EPSA13 - Practicalities

 

On arrival

 

Transportation from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to the downtown area costs about 40-50 euros with taxi and about 6-7 euros with Finnair City bus. See the City bus timetables here.

Download here a map of the Helsinki central area.

 

Transport in Helsinki

 

You can find information about timetables and routes of public transport at the Helsinki Journey Planner.
Ticket fares can be found here.

There are numerous taxi stands around the city centre.
To order a taxi, you can call +358 100 0700 at any time (more information at www.taksihelsinki.fi). Taxis can also be hailed.

 

Conference venue

 

The conference venue is located in the city centre in the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33). You can access the building either from Fabianinkatu (33) or Unioninkatu.
The University Main Building on map.

 

Accommodation



A number of rooms have been reserved in hotels for the conference participants to book at a reduced rate. Please be adviced to make your reservations in good time because the offers are only valid until the dates indicated below. Be sure to use the reservation codes specified for each hotel when making the reservation.

 

Cumulus Hotel Kaisaniemi, Kaisaniemenkatu 7

  • Reservations to be done by sending an email to kaisaniemi.cumulus@restel.fi or contacting the hotel by phone. Do not use the online booking system
  • Reservation code: EPSA
  • Offer valid until 16.7.2013
  • Standard room per night: 125€ (one person) / 150€ (two persons)
  • tel: +358 9 172881 / fax: +358 9 605379

 

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre, Elielinaukio 5

  • Reservations to be done by sending an email to helsinki.hihcc@restel.fi or contacting the hotel by phone. Do not use the online booking system
  • Reservation code: EPSA
  • Offer valid until 16.7.2013
  • Standard room per night: 140€ (one person)
  • tel: +358 9 54255000


Hotelli Seurahuone Helsinki, Kaivokatu 12

  • Reservations to be done by sending an email to helsinki.seurahuone@restel.fi or contacting the hotel by phone. Do not use the online booking system
  • Reservation code: EPSA
  • Offer valid until 16.7.2013
  • Standard room per night: 130€ (one person)
  • tel: +358 9 69141 / fax: +358 9 6914010
  • Room price includes breakfast and sauna



Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mikonkatu 23

  • Reservations to be done by sending an email to reservations.finland@radissonblu.com or contacting the hotel by phone. Do not use the online booking system
  • Reservation code: EPSA2013
  • Offer valid until 8.00 p.m. 13.8.2013
  • Standard room per night: 132€ (one person)
  • tel: +358 20 1234 700 (only for single room reservations) / fax: +358 20 1234 740
  • Room price includes breakfast and sauna

Hotel Arthur, Vuorikatu 19

  • Reservations to be done by sending an email to either the sales department myyntipalvelu@hotelarthur.fi or the reception vastaanotto@hotelarthur.fi or contacting the hotel by phone. Do not use the online booking system
  • Reservation code: EPSA 518544
  • Offer valid until 1.7.2013
  • Standard room per night: 95.80€ (one person) / 116€ (two persons)
  • tel: +358 9 1734 4200 (sales department) or +358 9 173 441 (reception)
  • Room prices include breakfast

 

Hotel Helka, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 23

  • Reservations to be done by sending an email to reservations@helka.fi
  • Reservation code: EPSA 2013
  • Offer valid until 14.7.2013
  • Standard room per night on weekdays: 134€ (one person) / 166€ (two persons)
  • Standard room per night on weekend (friday + saturday): 104€ (one person) / 127€ (two persons)
  • Room prices include breakfast, sauna and free wi-fi

 

Other accommodation possibilities are listed below

Low-budget accommodations in Helsinki include:

 

 

Short term child care services


The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare offers short term child care services in Helsinki: http://www.mll.fi/en/short_term_child_care_services/


Restaurants & cafés


In the city centre you can find plenty of restaurants and cafés. Below are a few alternatives. More options are available at: www.eat.fi and www.finnishdesignguide.fi.

  • Karl Fazer Café, Kluuvikatu 3
  • Café Engel, Aleksanterinkatu 26
  • Espresso Edge, Liisankatu 29
  • Coffee House, Mikonkatu 9
  • Robert's Coffee, Kluuvikatu 7


Tourist information


Tourist information on the city of Helsinki can be found at: www.visithelsinki.fi.

Download here a city guide to Helsinki.