You can reach Estonia by car, boat, ferry, plane or train.
For the participants coming from Western Europe, North or South America, Australia or Asia the most economic way is to fly to Helsinki, Finland and take a quick boat to Tallinn. There are a great number of boats sailing on the Tallinn-Helsinki line, going there and back every 30 minutes. It takes less than one and a half hours and the price is reasonable!
(check for ferries: http://www.tallink.ee/en.html; www.silja.com ; http://www-eng.njl.fi/)
The fastest way from Helsinki to Tallinn is to fly by helicopter, it takes only 20 minutes (check www.copterline.com).
There are regular ferries going between Estonia-Germany and Estonia-Sweden. You may consider driving there by car and taking a ferry to Estonia.
You can also fly to Stockholm (check Ryanair offers at www.ryanair.com) and take a over-night ferry to Tallinn.
NB! There is 50% discount from all tickets and cabins for GIC participants in TALLINK ferry company. If you want to benefit this discount, you need to contact Tallink office in Sweden directly and mention "WÄXTHUSET discount" while booking the tickets. The discount is valid both Sweden-Estonia and Finland-Estonia side.
Their contacts: phone - 468 666 6008, email - email@example.com
If any problems, please contact Hans Moberg, who is responsible for this issue. His phone number is 46 705 720 520
A shuttle to the venue (Pühajärve) will be organized from Tallinn where the boats and planes arrive. It takes about 3 hours by car or by bus. at 12.00. and 18.00.
The price for the organized shuttle bus will be around 20 euros/one way.
Final time table for the shuttle is following:
July 3: at 11.00. and 15.00.
July 10: at 11.00, 13.00, 15.00. (also at 8.00 if needed)
Please let us know if you need shuttle on July 11
The shuttle bus has 2 stops in Tallinn:
1) first stop in front of the Saku Rock hotel (address: Sadama 25a, in ferry terminal D, city center)
2) second stop in the airport
From the hotel the shuttle leaves 15 minutes before full hour (for example 11.45, 14.45 etc), from the airport at the full hour (for example 12.00., 15.00)
Shuttele bus has the sign "GIC 2004 PÜHAJÄRVE"
There are our people waiting and assisting you in both stops.
Please book your place in the shuttle bus IMMIDIATELY!
Pick up service from the airport / port
If you wish to be picked up from the airport or from the port, let us know.
We have agreement with a taxi company LINNATAKSO to wait you in the lobby of the port or airport with a sign “GIC 2004 Pühajärve”.
It costs 6 euros (90 EEK) to drive from the airport to the hotel (Saku Rock, address Sadama 25a) and 3 euros (50 EEK) from other ferry terminal to the hotel. The fee can be paid in cash in Estonian kroons, in euros or by credit card. Please try to have exact amount of money if paying in cash in euros.
You can take taxi yourself also, there are plenty of taxis available.
But then it can’t be quaranteed
- that you can pay by credit card
- that the bill doesn’t exceed the sum mentioned above (can be less as well)
- you also need to pay in Estonian kroons ONLY
Otherwize this option is safe enough!
It is also possible to rent a car. For a small car (Ford Focus, Citroen C3 etc) the rent for one day starts from 32 euros and from 200 euros for a week. The price contains traffic insurance, Super Casco insurance and VAT, but not the gas you use.
(check for car rental for example from www.autorent.ee ; www.hertz.ee ; www.avis.ee ; www.tulika.ee)
The cheepest way for indipendent adventurers is to go by public bus (approx 10 euros one way).
We will offer you different sightseeing and tour possibilities before, during and after the conference, for more information about this please click on the link "Excursions before/after the GIC"!
You can contact Mrs. INGE RAIE, our contact person in travelling (domestic travel only) and sightseeing issues. She speaks English, Russian, Finish, Swidish and some German.
Mrs. INGE RAIE
Phone: 372 45 33 393
Mobile: 372 50 57 716