Practical information


Tellus Innovation Arena
University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus
Address: Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1, 90014 Oulu

The conference venue is Tellus Innovation Arena, an inspiring open space in the heart of University of Oulu Linnanmaa campus. University entrance closest to Tellus is the door R, where conference guests can follow guides leading to the venue. Please, see also the map above for how to locate Tellus in the Linnanmaa campus.

Public transport connections

The easiest way to get to the Linnanmaa campus is by bus. You can take buses number 1, 2, 3 and 8 from the city center to Linnanmaa. The journey takes around 15–20 minutes. Convenient bus stops downtown are Toripakka P, Kaupungintalo and Pokkitörmä. We recommend that you exit the bus at the bus stop Yliopisto P when heading to the university. The buses to the city center leave from the bus stop Yliopisto E.

Buses 8 and 9 travel from the Oulu airport to the city center. This journey takes around 30 minutes. The bus number 8 travels all the way from the airport to the Linnanmaa campus (via the city center), so this is a good option for the guests planning to arrive at the conference straight from the airport. Also the conference hotels are located along these bus routes. For Lapland Hotel Oulu, get off the bus at the Kaupungintalo bus stop, and for Forenom Aparthotel Oulu, choose the Toripakka P bus stop.

Bus ticket price from the Oulu airport to the city center or Linnanmaa campus is 5,80 euros. From the city center to Linnanmaa, ticket price is 3,30 euros. Tickets can be bought from the bus driver, but buses accept only cash for the payment.

The Oulu Public Transport Authority website:

Taxi service in Oulu:
Taxi service OTAXI
+358 600 30081

Registration and help desk

Registration to the conference at the help desk, located near the main doors to Tellus Innovation Arena. Email


An open wireless network, panOULU, is available at Linnanmaa campus, in the city centre, libraries, city offices, and Oulu Airport. All Oulu residents and visitors can use the panOULU network free of charge.

Eduroam is available at Linnanmaa campus. The Eduroam network offers Internet access to visitors from organizations belonging to Eduroam. They can log in to the wireless networks of other eduroam member organizations using their home organization user accounts.

Get-together at the Architecture Guild House

On Wednesday, November 29th, you are invited to an informal get-together to the Architecture Guild House, located at the edge of the city center (Address: Pursitie 8, 90100 Oulu,

Lunch arrangements

Please notice that the lunches are at the conference guests own expense. Reasonable-priced lunches (6,90-10,30 euros) are available in the Juvenes campus restaurants. A lunch cabinet for the ATUT2017 participants is booked at the Foobar restaurant – welcome!

Transport to the conference dinner in Nallikari Restaurant

On Thursday, November 30th, the conference dinner will take place in Nallikari Restaurant (Address: Nallikarinranta 15, 90510 Oulu, Transport to the conference dinner will leave at 18:45 from the city center, in front of the Lapland Hotel Oulu (Address: Kirkkokatu 36, 90100 Oulu). Nallikari Restaurant is located by the sea, and it may be cold out there – wear warm gloves and beanie when outdoor. The weather forecast can be found here:

The transportation back to the city center leaves from the Nallikari Restaurant at 21:30 and 23:00.

Sauna option at Nallikari Restaurant

We would like to honour our guests by offering them a chance to get acquainted with Finnish nature, sauna and sauna culture at the Nallikari Restaurant. It is estimated that there are at least 1.7 million saunas in Finland today. Compared to the population of 5,5 million it is a world record, but it only reflects the essential role of the sauna in the Finnish way of life. Going to the sauna and hot tub here at the Nallikari Restaurant is of course optional, and those who wish can go to the sauna wearing a swimsuit or towel. There are separate saunas reserved for men and women. Our guests do not have worry about bringing towels, shampoo or soap, they are provided. This does not include swimwear, however.

Walk at the Lumo Light Festival

The walk at the nighttime Oulu and Lumo Light festival ( on Friday, December 1st, will start from the city center market place, in front of the market hall (Kauppatori, 90100 Oulu) at 19:00. The duration of the walk is about one hour.

Lumo Light Festival Oulu is celebrated for the fifth time in 2017. The theme of the festival this year is “Encounters”. Visitors will come across astonishing encounters in familiar environments, in virtual worlds, or with characters from the past painted with lights. Festival lightens up the darkest days of the year and creates stunning views, strange appearances and performances that will enable us to see our environment with new eyes.