Travel and accommodation

Holiday Centre “Huhmari” offers all comforts for a scientific meeting combined with the opportunity to enjoying the wonderful, unique landscape of North Karelia, one of Finland's most beautiful parts of Finland’s lake district. The Workshop venue is situated on the shores of the Höytiäinen, 15th largest lake in Finland. The broad waters and numerous islands of lake Höytiäinen provide you with magnificent scenery.

Auditorium at the Holiday Centre

Sunset in Huhmari


Please check details of the lodging facilities at the Holiday Centre website


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

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 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