Venue and travelling

Venue and travelling

22nd Koli Calling conference will be held again in the beautiful surroundings of Koli National Park, in the Break Sokos Hotel Koli, about 75 km from Joensuu.

Conference venue at Google Maps

The conference venue can be best reached from Helsinki by taking a train to Joensuu. Train schedule and ticket bookings are now available at the VR website. The recommended train connections are as follows.

  • Helsinki – Joensuu: Thursday, November 17
    • 13:19 – 17:51 (InterCity 5)
    • 15:19 – 19:38 (Pendolino 7)
  • Joensuu – Helsinki: Sunday, November 20
    • 12:11 – 16:40 (InterCity 8)
    • 15:11 – 19:45 (InterCity 10)

The above-mentioned trains are reachable from the Helsinki Airport via Tikkurila railway station by taking the Commuter train P on arrival (Helsinki Airport – Tikkurila) and the Commuter train I on departure (Tikkurila – Helsinki Airport). Travel time from the airport to Tikkurila is about 8 minutes, and the commuter trains operate every 10 minutes.

The conference will organise a shuttle bus transportation from Joensuu to the conference venue, and back to Joensuu on Sunday. The bus transportation is included in the conference registration fee. The bus will pick up the participants from the above-mentioned trains at Thursday, November 17. We encourage the participants to choose one of the recommended train connections from Helsinki to Joensuu. On Sunday, the bus leaves Koli so that the participants will be able to reach the InterCity 8 train departing at 12:11.

There have been cuts on flight services between Helsinki and Joensuu during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of the beginning of November, the flights will be operated by Finnair. However, there will be only a limited number of flight options available. The following flights might serve the conference participants:

  • Thursday November 17, Helsinki – Joensuu, 06:35-07:40 (AY361)
  • Monday November 21, Joensuu – Helsinki, 05:40-06:35 (AY370)
  • There are no flights from Joensuu to Helsinki on Sunday, November 20

Applying for Visa

Visitors from outside the EU will more likely need to apply for a visitor’s visa to enter Finland. Please consult your nearest Finnish Embassy or Consulate. We can send invitation letters for those participants with accepted papers and conference fee paid.

Koli Bus Schedule