Haltia is easy to access. You can enjoy the beautiful building, inspiring exhibitions and experiences in the surrounding nature on foot and by wheelchair. Haltia’s exhibitions are delightful even for the hard of hearing or the visually impaired. Easy access has been one of the fundamental starting points of the Haltia design and building.
Parking for disabled persons by the main entrance
Next to Haltia’s main entrance, there are designated parking spaces for disabled people, and escorting traffic can drive right up to the doors. Disabled persons can also park by the Solvalla Arena sports hall and head out on the nature trail that is accessible by wheelchair with an assistant.
Haltia by wheelchair
Haltia was designed to enable wheelchair users to get almost all parts of the building (except Pohjannaula tower). A wheelchair fits comfortably in the three-story building’s spacious lifts. It is also easy for persons in wheelchairs or of short stature to visit Haltia’s customer service desk. The first and last seating rows in the auditorium are made up of movable chairs, allowing a wheelchair to be fitted easily into these rows. There are restrooms for disabled persons in all parts of the building, and also in connection with the classrooms.
Hiking by wheelchair
At Haltia, you can also go out to enjoy nature with a wheelchair, children’s pushchairs or prams at nearby Maahisenkierros nature trail. The starting point of the scenic Maahisenkierros trail is in the parking area of the Solvalla Sports Institute sports hall, with parking spaces for the disabled. The trail is roughly 1.8 km long. Due to the varying terrain in the area, the trail is classified as a demanding wheelchair trail, requiring wheelchair users to be accompanied by an assistant. There are handrails along the steep stretches, and the trail is wide enough for wheelchairs and pushchairs or prams throughout. There are rest areas along the trail.
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Haltia for the five senses
Haltia’s exhibitions are an experience for all five senses.
The auditorium is fitted with an integrated induction loop for seminar and event participants. Lighting in Haltia has been designed to enable the visually impaired to move around in the building easily.