from the Travel Centre ticket office.
If you are flying into Helsinki-Vantaa, the simplest solution is to take the local train from the airport to Tikkurila and change there to a Jyväskylä-bound train.
Jyväskylä can also be reached easily by coach; tickets can be bought from Matkahuolto’s net store www.matkahuolto.fi/en which also provides details of routes, timetables and fares. The journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä by express coach takes approximately 4.5 hours. Many express coaches also call at Helsinki-Vantaa airport, where the coach can be boarded.
A slightly quicker coach connection from the centre of Helsinki to Jyväskylä is operated by Onnibus. This takes about 3.5 hours (but does not call at Helsinki-Vantaa). For information on timetables and fares please visit www.onnibus.fi: tickets can also be purchased online.
The taxi cost from the airport to the city center is about 25 euros. Jyväskylä Travel Centre rail/coach interchange is located in the centre of the city so taxi is not necessarily needed.
We are now working with a specialist agency to offer a range of hotels for all ACPIL conferences, with prices lower than many online booking engines. You will find a number of hotels at various prices. The designated Conference Hotel for ICTR will be Solo Sokos, Paviljonki, Lutakonaukio 10, 40100 Jyvaskyla. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
Alternatively, to arrange accommodation please visit: ACPI Accommodation
Pre and Post Conference Activities
You are invited to join the host organisers of ICTR 2018 for some pre and post conference activities. More details below. To reserve your place (guests welcome), please click here
Pre conference walking tour – Wednesday 21st at 4pm
You are warmly invited to join the guided walking tour offered by young tourism students of Jyväskylä College. On the tour you will visit interesting sights and places and also have a chance to enjoy some local flavours.
Duration: 2.5 hours starting at 4 pm until 6.30 p.m.
Price: 25 euros
Beer Tasting Session: Thursday 22nd at 4.45pm at JAMK
Get to sample specialist beers of Hiisi brewery from Central Finland, each coupled with hors d'oeuvres made from Finnish products and ingredients.
Price: 20 euros
Post Conference “Tastes of Finland” Dinner – Friday 23rd at 7pm – Hotel Verso
If you are staying in Jyväskylä after the conference, there will be a dinner for conference participants and guests at Hotel Verso. The evening will showcase some of the ingredients used in the menu and focus on their sustainable journey from local sources and producers to your plate.
Price: 60 euros plus wine
Venue – Hotel Verso, Kauppakatu 35, 40100 Jyväskylä
Key locations on Google Maps
Key locations for the 1st International Conference on Tourism Research- ICTR 2018 in Finland are shown on this google map: