Nordic Women's and Gender History Conference

Nordiska kvinno- och genushistorikermötet

University of Oulu, Finland
7-9 June 2018

Practical Information



The City of Oulu is situated in North-Finland, on the coast of Bothnian Bay.  See the map of Oulu here. Oulu is easy to reach by plane and by train.


Travelling to Oulu by plane

For more information on Oulu airport here.

Oulu airport is directly connected by taxi, or bus to Oulu city center.  During the day time taxis are on call at the taxi stand, outside the arrivals door. A taxi can be booked beforehand, tel:+358 600 30081. Please note that at the night time the airport may not have taxes available if not ordered.


Travelling to Oulu by train

Travelling in Oulu:


By bus

  • There are regular bus connections between the Oulu city center and the airport. The buses 8, 9 and 56 drive through Teknologiakyla and Heikinharju. The bus ticket from Oulu Airport to Oulu city centre costs 5,80 € and it can be purchased from the driver (by cash only).
  • Timetables of the Oulu Public Transport Authority

By car


Car rental is provided in Oulu from example the following companies, located at the Oulu airport:

  • Budget tel. +358 20 746 6640
  • Europcar Interrent tel. +358 40 306 2871
  • Sixt Oulu tel. +358 20 11 22 590
  • AVIS tel. +358 8 311 7160



For the convenience of the conference participants the conference organizers have selected number of hotels located in the city centre in order to give the conference participants possibility to book hotel rooms at a special rate.


Please note that there is only a limited number of hotel rooms available and bookings should be made by the 5th May 2018. The room prices are only valid during 6-10 June 2018.


Please see the contact information and booking codes of each hotel below. In case of late arrival (after 6 p.m.) please notify the hotel when booking.


Hotel Lasaretti

Address: Kasarmintie 13

Hotel Lasaretti, which is an old provincial hospital area, is located on the beautiful island of Lasaretinsaari quite near the town centre. See the map here.

Price per night:
Standard Single Room: 110 EUR (incl. VAT)
Standard Double Room: 130 EUR  (incl. VAT)
Family room: 160 EUR (incl. VAT)
Superior Double room: 160 EUR (incl. VAT)

Distance to the conference venue in Linnanmaa: 7  km
Distance to the city centre:  1,2 km

Booking code: kvinhist2018
Bookings by email by 5th May 2018:


Lapland Hotel Oulu

Address: Kirkkokatu 3B

Lapland Hotels Oulu offers you a chance to experience Lapland in the heart of a city. The hotel is situated in the centre of Oulu, next to the Cathedral and the historical Ainola park, and its 160 rooms have been decorated with skill and style to suit the taste of even the most quality conscious guests. The design of our rooms was influenced by nature and the stories of Lapland. Room amenities in Comfort  rooms: The warm Lapland atmosphere invites you to relax or work in this two-bed room. High-quality materials, mattresses that adapt to your body and a 40" TV make relaxing easy.

Two beds, size 90 x 205 cm (double room one queen size bed, 160x205 cm).

Price per night:
Comfort Double Room for one person: 114 EUR (incl. VAT)
Comfort Twin Room for two persons: 129 EUR  (incl. VAT)


Distance to the conference venue in Linnanmaa: 8 km
Distance to the city centre: 0,4 km

Booking code: kvinhist2018
Bookings by email or telephone by 5th May 2018: , Tel. +358 8 881 1110


Scandic Hotel Oulu

Address: Saaristonkatu 4

Scandic Oulu is situated in a brilliant location in the centre of Oulu. Organic breakfast, wireless internet, sauna.

Price per night:
Standard Single Room: 121 EUR (incl. VAT)

Standard Double Room: 141 EUR  (incl. VAT)
Superior Single Room:  146 EUR (incl. VAT)

Distance to the conference venue in Linnanmaa: 12 km
Distance to the city centre:  0 km

Booking code:  BKVI060618

Bookings  via website, by email or telephone by 5th May 2018:, Tel. +358 8 543 1000 (sub dial 5).



For budget-traveler Oulu offers accommodation e.g. in Forenom. Oulu Apartments offers rental apartments with a central location.


The organizer holds the right for price changes.


About Oulu


The City of Oulu is the capital of northern Finland. The Oulu Region has over 200,000 inhabitants and it is the fastest growing region in Finland. There are good opportunities for studying, working and research and development. The Oulu Region also has a lively cultural climate. Pleasee see more information about Oulu at Visit Oulu.


The city is well known for its pedestrian street, Rotuaari, and its extensive cycleway network. Local and regional public transport is run by several different bus operators. Oulu has an international airport and there are about 15 flights to and from Helsinki each day.


Good to know


The weather in Oulu in June is mild with a touch of sea breeze. Please see the weather forecast here.


About the University of Oulu


The University of Oulu campus map