International workshop on

Koli (c) Metla/Erkki Oksanen

Development of Models and Forest Soil Surveys for Monitoring of Soil Carbon

April 5-8, 2006 at Koli, Finland


Practical information

Location and venue | Travel and Accommodation | Registration fee | Payment | General info about Finland

Location and venue

The Workshop will be held at the Heritage Center Ukko on the slopes of Ukko-Koli. The slopes rise to 347 meters a.s.l. and the scenery is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Finland. Visitors are transported between the hotel Ukko and the car parking area by a hillside trolley car. Koli is situated in northern Karelia about 70 km north of the city of Joensuu and 500 km from Helsinki (an hour's flight). For driving instructions, please check at

The main session will be held at the auditorium of the Heritage Center Ukko. Several smaller meeting rooms are reserved at the Ukko Center and the hotel for group sessions.

Travel and Accommodation

There is a group taxi (shuttle) from Joensuu airport to Ukko-Koli which has to be reserved beforehand. Therefore, we need to know everyone's arrival time in advance, no later than a day before. For those who want to reserve the taxi themselves, call number +358 100 9986. Timetable for the taxi can be found at The cost of the taxi is 16 € per person one way and the ride takes a little over an hour.

Accommodation will be arranged at Sokos Hotel Koli (, near Ukko Nature Center. We will reserve a certain number of rooms for your disposal. Everyone should make their own hotel reservation in good time and mention "soil2006" while booking the room. This reservation is valid till March 20, 2006. After that, getting a room at this hotel might be difficult.

Registration fee

  • Registration fee: 230 € (incl VAT)

Registration fee includes:

  • welcome reception on Wednesday evening
  • coffees, lunches and dinners Thursday thru Saturday
  • conference dinner on Friday evening
  • excursion on Saturday afternoon

Post-conference excursion (from Saturday evening to Sunday early morning)

It is possible to take part in a post-conference adventure tour, to a nature island about 20-minute motor sledge ride from the Koli harbour. We will spend the night on the island (in cabins) and enjoy a delicious meal on open fire. Price for post-conference excursion: 130 €.


Payment can be made with VISA, Eurocard or Mastercard. Bank transfers and bank checks (no personal checks) are also possible.

General info about Finland


In spring, the mean daily temperature rises from 0°C to 10°C. Koli usually has a lot of snow still in the beginning of April and the temperature can vary from - 5˚ C to + 10˚ C. (

Time in Finland

Time in Finland is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in effect during the winter as in the rest of the European Union. Finland is always one hour ahead of Central European Time (CET) and two hours ahead of time in the UK and Ireland.

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