Location and Directions

Arrival and transit information

  • If you arrive on Saturday or Sunday, don't be surprised if you find the city extremely quiet. It is midsummer and most Finns are on their summer cottages. Although public transport is running, you might wish to consider at taxi to your hotel.
  • If you wish to find public transport from the Airport to Dipoli or your hotel, just input the desired time and destination (e.g. "Dipoli" or your hotel address) into the Journey planner.
  • Please note that credit or bank cards are not accepted in public transport, only cash.
  • Those of you who pre-purchased the 5-day public transportation ticket will receive it upon registration in Dipoli.
  • On our Accommodation page, you can find map information from each of the hotels to the venue.

Reaching Dipoli

Dipoli is well served by the public transport. The HSL (Helsinki region traffic) online journey planner http://www.reittiopas.fi/en/ is very useful for routes and timetables.

From the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the Central Railway station (Elielin aukio, Eliel Square)

  • bus number 615, then take
  • bus number 194 or 195 to Otaniemi/Dipoli
    go to Kamppi and take bus number 102 or 103

The following buses take you close to Dipoli

  • from Helsinki, Kamppi numbers 102 and 103
  • from Helsinki (Elielinaukio), numbers194 and 195
  • from elsewhere in Helsinki, numbers 505, 506, 512A, 550
  • from elsewhere in Espoo, numbers 2 , 4, 10, 15 (within Espoo) or numbers 103, 102, 194 ja 195 (going to Helsinki)
  • from Vantaa, number 510

Bus timetables of the following stops

Conference Venue

The NT13 Conference will take place in Congress Centre Dipoli. One of the premier congress venues in Helsinki, the distictly designed building has received WWF's Green Office certificate for it's low ecological footprint. The main hall holds over 600 people for the main plenary sessions, with lunches and poster sessions held in other parts of the building for your convenience.


The venue is located on the Otaniemi campus area of the Aalto University, designed by the national architect Alvar Aalto. Otaniemi, located in Espoo a mere 15 minutes from the center of Helsinki, is the leading technology hub in the Nordic countries. The area features a unique mix of top-level research organizations and academic institutions such as the architecturally distinct Aalto University campus, along with a number of technology businesses such as Nokia, Rovio, Kone, Fortum and Neste Oil. Otaniemi is a community of over 32,000 people that includes 16,000 students and another 16,000 technology professionals.

Compared to major metropolises, the beat of the capital city Helsinki is laid-back and relaxed. Most of the city's tourist attractions and hot spots are within walking distance from each other. The public transport system is comfortable and reliable, and has been ranked among the best in Europe. Espoo is part of the Helsinki metropolitan area and the second-largest city in Finland. The wonders of the Finnish archipelago are never far away thanks to the 160 kilometers of shoreline and 465 islands Espoo and Helsinki share.


The NT13 conference is hosted by Finland, one of the Nordic countries neighboring Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Russia in Northern Europe. Finland is a gateway between Asia and Europe, offering convenient flight connections across the hemisphere.

Finland is a land of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and the winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West. As you look out from the plane, the first impression you may have is that there are a lot of trees... an endless carpet of forest, with many lakes and small towns in between. In the summer the typically slightly quiet and reserved Finns take full advantage of the warmth and light, enjoying the long summer days (from 4 am to 11 pm!) in parks, terraces and summer cottages.

Arriving to the NT13 Conference

Most participants will arrive by air at the international Helsinki airport (HEL).