We pick you up from Hämeenkyrö / Tampere

Getting here is easy – we pick you up from Hämeenkyrö or from Tampere.
The same service applies when leaving the residency.
More travel information is sent via email after residency period confirmation.

Basic travel options

1. Fly to Tampere airport and we pick you up from there
Tampere-Pirkkala is the closest airport.

2. Fly to Helsinki airport + take a bus or train to Tampere
It is often cheaper to fly to Helsinki. There are buses and trains to Tampere from Helsinki airport.

3. If staying in Helsinki or Tampere city center before arrival &
Finland-based residents:

Please take a bus to Hämeenkyrö and we pick you up from there.
Pick up bus stop names: Härkikuja 1P or Hämeenkyrö vt 3 P

Arrivals & welcoming (updated: -> 1st of October 2022 onwards)

Arrival day: 2nd day of the month (+3rd day before midday)
Pickup rides are arranged between 9am - 8pm + on the 3rd day before midday, in case needed.
Welcoming & Introductions day: 3rd day of the month (occasionally on the 4th)

(In case you are only able to arrive on a later date, please contact staff well in advance.)

You should leave the residency on the last day of the month, before 2pm.
Earlier departure is possible, if necessary.

Staying in Tampere before/after the residency

A few places in Tampere we can recommend staying at:

Lapland Hotel
Dream Hostel & Hotel
(When booking, mention that you are from Arteles – you will get a 10 % discount. NOTE: To get the discount, you need to book your stay directly via their own website, or by email (info@dreamhostel.fi), or calling +358 45 236 0517.)

*COVID-19 related information * (updated 19.3.2022)

Please use the easy Finentry service to find out about your entry/testing requirements: https://www.finentry.fi/en

The latest Finnish border updates can be found here:


Residency COVID-19 safety protocols:
- All participants are required to have full vaccination in order to participate
- Staff is fully vaccinated
- After arrival, everyone needs to wear a mask for 4 days, after this period everyone are to do a COVID home test (provided). If everyone tests negative, there is no need to wear a mask in the residency after that.

In general we strongly recommend
- no visits to Tampere & other cities during the residency period
- public visits should be kept at minimum/only if necessary -basis
- to wear a mask if visiting public areas / while using public transports

These protocols are likely to change and more current information will be sent to the residents via email.

Residency car
There is a car for the residents to use for their daily purposes and regional travels within about 25km radius. The current car is Toyota Corolla (with automatic gears).
p.s. There is always someone going to the groceries, so you will get around even if you don't have a driver's license.


We have a set of basic bikes, ready to be taken for a ride 24/7. The bikes are available only during the warm seasons.

Distances (with residency car / bikes)
Nearby villages
Häijää 7 km / Mouhijärvi 10 km / Hämeenkyrö 13 km

Some other places
Rowing boat (+swimming) 800 m
Lakes for swimming: Many in the region and within 1.5-15 km radius
Otamus nature trail 13 km
Ritajärvi nature reserve 22 km
Horseback riding 4 km / 14 km
Kiviniitty animal park 12 km (open summer time only)
Public sauna with smoke sauna & ice swimming 15 km
Second hand stores 11 km and 14 km
Nancy Holt / Agnes Denes land art 25 km
Saint Olaf's Medieval church 26 km

Travels inside Finland
We recommend doing the travels either before or after the residency period.

Flights: Finnair
Buses: Trips and Tickets App or Matkahuolto

There are often online discounts for buses/trains between the biggest cities/towns, when booking well in advance.

Tampere - From Arteles: 43 km
Tampere is the closest city to Arteles. There are buses to Tampere from Hämeenkyrö approx. once an hour. The trip takes 40 minutes, and the price is around 10 euros (one way). From Tampere, there are good train and bus connections to all over Finland.

- From Arteles: 180 km
The best way is to take a bus/train from Tampere.

- From Arteles: 213 km
You can take a bus from Hämeenkyrö, or a bus/train from Tampere.

Rovaniemi & Lapland - From Arteles: 700-1200 km
The best way to get to Lapland is to first take a train to Rovaniemi, where you can catch a bus or rent a car. The train from Tampere takes approx. 7-9 hours – night train is an option worth considering.

Traveling outside of Finland

Tallinn & Estonia - Estonia is one hour away from Helsinki by boat.
There are several ferry companies traveling between Helsinki and Tallinn:
Eckerö Line
Linda Line
Tallink Silja
Viking line

Stockholm & Sweden - Less than an hour away by plane from Tampere, Turku and Helsinki.
Overnight ferries from Turku and Helsinki:
Tallink Silja
Viking line

St. Petersburg & Russia - The easiest way to travel from Finland to Russia without a visa is by a boat that leaves from Helsinki weekly.
More info: www.russiantours.fi

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