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Finland follows Eastern European Time (GMT + 2
hours; summertime GMT+ 3 hours). The international dialing
code from abroad is +384. In international calls from
Finland, dial 00 + national code + area or operator's code
+ personal number.
The best known foreign language among local
people is English. It is quite common to get services in
Swedish and Russian languages too.
Finnish currency is Euro. Most stores and
services (incl. taxis) accept bank or credit card
payments. In local busses paying with coins is recommended.
All banks are situated along the main street
Olavinkatu and on the corner of the
where one can easily find ATMs too. The opening hours for
banks are from 9.30 or 10.00 am to 4.15 pm.
Banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
shops have varying opening hours. The
marketplace and most shops are open everyday in July.
The electricity supply in Finland is 240
volts. European style 2-pin plugs are in use. Delegates
should bring their own adapters.
Services at the Savonlinna Campus
Lunch is provided to all delegates at the restaurant of
the Campus. All dietary requirements should be indicated
in advance (e.g. on the registration form).
hosts a small yet extensive library. During the
convention Wlan internet access will be available
at the whole Campus. Those delegates who have EDUROAM connection
can use their own usernames. There are also several workstations
which the participants can use.
Things to do at Savonlinna
In July Savonlinna is crowded of visitors who want to
participate various culture events or just to enjoy the
environment and athmosphere of the town and lake Saimaa.
There are lot of programme around
Opera Festival which
celibrates its 100th anniversary in 2012 , and other smaller
events too. If you are interested in the history of the
local area and folks, please, visit
Museum. (See also
There are safe beaches around the town (near the venue and the
castle, for example). It is safe to get swimming from the other
shores too, yet, it is wise to check the bottom before diving
and to avoid shores along strong streams.