Practical information

Weather

In the beginning of June the weather can be a little unpredictable in Finland. Typically the temperature is in low 20s C, but it can also be a little cooler especially in the evenings. For a 5-day prognosis see e.g. http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/weather/Jyväskylä. In the beginning of June the sun sets around midnight and rises before 3 am in Finland, so if you are a light sleeper it might be smart to bring a sleeping mask (just in case, even though most hotels have blackout blinds).

Dress code

In Finland people tend to dress rather casually for work and there is no dress code for a normal day at the office. There is also no dress code for the social events of the week - come as you are! It might be wise to bring along a warm and weatherproof jacket.

Shopping

Shopping centres with several small stores (Forum, Jyväskeskus, Torikeskus) and department stores (Sokos) are all along Kauppakatu (the main street in the city). Shopping mall Seppä is located 1,5 km from the city centre. In the city centre you can find grocery stores for example in Sokos and Forum. There are several OTTO cash dispensers along Kauppakatu.

Restaurants

There are several restaurants, pizzerias and hamburger places in the city center. Hotels also have restaurants open to all. The pedestrian area of Kauppakatu is full of outdoor terraces for you just to sit in, enjoy some refreshments and the street life around you. Weekend evenings may be a bit busy and noisy in the city centre.

Smoking is prohibited indoors (also in restaurants, pubs etc.).

Student/staff cafeterias on campus

The cafeterias on campus offer ordinary, healthy meals and the prices range between 5.60 € - 9 €. Map and daily menus at www.semma.fi/en (Semma restaurants) and www.ilokivi.fi/en/restaurant (cafeteria of the Student Union).

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