FAQ - IFTDays 2019

How do I book my food and lodging?

On the registration page of IFTDays, you can choose the option that best suits your needs: seminar, seminar & workshop or entire event in one person room or in shared room. Note that there is limited number of one-person-rooms available for which reason they are priced higher.

You can pay in installments. That means that you have to buy two different tickets (part 1 and part 2). You will be able to pay via IFTDays webshop, via a direct bank payment or via Paypal.

The following meals are included:

Seminar only: lunch & coffee/refreshments breaks

If you wish to stay for dinner after the seminar,  this dinner is to be purchased separately: 24 euros, unless you are staying for the full event.

Seminar & workshop day meals:

  • Workshop day: breakfast, lunch and refreshments + dinner on seminar evening
  • Immersion day meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner – evening snacks

All our meals are predominantly organic and vegetarian. We will also be providing fish or game meals during the event.

Getting to Evo venue from the airport

For the full event guests, we will arrange a pick from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport two times on 1st of July. First time at 16.00 and second time at 20.00. Please make sure to pay attention to these pick up times as you book your flights.

On the 7th of July, we will arrange again two drop offs to the airport: one around 6 and another at 11.00 the latest.

Remember that Evp venue is about 2 hours away from the airport.

For the seminar & workshop combo ticket buyers, we will arrange to pick you up from the closest busstation and railway station in Hämeenlinna.

Remember to let us know the times you will arrive here: seminar day guests, seminar & workshop day guests HERE and full event guests HERE.

Can I participate only in the immersion days and/or the seminar and/or the workshop day?

You can participate only in the seminar, seminar and workshop day or the entire event.

Can I have a room all for myself?

There is a limited number of one-person-rooms, to which reason these are priced higher. However, if need to have a room for yourself, you should book one. Or, consider the tent accommodation by yourself!

How do I choose to share the room with only women/male roommates?

We aim to place people who know each other, in the same rooms. You will be able to indicate with whom you would like to share the room with in the detailed registration form you will be sent closer the event. We will do our best to consider everyone’s wishes, however there is limited space.

Where do I inform about my food allergies?

In the detailed registration form that we will be sending you closer the event, we will ask you to fill in any dietary restrictions or other requirements.

What is the best way to travel to the conference place?

Evo event venue is located about 140 km west from Helsinki International airport.

Public transport takes you there

  • Closest bus stations are located at Hämeenlinna or Padasjoki. Timetables (www.matkahuolto.fi)
  • Closest railway station is located in Hämeenlinna. Timetables (www.vr.fi)
  • All public transport routes and timetables to Evo (www.matka.fi)

For those who are signed up for the entire event, the travel is included in the fee. We will arrange a shuttle two times from the airport on the 1st of July. Make sure you have filled in your arrival and departure times in the registration form we send you.

Will there be a book and info table?

Certainly! Because this is a capacity building event, we want you to come armed with all your knowhow and your activities and make use of the time to learn, share and build your network. We will make sure there will be a space for you to set up your materials at display at the seminar. Please be in contact with us to tell us if you need something else.

Will I get a conference certificate?

Only those participants who participate in the full event will be awarded a certificate of attendance. This is because who ever participates will get a heavy dose of theoretical as well as practical knowledge and we do not want this fact to go unnoticed. This  event introduces you to an array of approaches out there which you can then choose to further pursue, in case you want to become certified as a guide.

What do I need to have with me?

You should dress like you will be spending lots of time outside. Finnish summers are usually warm – but it of course depends on where you are coming from, if you agree with this statement. Warm to Finns might mean anything above 15+ degrees.

  • Something to wear on your head – to protect you against any mosquitos
  • Long pants to protect you against ticks in nature
  • Good walking shoes
  • Swimming suit
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Materials for note taking
  • A warm pullover for the evening campfires
  • Rain gear
  • Mosquito repellent

Are there a lot of mosquitos in Finland?

Yes and no. It depends on the summer (whether it has been dry or wet) and the conditions (windy, open area, location near the water, etc.). Mosquitos leave you alone in open spaces and in the sun, but in the forest and in the shade, they will go out hunting. But in any case, you can rest assured, that the “Finnish airforce” is not harmful (not carrying diseases) but rather a nuisance.

Sauna

Sauna is a very important part of Finnish culture. It is a holy place which we do not take lightly, even if it is part of our everyday life. Due to its close ties to nature based wellbeing, you will receive plenty of opportunities to enjoy different saunas during your stay with us and learn about the history and reasons behind its importance.  If you have any further questions on this or other topics, do ask!