Learning and Plasticity - LaP2020


Learning and Plasticity - LaP2020

General info


We have again reserved rooms for a special price from the congress hotel, Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli.

The 2020 prices are as follows:

  • Hotel room for two persons 57 euros / person / night
  • Hotel room for one person 97 euros / person / night
  • Holiday apartment with one bedroom, living room & kitchen, and sauna 155 euros / 1-2 persons / night
  • Holiday apartment with two bedrooms, living room & kitchen, and sauna 188 euros / 1-2 persons / night
  • Additional persons to apartments 35 euros / person / night

All of the options above include a hearty breakfast, free evening entry to the hotel restaurant featuring live artists, and the common sauna facilities & a pool.

The congress participants should do their hotel booking either by email (akashotel@laplandhotels.com) or by phone (+358 16 553300). To get the special price, please use the code LaP 2020. DO NOT MAKE YOUR
HOTEL BOOKING VIA ANY WEBSITE, not even via the Lapland Hotels own website! The hotel needs also your credit card information to confirm the booking.

For a presentation of the hotel and its services, see

Ylläs is located 150 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, in Scandinavia. Our meeting will take place in one of the villages in the Ylläs area, namely the Äkäslompolo village that is located on the northern side of the Ylläs Fell. The address of the meeting venue Äkäshotel is Äkäsentie 10.

  • By train from Helsinki: Board the sleeping wagon of the night train in the evening, and in the morning you arrive at the Kolari train station which is the final destination. Timetables and bookings can be made at the National Railways (VR) website: https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/long-distance_timetables. The Kolari train station is 35 km from Ylläs and there is a bus connection for each train. This is a nice and the most environmentally-friendly travel alternative.
  • By plane from Helsinki: There is a daily flight connection by Finnair from Helsinki to Kittilä. From the Kittilä airport there is a bus connection to Ylläs (55 kilometres / 50 min to Äkäslompolo village). See the following website for bus information: https://www.rundgrenky.fi/en/yllas-airport-bus. It is also possible to pick up a taxi from the Kittilä airport.

The following website gives information on the Ylläs area and its various activities (including weather conditions, skiing centres, ski rental, restaurants, reindeer safaris, snowmobiling, ice swimming, etc.): http://www.yllas.fi/en

Due to the limited number of places, we urge you to make your travel and hotel arrangements in good time! According to the preliminary plan, the actual congress program will start on Monday April 6 at 2 pm (but please note the Welcome Event on Sunday April 5 at the congress hotel at 7 pm!) and end on Wednesday April 8 at 3:30 pm.