Aalto University and Espoo
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Take a virtual tour of Aalto University: https://www.aalto.fi/en/campus
The event will take place at the Dipoli building on the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University. The conference site address is Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo. More information about the Dipoli: https://www.aalto.fi/en/locations/dipoli
Espoo (Swedish: Esbo) is a city and municipality bordering the cities of Helsinki and Vantaa in the Uusimaa region. The city is situated on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Espoo forms a major part of the metropolitan area known as Greater Helsinki. Gems of Espoo are nature, sea and archipelago, cultural and other events, architecture and of course its culinary experiences. How about experiencing Wine in the Woods or arctic kayaking? Read more about these unforgettable activities at Wine in the Woods – FINLAND, NATURALLY (finlandnaturally.com) and at Arctic kayaking in the Espoo archipelago – Natura Viva
Nature and outdoors
Espoo is well-known for its large archipelago with 165 islands and long and beautiful Espoo Waterfront Walkway, that stretches over 45 km along Espoo seaside. Find more information about enjoying a nice walk along the Waterfront Walkway at Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway | Visit Espoo.
Hiking, camping, biking and several other outdoor activities close to nature can be experienced at the closeby Nuuksio National Park and the surrounding lake highlands. You can find more information about Nuuksio National Park and different activities at https://www.visitespoo.fi/en/best-in-espoo/nuuksio-national-park/.
Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre is a nature and outdoor center situated close to the Nuuksio National Park. Haltias’ nature exhibitions depict the magnificent scenery of Finland’s National Parks. More information on Haltia is available at https://haltia.com/en/.
Culture and museums
The city of Espoo hosts several museums, including EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, consisting of 3000 works highlighting modernist art and design, KAMU – the Espoo city museum of cultural history, Gallen-Kallela Museum showcasing he art and life of Gallen-Kallela and his contemporaries and present-day works of contemporary art, the Finnish Museum of Horology and Jewellery Kruunu hosting frequently changing exhibitions on watches and jewelry. More information on different museums are available at the following websites:
- EMMA: https://emmamuseum.fi/en/emma-collections/
- KAMU: https://www.espoo.fi/en/kamu-espoo-city-museum
- Gallen-Kallela: https://www.gallen-kallela.fi/
- Finnish Museum of Horology and Jewellery Kruunu: https://kellomuseo.fi/
Other Museums and Exhibitions as well as other attractions in Espoo: https://www.visitespoo.fi/en/visitor/see-do/sights-attractions
Architectural gems of Aalto Otaniemi Campus
The architecture in Otaniemi pays homage to the legacy of Alvar Aalto, Raili & Reima Pietilä and Heikki & Kaija Siren. The campus is emerging as a completely new and open place for study, work, living and leisure. More at https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/architectural-gems-of-otaniemi.
Eat and drink in Espoo
Espoo and Otaniemi area offer a large range of options for enjoying culinary experiences. Scenic restaurants can be found close by and cosy cafés introduce you to local delicacies. Espoo is also known for several local breweries, of which two are located in Otaniemi. Read more about culinary experiences at https://www.visitespoo.fi/en/visitor/eat-drink.