Nordic Baltic Impact Assessment Conference 2018 will be located at Tallinn University Conference Centre in Tallinn City Centre. The conference centre has capacities for 500 people. Tallinn University is located 500 meters from UNESCO Heritage Site Tallinn Old Town and 500 meters from one of the biggest urban recreational parks in Estonia - Kadriorg. The university is located in the distance of 5 min walk from Tallinn harbour and 15 min by bus or taxi from Tallinn Airport.
Public transportation in Tallinn
Public transport in Tallinn is by buses, trams and trolley buses. The cost of a single ticket (valid for one journey) is 2 EUR and it can be bought from the bus/tram drivers.
You can also buy a fixed period ticket, but you will need a Public Transport Card for that. The card can be purchased from R-kiosks in the airport/harbour terminal buildings and around the city centre. Ask to add the desired period when buying the card - 1 day - €5; 3 days - €7; 5 days - €8. Note that you will need to validate the Public Transport Card each time when boarding a public transport vehicle. More information about public transport can be found HERE.
Cost of taxi is approximately 0,55 EUR /per kilometre + starting fare 2,88 EUR. Most of the taxis do not accept payments by card.
Recommended companies are:
Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921 (card payments accepted)
Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000 (card payments accepted)
The taxi fares may slightly vary depending on the traffic and company. Please note that most of the taxies accept only cash payments, therefore you should change some money in advance, or do it at the currency exchange points (there are exchange points at the airport and at the harbour).
Tallinn Tourist Information Center in Old Town
Niguliste 2/Kullassepa 4
Phone +372 6457 777
Tallinn Tourist Information Centre in Viru Keskus
Viru Square 4
Phone +372 6101 557
You will be able to access the free network connection called TLU in Tallinn University campus. Most of the cafes in town have free internet connection. All the hotel rooms also have WIFI.
Passport and Visa
A valid passport is required to enter Estonia. Please make sure that your passport is valid until at least 3 months after your departure date from Estonia. Citizens of European Union countries do not need a visa to enter Estonia. Check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website if you are in any doubt. There you will find the latest information about visas and details of Estonian embassies abroad, where they can be obtained.
Estonian Time and Weather
Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone: GMT + 3 hours during the Daylight Savings Time in summer. The weather is usually pleasant in June with average daily temperatures between 15 - 21ºC. You might think that Estonia is all about cold, but there are sunny days too! However, at night it might get cool and rain is usual. Therefore, light comfortable clothes are ideal during the day and a jacket may be required for evenings. If you plan on going on one or more of the trips we have planned for you, then make sure you bring a pair of comfortable, water proof shoes.
Please see the homepage http://www.weather.ee for the latest forecast.
Currency, Banks, Credit Cards
The national Currency is the EURO. Major international credit cards are widely accepted. Further information about currency and exchange rates on Estonian Bank’s website: http://www.eestipank.info/frontpage/en/.
Upon arrival to Estonia you can find exchange points in airport, railway station, harbour and bus station.
Shops are usually open from 10.00 until 18.00 on weekdays and on weekends. Larger department stores are open between 9.00 and 21.00.
Best shopping facilities in Tallinn can be found in the city center: Stockmann, Tallinn Kaubamaja, Viru Keskus etc. Many nice boutiques and handicrafts galleries can be found in the Old Town around Raekoja Square.