RS2016 Symposium

7th International Symposium on In-Situ Rock Stress
May 10-12, 2016 Tampere, Finland

City reception

City reception will be held on May 10th in museum centre Vapriikki at 6.30 pm. (address Alaverstaanraitti 5, Tampere). City reception is free for participants.

Guided walking tour will depart from both of the Symposium hotels (Scandic Tampere Station and Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere) at 6.10pm

Vapriikki is housed in the old Tampella factory hall, whose oldest parts date back to the 1880s. Vapriikki opened to the public in 1996, and the building was fully ready as a museum in 2000. The total floor area of the museum centre is approximately 14,000 m2, half of which is devoted to exhibition facilities and premises open to the public. More information about Vapriikki.


Dinner will be held May 11th in the restaurant Näsinneula at 7.00 pm (address Laiturikatu 1, 33230 Tampere). Dinner fee is 120 eur (inc. VAT 24%)

Buses will depart from the Symposium hotels (Scandic Tampere Station and Solo Sokos Hotel Torni Tampere) at 6.45pm

Näsinneula is literally is as high as you can get and dine in Finland. Whilst dining you can enjoy spectacular views in this one of a kind rotating restaurant. Restaurant Näsinneula is renowned in for its unique panoramic views and delicious dishes. As well as the excellent food, restaurant's superb atmosphere makes your visit a memorable one.

Photo by Särkänniemen elämyspuisto

Photo by Piia Huittinen

Tourist information

Tampere offers a lot of experiences and many sights to be seen. For more information please see Visit Tampere website.