The venue and getting there The venue and getting there

The Conference will take place in Finlandia Hall - Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 Helsinki (https://www.finlandiatalo.fi/en)

Finlandia Hall, Photo © Visit Helsinki & Visit Finland

Trams 4 and 10 stop on Mannerheimintie in front of Finlandia Hall (Kansallismuseo / National Museum stop).

Finlandia Hall is accessible to people with disabilities from all entrances of the Mannerheimintie side of the building, and via an elevator located at the entrance of Café Veranda - on the Karamzininranta side of the building.

More information on location and access can be found here: https://www.finlandiatalo.fi/en/planning-an-event/how-to-get-here-0

Accommodation Accommodation

A list of hotels close to Finlandia Hall can be found here: https://www.finlandiatalo.fi/en/planning-an-event/accommodation

Working languages Working languages

The working languages of the conference are English and French.

Disclaimer: Please note that the interpretation of the seminars, conferences and other events serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an authentic record of the proceedings. Only the original speech is authentic. No liability shall be incurred by the interpreter in the exercise of their function.

Visas Visas

Participants are requested to make their own arrangements should they require a visa for entering Finland.

Finnish missions will be informed about the Conference, so as to facilitate the granting of visas. Participants are kindly invited to contact the nearest Finnish mission or the visa centre that the mission advises to them. It is highly recommended that visa requests are made well in advance.

Visa requirements and travel documents accepted by Finland can be consulted here: https://um.fi/visa-requirement-and-travel-documents-accepted-by-finland

More information about applying for a visa to visit Finland can be found here:

https://um.fi/visa-to-visit-finland

ACCESSING THE VENUE ACCESSING THE VENUE

Travelling between the Sokos Hotel Presidentti and Finlandia Hall

Finlandia Hall is 750m from the Sokos Hotel Presidentti, and the easiest way to access the venue is by walking. It is also possible to take a bus or tram: please consult the Helsinki region public transport route guide to determine the best possible transport timing.

How to get to the Sokos Hotel Presidentti How to get to the Sokos Hotel Presidentti

To get to the Sokos Hotel Presidentti from Helsinki Airport using public transportation, you must first travel to Helsinki central railway station (Kaivokatu 1) using the following means:

  • by trains P and I, which circulate between Helsinki airport and the city centre. The trip lasts around 30 minutes. Both trains leave from Terminal 1 (T1). A regional ticket is required and can be purchased from a number of stores and ticket automates or through the HSL app. Tickets cannot be purchased on trains.
  • by bus 615 which takes around 50 minutes. Tickets may be purchased from the bus, the HSL app or from the HSL ticket machine
  • by Finnair City Bus. The bus ride takes around 30 minutes from Terminal 2 (T2) to Eliel Square (Elielinaukio) which is located 200m from the central railway station. Locations of Finnair City Bus stops are available online together with the daily schedule. Tickets may be purchased from an online shop or from the driver.

From the Helsinki central railway station, the hotel can be reached:

  • by taking a metro from the central railway station to the Shopping Mall Kamppi and then walking 300m,
  • by walking directly to the hotel which is located 600m from the railway station.

Time schedules and maps together with tickets and fares for regional trains, trams and buses are available on the HSL website.

A taxi or Über from Helsinki Airport to Sokos Hotel Presidentti will take around 30-40 minutes.

Useful information Useful information

Useful information

  • Language: Finnish and Swedish are the official languages of Finland. English is widely spoken
  • Local time: Finnish time is GMT +2
  • Currency: Finland’s currency is euro (€)
  • Average temperature: The average temperature in Helsinki in February is -5°C and the average depth of snow is 21 cm
  • General emergency number: 112
  • International dial code for Finland: +358
  • Shop opening hours: Most shops open at 09:00 and close at 20:00 or 21:00. Grocery stores usually have longer opening hours - from 08:00 to 21:00 or even later