Tvärminne 2012

Workshop 19–21 November 2012, Tvärminne (Hanko)

Group photo by the sea

Workshop programme
Abstracts (Day 2)
Abstracts (Day 3)

Logistical and Sociable Advice for Tvärminne!


Please come prepared if possible with a Powerpoint. If you need handouts please bring them. There are minimal printing or secretarial facilities at Tvärminne.

You are asked to keep strictly to the time limit for your presentation to enable time for comment and discussion.

Transport from the airport

1. The number 615 bus leaves from outside Terminal 2 ( 2nd platform on right from exit): from the bus island outside the Terminal 1 exit. It runs every 15 minutes during the day, costs 4.50 euros (paid to driver), takes about 35 minutes.
Stay on bus until you get to the main railway station (terminus). From the railway station square turn south east (cross the square diagonally) and find Mikonkatu, walk 50 metres down this and then turn left on to Yliopistonkatu- if you miss this turn left at Aleksanterinkatu. Walk down either until you find (300 metres) Senaatintori. If you get lost ask anyone for Senate Square- everybody knows! When you come onto the square look for our bus, parked from just before 13.00 (1pm) opposite the main university building.

2 Finnair bus. Leaves from outside terminal 2 (left hand platform), is a bit quicker but also goes to Railway station Costs around 7 euros. In this case cross in front of railway station and then turn south-east across the square and follow above instructions

3. Taxi will take 20 minutes and cost at least 50 euros depending on traffic. No tips needed.
Please note: because the bus fare is so small airport transport is at your expense.

4. Map link:

5. Return to airport. For those with an early flight Peter Clark will drive them direct to Helsinki airport. The car takes 4 maximum.


This is a university research centre. Facilities are simple but fine: all food, linen, towels etc are provided. There is no bar, but we will offer wine, beer for the evening supper and sauna.


Please let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you are a vegetarian or have special dietary needs. This is because we need to notify caterers a week in advance.

Free Time if you arrive early!

Moving around: almost all young and middle aged people in shops, restaurants etc speak excellent English

Restaurants (ask hotel for directions and reservations)

1. Kolme kruuna, Liisankatu. 1950s décor (original), good food and service, inexpensive. 10 minute walk from hotel. See
2. Ravintola Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22 – 24. Spacious, 1930s-style restaurant with fine window view of Mannerheimentie. High quality food and service, quite expensive. 20 minute walk from hotel. See
3. Ravintola Aino, Pohjois-Esplanadi 21. Finnish specialities, but quite expensive. Close to the University. See
4. Kasakka, Meritullinkatu 13. A small Russian restaurant, traditional food, but quite expensive. See

Visits (selection)

1 Suomenlinna. World Heritage site- island in Helsinki bay- splendid views. Take boat ( every 20 minutes) from Kauppatori market place in downtown. Bus ticket fare.
2 Ateneum. National Art Museum. Important collection of Finnish art before and after First World War. Near railway station
3 Alvar Alto House. Designed by the famous architect as his house/studio in the 1930s. For more detail on visiting hours see
4 Porvoo. Old wooden town with cathedral 20 kilometres from Helsinki. Regular buses- no train. Where Finnish autonomy was granted by Russian czar in 1809. Recommended.
5 All day – fast boats (hydrofoils) to Tallinn in Estonia leave on a regular from the main harbor. Journey takes about an hour or so. No passports needed for EU citizens. Tallinn is a very beautiful city with a restored medieval centre, lots of inexpensive shops and restaurants.

Please visit in advance the website of the tourist information center of Helsinki:

We hope you have a good journey and a great time in Finland!