Practical information

On this page you can find practical information about the conference.
Basic information about the event
  • 7 August (Sunday): Registration and reception in Helsinki
  • 8–9 August (Monday–Tuesday): Full conference days in Helsinki
  • 10 August (Wednesday): Excursions in Finland and Estonia
  • 11–12 August (Thursday–Friday): Full conference days in Tallinn
  • 13–14 August (Saturday–Sunday): Post-conference excursion

Maps of the conference venues can be found here.

Information about the public transport in Helsinki can be found here and in Tallinn can be found here.

ISC 2022 Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to comply with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

No form of harassment will be tolerated at the conference.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to such categories as gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical characteristics, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. It also includes sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warnings or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified either by conference t-shirts (student assistants) or name badges that have a different colour than other participants’. You may contact our staff members directly or send e-mail: The case will be handled immediately, and a decision will be made on the same day. In case you would like to report something after the conference, please send e-mail directly to a conference team member.

We expect participants to follow these rules both at the conference itself and at conference-related social events.

Cancellation and Refund policy

An administration fee of EUR 50 will be applied to all cancellations made prior to or on June 24, 2022. No refunds will be made for cancellations after June 24, 2022.  

In case of late cancellation 100 % payment of fees is to be made if the fees due are not paid at the time of cancellation.

There will be no refund for no-shows. All changes and cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Office at

The payment options are payment by credit card or against invoice (cheques will not be accepted). Persons who have problems with international payments should contact

Please note that accommodation is not included with the registration fee and that all participants have to organize their own tickets from Tallinn to Helsinki (if needed) after the conference. You can have a look through accommodation options here, we advise you organise this in good time.

Hotel reservations

Participants are responsible for their own hotel reservations. These should be planned according to the country of your excursion day. If you will spend Wednesday in Finland, you will stay in Finland on Tuesday night. If you will spend Wednesday in Estonia, you will stay in Estonia on Tuesday night. Recommendations for hotels will be provided with the fifth circular.

Basic information about coming to Helsinki can be found here.
Basic information about coming to Tallinn can be found here.

Accommodation offers for the 18th Saga Conference in Helsinki, 7-10 August, 2022

Conference participants are to make bookings and payments for the accommodation themselves. There is a quota of rooms reserved for the conference participants for a discounted price in the following hotels. All hotels are within a walking distance from the conference venue, please see details on hotel webpages.

Hotel Arthur

More information about Hotel Arthur.

  • Rate: Classic Single room 110€/night
  • Rate: Standard Twin room for one 115€/night, for two 130 €/night
  • Breakfast, wifi and taxes included
  • Saga Conference accommodation price code “SAGA2022
  • Offer available until 6 July 2022.
  • Link to direct booking 
  • Bookings by email:
  • Bookings by phone: +358 9 173 441 (weekdays 08.00–17.00, Fridays 08.00–16.00)

Hotel Helka

More information about Hotel Helka.

  • 12% discount off the day’s price
  • Booking through the website using the code “SAGA”.
  • Offer available until 31 July 2022.
  • Tel. +358 9 613 580

Glo Hotels

More information about Hotel Lilla Roberts.
More information about GLO Hotel Kluuvi.
More information about GLO Hotel Art.

  • 15% discount off the day’s price.
  • Booking through the Kämp Collection Hotels webpage ( using the code ”PROSAGA2022”. Please note that for technical reasons, booking only works on Kämp Collection Hotels webpage.
  • Cancelling without a fee minimum three days prior to arrival.

Scandic Hotels

Booking through Scandic hotels website ( using the code “BSAG070822”. 

Scandic Kaisaniemi
More information about Skandic Kaisaniemi.

  • Rate: Standard Single room 114€/night
  • Rate: Standard Double room 134€/night
  • Breakfast and taxes are included
  • Offer available until 24 July 2022.

Scandic Hakaniemi
More information about Scandic Hakaniemi.

  • Rate: Standard Single room 109€/night
  • Rate: Standard Double room 129€/night
  • Breakfast and taxes are included
  • Offer available until 24 July 2022.

Scandic Paasi
More information about Scandic Paasi.

  • Rate: Standard Single room 119€/night
  • Rate: Standard Double room 139€/night
  • Breakfast and taxes are included
  • Offer available until 24 July 2022.

Scandic Grand Central Helsinki
More information about Scandic Grand Central Helsinki.

  • Rate: Standard Single room 129€/night
  • Rate: Standard Double room 149€/night
  • Breakfast and taxes are included
  • Offer available until 24 July 2022.
Accommodation offers for the 18th Saga Conference in Tallinn, 10-13 August, 2022

To accommodate conference participants, several rooms have been reserved at hotels from among which every participant should find a suitable option. Participant should make reservation and payment by him/herself.

Given the fact that the number of rooms available in individual hotels is limited, the accommodation will be allocated on a first come, first-served basis. When making reservations, please remember to add the booking reference code provided below to avail of the special price offered by the hotels. Special price is applicable if the accommodation is booked in the period from 10-13 August 2022. The number of rooms available for the special price is limited. 

Nordic Hotel Forum 4* (Viru väljak 3)

The Nordic Hotel Forum, a 4-star superior hotel in the prime location in Tallinn has recently completed a full renovation to the entire hotel. All 258 guestrooms including bathrooms, underwent a major refurbishment and a fully equipped gym was added to hotel’s Leisure Centre with indoor pool and saunas. The hotel now has 2 restaurants on the ground floor – restaurant Noho, with a unique Japandi-style concept and restaurant Nomel, serving breakfast. Boasting a distinctive interior and exterior, Nordic Hotel Forum has a variety of spacious and elegantly furnished rooms that will meet the expectations of even the most discerning guest. All rooms have all the necessities for a comfortable stay. Each room contains carefully selected duvets, pillows and bed linen, air-conditioning, an LCD TV, Wi-Fi, a safe deposit box, a minibar, and a hairdryer. If necessary, we have rooms suitable for disabled people and people with allergies. More information about Nordic Hotel Forum.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1.1 km (14-minute walking distance).

  • Rate: 149 euros/night (single and double)
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, access to the Leisure Centre, Wi-Fi.
  • Prices are valid until 10th of July and for the period of 10.-13. August 2022.
  • Bookings can be made by e-mail or over the phone +372 6222 999.

Metropol Spa Hotel 4* (Roseni 9)

Metropol Spa Hotel is in the unique Rotermann Quarter, in the new city heart of Tallinn between the Old Town, the port, Viru Square, and just a short walk from Tallinn University. Opened in late 2018, Metropol Spa Hotel accommodates guests in 137 modern and cozy rooms. In addition, the hotel has a spa with a pool, 4 jacuzzies, and 4 different saunas and wellness centre. Please take a quick look at Metropol Spa Hotel HERE.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1 km (12-minute walking distance).

  • Rate: 115 euros/night/Comfort single/twin and 125 euros/night/Superior single/twin
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, access to spa centre, buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi.
  • Prices are valid until 10th of July and for the period of 10.-13. August 2022.
  • For bookings, please send an e-mail to and use code SAGA2022.

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn 4* (Narva Mnt 7c)

Park Inn Central is ideally located in the heart of Tallinn where the Old Town is a mere stone’s throw away. The hotel is ten minutes on foot from the Port of Tallinn and 3 km from the airport. All Hotel Central’s guestrooms have up-to-date décor and offer multi-channel and pay TV, free Wi-Fi, and blackout curtains. Each room has a mini-bar, hairdryer, and direct-dial telephone. Hotel facilities also include a conference centre, and Cafe Kompass for fine dining. More information about Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 0,8 km (10-minute walking distance).

  • Rate: 75 euros/night/single and 85 euros/night/twin
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, gym, Wi-Fi.
  • Prices are valid until 10th of July and for the period of 10.-13. August 2022.
  • Booking on the website or send an e-mail to and use code SAGA2022

Original Sokos Hotel Viru (Viru Väljak 4)

In Tallinn, Viru has always been a vibrant city hotel where history meets the present. Time has made it unique and genuine. Our relaxed and friendly service makes our guests return over and over again. Here, you get something you cannot find elsewhere. In the middle of everything and everyone. A wide range of different rooms, restaurants, entertainment and recreation services, a conference and banquet centre, a shopping centre and an interesting KGB Museum – all under one roof. At Original Sokos Hotel Viru, we give you the best tips from locals to make your visit memorable. Your important moments at Viru will continue to live in your heart and ours. More information about Original Sokos Hotel Viru.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1,1 km (10-minute walking distance).

  • Rate: 80 euros/night/single and 90 euros/night/twin
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast.
  • Prices are valid until 10th of July and for the period of 10.-13. August 2022.
  • To get special prices, please book the room from Sokos Hotels official web page ( using the reservation code BSAGA22 (enter the code to “Reservation code” field). Don´t forget to enter Tallinn as location and Original Sokos Hotel Viru as hotel.

Tallink hotels

Tallink City Hotel 4* (A. Laikmaa 5)
The four-star hotel with the most exclusive location in the centre of Tallinn will adapt even more flexibly to the wishes and needs of its guests after the renovation course. Following the renovation, the hotel has on its 10 floors a total of 324 rooms in different categories – classic double rooms, spacious family rooms, elegant deluxe rooms, and presentable suites. All rooms are decorated in a modern style which suits a hotel in the heart of the city. The interior design of the hotel is based on seemingly contradictory keywords – the heart of the city and closeness to nature, technical development and naturalness, speed, and calmly lingering time. More information about Tallink City Hotel.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 0,9 km (12-minute walking distance).

  • Rate: 94 euros/night/single
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi.
  • Prices are valid until 10th of July and for the period of 10.-13. August 2022.
  • Send an e-mail to or on the website and use code SAGA2022.

Tallink Express Hotel 3* (Sadama 9)
Welcome to Tallink Express Hotel! Located only a 10-minute walk from Tallinn’s medieval Old Town, we’re also just steps away from the passenger port. We’re possibly the most convenient and affordable hotel in town. We offer 166 comfortable rooms, our restaurant Tempo, free Wi-Fi throughout, a business corner. More information about Tallink Express Hotel.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1,6 km (20-minute walking distance).

  • Rate: 69 euros/night/single
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi.
  • Prices are valid until 10th of July and for the period of 10.-13. August 2022.
  • Send an e-mail to or on the website and use code SAGA2022.