Hi and welcome to Solmukohta!

This is an information update about how to check in at the harbour and what to take with you to the Solmukohta cruise.

Your Solmukohta ticket starts either from Helsinki Wednesday the 9th of March 2016 or Stockholm Thursday the 10th of March 2016.

This means that your check in is in Helsinki or Stockholm at 14:00 local time on Wednesday or Thursday.

If you check in to the cruise some other day, from Stockholm or Helsinki, please let us know. Under the maritime law, we need to inform the ship who is on board and who is not. In this update we describe how to check in if you are not checking in on Wednesday or Thursday.

Checking in to Solmukohta 2016

In Helsinki and Stockholm, the check in is at 14:00 LOCAL TIME.

Do not be late, the ship will not wait for you, if you miss it. We will do everything we can to run the check in as fast as possible. Let's work together to make the procedure as painless as possible.

We do NOT need to see a printed confirmation of your ticket, or your ticket reference number. You need to be able to produce identification with the proof that you are the person who the ticket is appointed to.

The terminals

Check in to Solmukohta 2016 happens at the following terminals:


South Harbor, Olympiaterminal
Eteläsatama, Olympiaranta 1, 00140 Helsinki

Walk to the check in area to find the Solmukohta check in queues.

Read more about the terminal: http://www.solmukohta.org/index.php/Practical/Harbours


Värtan Terminal
Södra Hamnvägen 46, 115 74 Stockholm

Walk to the check in area to find the Solmukohta check in queues.

Read more about the terminal: http://www.solmukohta.org/index.php/Practical/Harbours

Check in queues

We will have 5 check in queues:

  • 4 alphabetically sectioned queues
    • Alphabetically sectioned according to your first name
  • 1 special queue

Special queue

The special queue is for people who:

  • need to pay a missing amount of money for SK2016
  • receive money from us
  • are volunteers or organisers
  • People for this check in will be informed beforehand that they should check in in this queue
  • People for this check in will be directed to this desk from the other check in desks if they queue in the wrong queue

To speed up the check in:

  • check that you are queueing in the right queue
  • keep your ID at hand

After you have checked in, you can board the cruise ship M/S Silja Symphony, unpack in your cabin and participate to the program.

When you have checked in, keep your name tag on to enter the conference deck.

Read more about the Wednesday and Thursday AWiF program on board: http://solmukohta.org/index.php/Program/Program
The official Solmukohta 2016 program starts on Thursday at 16:30

Leaving the ship during SK2016 or checking in on Friday or Saturday

It is possible to leave the ship during the day, or check in on Friday or Saturday.

Keep in mind that you need to take an ID and your boarding pass/room key card with you to be able to board the ship again.

Checkin / embarking / boarding times to the ship are as follows:

  • Wednesday: Solmukohta check in 14:00 local time
  • Thursday: Solmukohta check in 14:00 local time
    • (last boarding is 15:45 if you have already checked in)
  • Friday: the ship arrives to Helsinki harbour 10:30 local time
  • Friday: last boarding 16:00 local time
  • Saturday: the ship arrives to Stockholm harbour 09:45 local time
  • Saturday: last boarding 15:45 local time
  • Sunday: the ship arrives to Helsinki harbour 10:30 local time
  • Sunday: last boarding 16:00 local time

The ship will not wait if you are late.

If you arrive to Solmukohta on Friday or Saturday, you need to check in at Tallink Silja check in. Please follow the instructions given by the Silja staff.

What to bring?

All the cabins are equipped as follows:

  • bath towel, 1 per person
  • hand towel, 1 per person
  • pillow, 1 per person
  • duvet, 1 per person
  • bed linen, 1 set per person
  • bathroom (toilet and shower cabinet, sink)
  • 2-4 beds
  • hair dryer
  • Electricity, Type C power sockets: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/
  • Special cabins with handicap access in class A and Promenade have 2-3 beds and they are wheel chair friendly.

What to bring to Solmukohta 2016

What to bring:

  • Internationally valid ID (you are traveling between countries after all)
  • indoors shoes
  • personal hygiene products
  • enough clothes for 4 nights of Solmukohta
  • your personal medication
  • adapter for your non-continental European plugs
  • your Saturday night Gala Party costume (the theme is Discovery)
  • your computer, if you are a program host
  • Mac adapters, if you are a program host with a Mac
  • all your program material offline, if you are a program host (bad Internet on board)

Practical information about Solmukohta 2016

  • Dates: 9th to 14th of March 2016
  • Location: Tallink Silja cruise ship between Helsinki and Stockholm
  • AWiF dates: 4th to 9th of March 2016
  • Helsinki cruise: 9th to 13th of March (Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki)
  • Stockholm cruise: 10th to 14th of March (Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm)
  • Solmukohta program items: 10th to 13th of March

We will collect frequently asked questions and answers here: http://solmukohta.org/index.php/Practical/FAQ


You can contact us at info@solmukohta.org or via other channels:

  • Solmukohta website: solmukohta.org
  • Solmukohta 2016 Twitter @solmukohta2016
  • Solmukohta 2016 Facebook fb.com/solmukohta2016
  • Solmukohta 2016 official hashtag: #solmukohta2016
  • Solmukohta 2016 Laivforum: http://laivforum.net/forums/knutepunkt.14/


The Solmukohta crew