Arrival in Tehran

Upon your arrival to the Tehran airport, please look for someone with the school sign who will help you with the transport to the  IPM Guest House or domestic terminal. Do not forget to declare your foreign currency before leaving the customs area. Please take note of addresses, telephone and telefax numbers as below:

Physics Department and Guest House of IPM
Farmanieh Building ,next to Kouhe Nour Building, Farmanieh Av.
Tel:  +98 (21) 228 06 92, 229 09 34
Mobile: +98 (911) 230 30 42
Fax: +98 (21) 228 04 15 
Guest House  Tel: +98 (21) 283 50 59, 229 54 03

Accommodation  in Anzali

Sefid Kenar Hotel, 8 Kms on Anzali - Astara  road

  Tel: +98 (181) 428 30 01 - 8

Fax:+98 (181) 428 24 00

 Do not hesitate to contact us  in case of any problem.


We would appreciate if you could inform us of your arrival time as soon as possible. If you need accommodation in Tehran please inform us in advance.

Main information about Anzali

City of Anzali  is situated 40 kms north-west of Rasht  on the south coast of the Caspian sea in Gilan province. It is about 363 Kms  from Tehran.

Options available for going to Anzali

 1.  Bus to Anzali

There will be one or two buses (depending on the number of people and their arrival times)  on September 28th for transportation of participants from IPM guest house to Sefid Kenar Hotel in Anzali. The trip will take approximately 6 hours. We have also considered one or two buses for return trip from Anzali to Tehran at the end of the School. More information on return trip will be announced later. 

  2.  Flight to Rasht

There is no direct flight to Anzali. The nearest airport is the  Rasht airport which is 40 Kms  from Anzali. Transportation from airport to the Hotel will be provided. There are 2  flights everyday from Tehran to Rasht. If you prefer to travel by plane  we may  book your Rasht  flights. You may choose your flights  from the following timetable and inform  us  at least 10 days in advance. Due to problem of visibility in the Rasht airport (because of fog) there are frequent cancellation of morning flights. The flight duration is about 30 minutes.

  Tehran-Rasht Rasht-Tehran
Saturday 14:30, 18:15 15:55, 19:30
Sunday 14:30, 18:15 15:55, 19:30
Monday 07:00, 18:15 08:25, 19:30
Tuesday 07:00, 18:15 08:25, 19:30
Wednesday 14:30, 17:00 15:55, 20:15
Thursday 07:00, 18:15 08:25, 19:30
Friday 14:30, 16:00 15:55, 19:15


At this time of the year the weather is often cloudy and rainy. There is a temperature difference of about 9 C between day and night. In October the temperature nearly varies from 14 C to 23 C. 

Electrical Appliance

The electricity supply in Iran works at 220 V and 50 Hz. There are standard sockets.


We will provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner during school. Vegetarian meals are also available upon request.  


Those who are interested in giving a talk in the workshop  are kindly requested to submit the abstract of their talk  to the ISS2003 office no later than October 3rd.


There will be two excursions on Friday October 3rd and Wednesday October 8th. The details will be given during the school. If you would like to visit Isfahan or  any other historical site, you should inform us as soon as possible. We will introduce you to a tourist agency. Note that during these trips you have to pay for your expenses (normally payable in US dollars).