PRACTICAL INFORMATION

ESTONIA AND TALLINN

 

 Photo of Tallinn old town 

Already in the Middle Ages, Estonia served as a bridge between the West, the North and the East. Tallinn and other Estonian towns belonging to the Hanseatic League played a role in the development of European trade as well as more global economy.
Geographically, Estonia is the centre of Northern Europe – this gives it a singular logistic position.

Official name: Republic of Estonia
Official language: Estonian (belongs to Fenno-Ugric language group, similar to Finnish language)
Area: 45 227 square km
Population: 1.32 million
Member of: EU, NATO and Schengen zone

The capital of Estonia is Tallinn (400 thousand inhabitants or 29.8% of total population)

Currency: from 1 January 2011 the currency is Euro (1 € = 1,36 USD). Most larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diner’s Club and American Express. However, it is advisable to carry some cash with you.

Wireless Internet (WIFI) is available in most places in Tallinn and it is free of charge.

The electricity current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, European-style 2-pin plugs are in use. Adaptors/transformers are therefore required for voltage/plugs that differ from this standard.

Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours. In summer (during the conference): GMT + 3 hours.

Look weather forecast

Smoking is forbidden in public buildings and business premises – including restaurants, pubs, shops, public transport, entertainment venues and workplaces. Some places have installed special smoking rooms.

More facts about Estonia: Estonia at a Glance

Tourist information and things to do:

http://www.visitestonia.com/en/
http://estonia.eu/
http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/eng

TRAVEL

Photo of airplane

Estonia is easy to reach by car, bus, plane and boat.

By airplane

Biggest international airport (Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport) in Estonia is located in Tallinn and you can fly direct from most major cities in Europe.

The airport is located 4km from Tallinn City Centre and can be reached by bus or taxi.

The bus stops are located on floor 0, i.e. by the car park that is located at the front of the airport, next to the so-called lower entrance.
From bus stop 1, bus route no. 2 departs towards the city centre.
Tickets can be bought from the bus driver when entering the bus and cost 1.60 EUR.
A taxi stand is also just outside the departures hall. The fare from the airport to the city centre is about 5€ to 10€.

By ferry


The Tallinn-Helsinki sealine is one of the busiest international passenger routes in the world. Ferries cross the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki several times a day, covering the distance in roughly 2 to 3 hours. Ferries between Tallinn and Stockholm depart every evening, with the trip taking approximately 15 hours. The main ferry operators are Tallink, Viking Line and Eckerö Line. Passenger terminals are located a short distance from the medieval Old Town.

Passenger information at the harbour: ph. +372 631 8550, Port of Tallinn (Tallinna Sadam), passenger ship schedules.

VISAS

Please check in advance if you require a visa to come to the Schengen area:

http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/taxonomy/term/41

All information for applying for a visa to the Schengen area is available on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.vm.ee/?q=en/node/6467

For additional information, please contact the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Phone: +372 6377 440

Email: konsul@mfa.ee

ACCOMMODATION

Photo of Swissotel Tallinn

Delegates are kindly requested to book accommodation by themselves contacting with hotels directly. Please use the promotional codes when making your own reservation in order to get the special price. Please note, that the organizers cannot guarantee the availability of rooms after the reservation deadline. All room reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card and paid directly to the hotel upon check-out.

The organizers of the Conference recommend Swissôtel Tallinn as the first choice for your accommodation considering the convenience of access to the venue.

 

Swissôtel Tallinn

Tornimäe 3
Tallinn 10145
Phone: +372 624 0000
Fax: +372 624 0001
Email: reservations.tallinn@swissotel.com
Promotional code: “nordic day”
Special price until: March 30, 2014

Special room rates:
Swiss Advantage SGL 125€ / DBL 140€
Swiss Executive King SGL 170€ / DBL 210€
Suite SGL 305€/ DBL 350€

Alternative hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (about 600m from Swissôtel Tallinn on foot)
Liivalaia 33
Tallinn 10118
Phone: +372 6690 690
Email: estonia.sales@radissonblu.com
Promotional code: “Estonian ICT Week”
Special price until: April 1, 2014

Special room rates:
Standard room SGL 85€
Superior room SGL 95€
Business class room SGL 120€

Hotel Telegraaf  (about 1200m from Swissôtel Tallinn on foot)
Vene 9 (Old Town)
Tallinn 10123
Tel. +372 6000600
Email: reservations@telegraafhotel.com
Skype: hotel.telegraaf
Promotional code: “Estonian ICT Week”
Special price until: April 1, 2014

Special room rate:
Executive/Superior SGL 125€
Executive/Superior DBL 145€


 

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