Self guided excursions

 

Underground Helsinki

Helsinki may be the only city in the world that has an underground master plan. Construction of the vast underground network began in the 1980s and continues to this day. Helsinki now has almost 10 million square metres of underground spaces and tunnels that conceal a subterranean art museum, church, swimming hall, shops and even a karting track inside a civil defence shelter. A 40-metre-deep reservoir is also located beneath the city centre.

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Excursions organized by #EUROCK2022

 

All excursions mentioned below will be organized on September 15.
Excursions will be billed once we have reached the minimum number of participants.
Deadline to register is June 15. Registration for excursions can be done together with the conference registration.

Detailed description of the excursions can be found below.

Prices are based on the minimum number of participants attending. If the number of participants is higher than the minimum after June 15 the prices will be modified accordingly (price is lower). 


 

Full day excursions

 

City of Tampere: Sulkavuori and Sandvik Test Mine

  • Maximum price 115 EUR (Including 24 % VAT)
  • Full day excursion
  • Location Tampere area
  • Minimum number of participants 10
  • Maximum number of participants 20
  • Bus transportation and lunch included
  • Starts at 8.00 at the conference venue Dipoli
  • Finishes around 18.00 Helsinki city centre / Dipoli

Information video about the Sandvik test factory

Information about Sulkavuori - Tampere region central wastewater treatment plant

Contact person regarding the excursion: erik.johansson[at]ains.fi

 

Lohja Tytyri Mine

  • Maximum price 95 EUR (Including 24 % VAT)
  • Full day excursion
  • Location Lohja area
  • Minimum number of participants 15
  • Maximum number of participants 30
  • Bus transportation and lunch included
  • Starts at 9.00 at the conference venue Dipoli
  • Finishes around 14.00 Dipoli

Information about the Tytyri Mine

Contact person regarding the excursion: lauri.uotinen[at]aalto.fi

 

 

Half-day excursions

 

VTT Eurofins and Aalto tunnels

  • Free of charge
  • Morning excursion
  • Location Espoo
  • Minimum number of participants 10
  • Maximum number of participants 30
  • Walking excursion
  • Starts at 8.00 at the conference venue Dipoli
  • Finishes around 12.00 Dipoli

More information about the excursion will be published soon.

Contact person regarding the excursion: mateusz.janiszewski[at]aalto.fi

 

Helen - Katri Vala heating and cooling plant

  • Maximum price 30 EUR (Including 24 % VAT)
  • Morning excursion
  • Location Helsinki
  • Minimum number of participants 10
  • Maximum number of participants 20
  • Bus Transportation included
  • Starts at 8.00 at the conference venue Dipoli
  • Finishes around 12.00 Dipoli

Information about the Katri Vala heating and cooling plant
More information about the excursion will be published soon.

Contact person regarding the excursion: topias.siren[at]sweco.fi

 

Merihaka Civil Defence Shelter

  • Maximum price 30 EUR (including 24 % VAT)
  • Afternoon excursion
  • Location Helsinki
  • Minimum number of participants 10
  • Maximum number of participants 25
  • Bus transportation included
  • Starts at 13.00 at the conference venue Dipoli
  • Finishes around 15.30 Dipoli

 

Construction of civil defence shelters has been mandatory in Finland since 1954. There is space for a total of 4.4 million people in approximately 54 000 shelters all around Finland. The shelters protect against explosions, building collapse, radiation, and hazardous substances. Highest level of protection is provided by type S6 shelters excavated in solid rock, which can withstand a direct hit from the typical tactical nuclear weapons. (Ministry of the Interior, 2022) 

Merihaka civil defence shelter is one of the largest and most modern shelters in Finland, and by extension, the world. Opened in 2002, this shelter provides protection for 6000 people, 30 metres deep in the bedrock. Total area of the shelter is 15 000 m2. In peacetime, most of the shelter is used for sports and recreation.

This excursion will provide an introduction to the civil defence system and infrastructure in Finland by Helsinki City Rescue Department and a tour to the shelter. After the excursion, you have the possibility to stay in Helsinki city centre or take the bus back to Otaniemi.

Contact person regarding the excursion: risto.kiuru[at]aalto.fi

 

 

Helsinki City Tour - Touristic

  • Maximum price 55 EUR (including 24 % VAT)
  • Afternoon excursion
  • Location Helsinki
  • Minimum number of participants 10
  • Maximum number of participants 50
  • Guided bus transportation included
  • Starts at 13.00 at the conference venue Dipoli
  • Finishes around 16.00 Dipoli

During the tour you will travel along the coastline of Helsinki, the Daughter of the Baltic Sea.  You will see the main sights of Helsinki, including the Senate Square with the Dome and University of Helsinki. We will pass the Market Square, Railway Station, Parliament, Oodi Library, Olympic Stadium and much more. We will introduce you to the multicultural and colourful history as well as the vibrant present of Finland´s capital city.

Contact person regarding the excursion: ville.raasakka[at]ril.fi