The electric current is 220V with a frequency of 50Hz. Type F/Schuko plugs are used.
In Finland euro is used.
It is possible to pay with credit cards in all shops and in all restaurants. In local buses cash is needed.
Most public offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. Shops in the shopping centers are open mainly from 10 am to 8 pm. Grocery stores are open mostly from 7 am until 9 pm. Ratina and Koskikeskus shopping centres and Stockmann department store are within 10 minute walk from the venue.
Telephone and internet access
Wireless connection is free at the venue, in all hotels, in many restaurants, cafés and shopping centers. Pre-paid cards for cell phones and wireless internet are available for purchase at kiosks, small shops and at these operators’ stores.
It is safe to drink good-tasting tap water in Tampere.
Tampere has a borderline humid continental climate/subarctic climate. Winters are cold and the average temperature from November to March is below 0 °C (32 °F). Summers are mild. On average, the snow season lasts 4–5 months from late November to early April. Considering it being at the subarctic threshold and inland, winters are on average quite mild for the classification, as is the annual mean temperature. In the beginning of May the weather varies a lot. It could be warm or chilly, it could rain or not rain, but usually it does not snow anymore! Normally the temperatures are between 10-15 °C in the beginning of May. For sure the days are getting long in early May. Sun rises before 5 am and sets about at 10 pm.
The official languages are Finnish and Swedish. Finnish is spoken mostly as a first language. The most of the people can communicate in English.
It’s safe to bring kids with you to Tampere. There are plenty of activities for the kids and whole family at Tampere. “Fun for kids at Tampere” map could be found here.