Gala dinner

NOTE! We are sorry to inform that the gala dinner is fully booked. We apologise for the inconvenience! 

The gala dinner will take place in the old wooden house of Oulu YMCA located next to Franzén park and Oulu Cathedral.

Oulu YMCA “Ynninkulma” still stands as proud as on the year of 1825, when it was built. This old house has gathered a beautiful patina over the years and seen the city grow as well as witnessed the city’s role as the governmental capital of the province. The oldest of the three vaults on the grounds was built in the middle of the 17th century, so you can certainly feel the history of Oulu.


Price 80 euros
Date: Septembre 26, 2018

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How to get to Oulu

By plane:

Oulu Airport is located approximately 11 km from the city centre. There are approximately 20 daily flights to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, operated by Finnair (Oneworld) and Norwegian.

Getting to and from the airport:

  • Public transport: buses

There are regular bus connections between the airport and the Oulu city centre. All buses (lines 8 and 9) from the airport drive though Oulu city centre. A one-way ticket to Oulu centre costs 5,80€ and you can buy it from the bus by cash. You can also download a mobile app for payments.

The application is called Oulun joukkoliikenne and you can find it from http://www.payiq.net/oulu/, as well as from your phone’s app store for Windows, Apple and Android smart phones. With the app, you can purchase Oulu public transport single tickets and 24-hour tickets. Travelling to and from the airport, you need zones AB.

You can find the timetable here

  • Taxis

Taxis are on call at the taxi stand in front of the airport during the scheduled arrival times.

  • Rental cars

There are several rental car companies at the airport, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Scandia Rent and Sixt. Refer to the companies’ websites for further details.

By train:

Oulu train station is located in the city centre.

All trains are operated by the railway company VR: https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage.

The fastest train from Helsinki to Oulu is approximately 5 h 30 minutes.

By bus:

Oulu coach station is located in the city centre. Coach connections link Oulu with both its neighbouring towns and other destinations across Finland. For more information on coach timetables and ticket prices, please visit Matkahuolto for all companies’ timetables. (Note! The tickets may be cheaper on the operators’ website, e.g. Onnibus)

The fastest coach from Helsinki to Oulu is approximately 8h.

Should you need any help with your travel plans or require more information on anything related to your trip to Oulu, please contact ECIL 2018 Coordination Assistant Iira Rautiainen iira.rautiainen@oulu.fi.

Hotels

Hotels with a reservation quota

NB! For ECIL hotel quotas, the reservation must be done directly from the hotel using the reservation code!

Lasaretti
Kasarmintie 13b, 90130 Oulu
Located at the conference venue

NOTE! There are rooms left only for Thursday! Please contact other hotels for accomodation!

  • 115€/single room/night
  • 138€/double room/night
  • 123€/double room for one/night

Additional fee for superior rooms 30€/night

The room prices include complimentary parking, wireless internet access and a full breakfast. During your stay at Lasaretti, you may use the gym and relax in a swimming pool and sauna.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 23 August 2018)

Reservations directly from the hotel by email lasaretti@lasaretti.com

Lapland hotels
Kirkkokatu 3, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 750 m

  • 119€/single Comfort room/night
  • 134€/double Comfort room/night

Prices include breakfast, Wi-Fi and access to sauna.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 12 August)

Reservations directly from the hotel by phone +358 (0)8 8811 110 or by email oulu@laplandhotels.com

https://www.laplandhotels.com/EN/urban-hotels/oulu/lapland-hotels-oulu.html

Scandic Oulu Station
Kajaaninkatu 17, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 1,0 km

  • 115€/single room/night
  • 135€/double room/night

The room prices include breakfast and access to hotel sauna and pool.

Reservation from the hotel by email oulustation@scandichotels.com or by phone +358 8 2374 8949.

Reservation code: ECIL

https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/oulu/scandic-oulu-station

Original Sokos Hotel Arina
Pakkahuoneenkatu 16, 90100 Oulu
Distance from the conference venue 1,1 km

  • 120€/night in a single room
  • 135€/night in a twin room

The room rate includes breakfast.

Reservation code BECIL (Note! The code starts with B!)

Reservations directly from the hotel by e-mail sales.oulu@sokoshotels.fi, by phone +358 (0)8 312 3255 or from the hotel website.

https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/oulu

Radisson Blu
Hallituskatu 1, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 1,3 km

  • 120€/single room/night
  • 140€/double room/night

Extra beds 20€/person/night

The rates include breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and access to sauna and fitness center.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 7 September 2018)

Reservations by phone +358 (0)20 1234 730 or by email sales.oulu@radissonblu.com

If you are a Club Carlson or S-card loyalty member, you get the benefits and the points, but not discounts or bonuses.

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-oulu

Scandic Oulu
Saaristonkatu 4, 90100 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 1,5 km

  • 116€/Standard room single/night
  • 136€/Standard room twin/night

The room rate includes breakfast. Free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Reservation code: ECIL (the quota is valid until 7 September 2018)

Reservations directly from the hotel by phone +358 (0)8 543 1000 or by email oulu@scandichotels.com.

https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels/finland/oulu/scandic-oulu?_ga=2.62907055.228861267.1517219277-697467189.1517219277

Hotel Kortteeri
Vellamontie 12, 90510 Oulu

Distance from the conference venue 4,1 km by foot, 5,3 km by car

Located approximately 3 km outside the city centre. There is a bus connection to the centre.

  • single room 82€/night
  • double room 94€/night.

The prices include breakfast. The rooms can be reserved also without a breakfast (the value of breakfast is 12€).

Reservation code: ECIL.

Reservations by email: luotsi@pohto.fi

https://www.pohto.fi/Accommodation

Other hotels in Oulu

Other accommodation in and near Oulu:

Kempeleen moottorimaja
Sohjanantie 3, 90440 Kempele
Distance from the conference venue 14,3 km
Affordable accommodation, located approximately 10 km from Oulu. There is a bus connection to Oulu centre.

Airport hotel Oulu
Vihiluoto 10, 90440 Kempele
Distance from the conference venue 14,1 km
Located near the Airport, approximately 10 km from Oulu. There is a bus connection to Oulu centre.

Oulu ship
Nostalgic, affordable accommodation in ship cabins. Located in Toppila, approximately 4 km from the city centre. There is a bus connection to Oulu centre.

  • 40€/person/night
    35€/person/night (double cabin)

http://merellinenoulu.com/palvelut/majoitus/ (website only in Finnish)

Reservations: info.msoulu@gmail.com or +358 44 981 9141

Payments in cash only!

For other affordable accommodation, see also booking.com and Airbnb.com for rooms and apartments around Oulu.

Here is a link to Google Maps where you can see where most of the hotels are located.

If you have any problems finding accommodation or have any questions, please contact iira.rautiainen@oulu.fi for assistance.

For students, one way to save money is to rent an apartment together with someone else. To find people to share an apartment, try posting on the ECIL Facebook page or contact iira.rautiainen@oulu.fi to do so on your behalf.