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Updated at: Jan 04, 2016

VENUE

Laulasmaa SPA and Conference Hotel

Cyber Security Summer School is held in Laulasmaa SPA and Conference Hotel, which is located in Laulasmaa village.
For more information please visit here
Address:
Puhkekodu 4, Laulasmaa
Keila parish, 76702 Estonia
Coordinates: N:59˚22´29´´ E:24˚14´13


Laulasmaa village

Laulasmaa is a village located in Harju county about 30 km west from the capital of Estonia Tallinn by the Lahepere Bay Gulf of Finland.
Nearest:
  • Grocery shop – In Laulasmaa “Laulasmaa Comarket” (open Mon-Sun 10 AM – 10 PM)
  • Bus stop – In Laulasmaa “Laulasmaa kool” or “Laulasmaa II”
  • Pharmacy – In Laulasmaa "Apotheka" (open Mon-Fri 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM, Sat 10 AM - 4 PM)
  • ATM - In Laulasmaa Swedbank ATM 
  • Bank office – In Keila town (13 km, buses No 110 and No KV6 31 minutes, twice a day)


Tallinn

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. The population is 400 000 people.
For more information please visit here

Estonia

Republic of Estonia is a country in Northern Europe. The territory of Estonia is 45 227 km2. Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties, with its capital and largest city being Tallinn. Population is 1.3 million people. Estonia is the member of the European Union, Eurozone and the Schengen Area. For more information please visit here


USEFUL INFORMATION


Time zone

Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone, 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
Like in most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Estonia. The time is shifted forward by 1 hour, which is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).  

Climate and weather

Estonia lies in the transition zone between maritime and continental climate and is influenced by the heat content of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Therefore Estonia has much milder climate compared to areas in Northern America and Asia located in the same latitude.
July is usually the warmest month of the year, when the average air temperature is 17°C. But depending on a year, the temperature can rise up to 30°C. Still be ready for rainfall, and bring along water and wind proof close. For weather update and forecast please visit here.
July in Estonia is also the time of “white nights”, when there is 18 hours of daylight.

Currency

Since 2011, the official currency in Estonia is euro. Currency can be exchanged in bank and currency exchange offices available in Tallinn Airport as well as most of large supermarkets.
For daily currency exchange rates please visit here.

Internet

Free Wi-Fi areas are widely spread in Estonia. For free Wi-Fi areas in Tallinn please see here.

Electricity

The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.

Phone

The national code of Estonia is 372.
For international calls to Estonia from abroad dial: 00 or “+” and 372
For international calls from Estonia to abroad dial: 00 or “+” and the national code of the receiving country.

    Useful numbers:
    Police and emergency 112

Language

The official language is Estonian, which is a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish and the Sami languages, and distantly to Hungarian.
Foreign languages are widely spoken in Estonia. Mostly English and Russian are spoken but many also speak Finnish and German.

Traffic

Estonia has right-hand traffic.


TRAVEL TO TALLINN


By air

Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
Estonian national carrier is www.estonian-air.com
Other airlines travelling to Tallinn Airport: Aeroflot, Air Baltic Corporation, Air Lituanica, Avies, Easyjet, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines.
For more information please visit: http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/eng.

By ferry

Port of Tallinn
It is possible to travel to Tallinn by ferry from Helsinki and Stockholm.

Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn route:
Tallink http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/web/int/book-a-cruise
Viking Line http://www.vikingline.ee/
Ekeröline https://www.eckeroline.ee/

Tallinn-Stockholm-Tallinn route:
Tallink http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/web/int/book-a-cruise

By bus

Bus companies operating the international routes:
Lux Express Grupp http://www.luxexpress.ee/en
Eurolines http://www.eurolines.com/en/
Ecolines http://ecolines.net/en/

Travel in Tallinn

For information about transport in Tallinn and for planning your trip please visit:
http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee
Tickets available from the bus driver.

Travel to Laulasmaa

The participation fee includes organised transport between Tallinn and Summer School location in Laulasmaa on arrival and departure.
For information about regional buses operating the route Laulasmaa-Tallinn-Laulasmaa please visit:
http://soiduplaan.tallinn.ee/#harju/regionalbus/en
Tickets available from the bus driver.



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