Solaris Centre – a multifunctional entertainment and culture centre, is the first in Estonia to offer a 1,800-person meeting hall, Alexela Concert Hall, within its premises. Alexela Concert Hall’s location next to the Old Town and major hotels makes it an ideal choice for any event. The brand new, modern and multifunctional Alexela Concert Hall was opened in October 2009. The Concert Hall has been designed bearing in mind several significant principles of “green conferencing;” the lobbies are exposed to natural daylight, while two walls that span all floors as well as the roof are made entirely of glass. The most important keyword of the whole centre is “multi-functionality.” In addition to the wide range of possibilities offered by the Concert Hall, the Solaris centre has an additional 12 theatre-style halls available. The lobby of the Concert Hall is divided on 5 floors, with a total space of 3300 square metres which can be used for exhibitions or offering food services to customers.
By Air: Most major European cities are less than 2,5 hours away by air. Direct flights are available from all of Tallinn’s neighbouring capitals (Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Riga) as well as many other European cities, such as London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Kiev, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Oslo, Warsaw.
The main airlines serving Tallinn are Estonian Air, Finnair, SAS, Lufthansa, Easyjet, LOT Polish Airline, Air Baltic, among others. There are no direct trans-Atlantic flights to Tallinn, but the city is well connected with Helsinki, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Frankfurt airports which can be used for trans-Atlantic flights.
Flight times to Tallinn from some European destinations:
By Sea: Another option to consider when travelling to Tallinn is flying to Helsinki, Finland and taking the ferry to Tallinn. There are frequent ferry connections between Tallinn and Helsinki, and the trip takes 2 hours. Ferries also link Tallinn to Stockholm (overnight trip).
By Road: Tallinn is 300 km from Riga, Latvia on the Via Baltica, part of the E67 Highway that runs to Prague. There is a selection of international bus lines connecting Tallinn with Riga, Vilnius, St. Petersburg and many German and Scandinavian cities.
By Rail: International overnight trains link Tallinn with Moscow, Russia.
Public Transportation within the city
There is hardly any need for conference delegates to use public transportation in the city, as the conference venue, all main hotels, major tourist attractions, restaurants and shops are in the city centre and within walking distance.