The main features of the Baltic Way 2016 programme are as follows.
Thursday, November 3. Arrival of the teams. Accommodation in the Nallikari Holiday Village & Camping (contestants) or in the Pohto Institute (leaders and deputy leaders). Leaders and deputy leaders receive the problem proposals.
Friday, November 4. Leaders and deputy leaders select and translate the competition problems. Teams make a whole day excursion to Rovaniemi to see the Polar Circle and Santa Claus, among other things.
Saturday, November 5. Competition in the Oulu University Teacher Training School. During the contest, an Oulu sightseeing tour for the leaders and deputy leaders. For teams, the afternoon in Oulu with local guides. Leaders and deputy leaders mark and coordinate the papers, and approve the result.
Sunday, November 6. A visit to the Oulu premises of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Final Ceremony in Oulu City Hall and Final Dinner in Pohto Institute.
Monday, November 7. Departure of the teams.