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SSPD 2019 | 21 - 23 August 2019 | Åland, Finland

MEETING VENUE

SSSD2019 will be held at the Hotel Arkipelag, a 4-star hotel in the heart of Mariehamn, just 50 m from the marina and within 15 minute walk from the ferry terminals. Torggatan shopping street is 100 m from the hotel.
Address:
Strandgatan 35,
22100 Mariehamn

ACCOMMODATION

A quota of rooms has been reserved for the SSPD participants in the hotels Arkipelag and Pommern. The reservations will be made on “first come, first served” basis. The hotel quotas are valid until two months before the meeting, after that we cannot guarantee the availability of the hotel rooms but will assist you in finding accommodation.
You can reserve your accommodation through the meeting registration form (will open in March 2019). Your reservation will be confirmed together with your participation. The hotel fees include breakfast, service and VAT.
Below is a short presentation of the hotels. For more information, please contact Aboa Congress and Event Services info@aboaservices.fi.

Hotel Arkipelag

The Hotel Arkipelag (SSPD meeting venue) has 76 double rooms, 8 suites and 2 deluxe suites, each with its own balcony – all are appointed to a high standard. All elegant rooms have a minibar, a work desk, free Internet access, and IPTV. The whole hotel is non-smoking. Some rooms have sea views, while others face the city centre.

The hotel is the town’s centre of entertainment and a well-known meeting point with a nightclub, casino, sauna with outdoor and indoor pool, Oliven restaurant with its Mediterranean flavour and the summer restaurant Arkipelag Garden with its grill and bar.

Hotel Arkipelag is eco-label awarded. Green Key is the largest global eco-label for accommodation.

Address: Strandgatan 35, AX-22100 Mariehamn, Finland

Single room 140€
Double room 170€

Hotel Pommern

Hotel Pommern, located in the centre of Mariehamn, has welcomed travellers since the late 1960’s. The hotel is now completely rebuilt and expanded to comprise 95 modern and comfortable rooms.

The hotel boasts a spacious restaurant including a stylish wine bar and a cosy lounge.

Address: Norragatan 8-10, 22100 Mariehamn

Classic single room 139 €
Classic double room 149 €

THE JOURNEY TO ÅLAND IS HALF THE EXPERIENCE

The Åland Islands are situated in the heart of Scandinavia, midway between Stockholm and Helsinki. Most people find the boat trip impressive. You can see Sweden’s, Finland’s and Åland’s archipelagos on the way, as well as enjoy good food and entertainment onboard.

The shortest route from Sweden leaves from Grisslehamn or Kapellskär outside Norrtälje and takes two hours. From Stockholm, there are several route variations.

From Finland you can travel on the ferries from Turku, Naantali and Helsinki. If you are travelling from Estonia you would opt for Tallink Silja from Tallinn.

For travellers from Finland, the beautiful sea route by Ålandstrafiken’s ferries is also an alternative, especially if you plan to visit one of the six Åland archipelago municipalities. The archipelago ferries depart from Osnäs or Galtby near Turku. Especially in the summer, it’s important to make your reservations well in advance. Book your voyage with the archipelago ferries by calling Ålandstrafiken ph. +358 18 525 100 or via their online booking.

Flying to Åland is a quick and convenient alternative. Your flight is via Helsinki, Turku or Stockholm. It takes just half an hour both from Stockholm/Arlanda (Sweden) and from Turku, and less than an hour from Helsinki/Vanda (Finland). Once you are in Åland, the international airport is just five minutes by car from central Mariehamn.

BY FERRY OR AIR

For timetables, booking and further information about the ferries and flights to Åland visit the company homepage.

BY BOAT

Eckerö Linjen
Grisslehamn, Sweden – Eckerö Berghamn, Åland (see the booking form above)

Finnlines
Kapellskär – Långnäs – Naantali

Tallink Silja
Stockholm – Mariehamn/Långnäs – Turku
Stockholm – Mariehamn – Helsinki
Stockholm – Mariehamn – Tallinn

Viking Line
Stockholm – Mariehamn/Långnäs – Turku 
Stockholm – Mariehamn – Helsinki

Ålandstrafiken
Korppoo/Galtby – Åland (to the main island or to some of the islands)
Kustavi/Gustavs – Åland (to the main island or to some of the islands)

BY AEROPLANE

Finnair
Helsinki – Mariehamn
Turku – Mariehamn

Air Leap
Stockholm – Mariehamn
Turku – Mariehamn

ÅLAND IN BRIEF

The archipelago’s islands, climate and location make Åland unique. The Ålanders have always travelled by sea and used the sea to support themselves. The sea has also set the conditions for island life. The islands’ position in the middle of the Baltic Sea has always made Åland a natural meeting place for people in power, entrepreneurs and travellers.

The Åland Islands constitute an autonomous and monolingual Swedish region of Finland, situated in the northern part of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland.

Åland has about 28,500 inhabitants and about 11,000 of them live in Åland’s only town, Mariehamn. The town was founded in 1861 and today it is the commercial and political centre. It is also Åland’s seat of government.

The islands’ main industries include shipping, trade, banking, farming and the production of food items. Shipping has always been a particularly important activity for the region and, in terms of characterising the Ålanders, there is no other industry like it.

Åland’s 6,700 islands have a world to offer where the sea is always nearby. Did you know that Åland has more sunshine hours than anywhere else in Northern Europe between May and August?

For more information about Åland, please Visit Åland.