Practical information

Transportation

    Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the main airport of Finland. The airport is situated 19 kilometers (approx. 25 minutes) from the centre of Helsinki. Helsinki can also be reached by train, bus or ferry.

    The train connection between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki Airport takes about 30 minutes. There are two services: train I and train P.  Schedules, ticket prices and routes are available at HSL website.

    At the airport you can buy a train ticket from the following spots:

    • HSL ticket automates (by the entrance of the train station; at baggage claim 2B)
    • Alepa Grocery Store (T2 Arrivals Hall 2B)
    • WH Smith (T1 Departure Hall)
    • WH Smith (T2 Departure Hall)
    • R-kioski (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)
    • Tourist information (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A)

    Please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket in the train. Please purchase your ticket beforehand in the places mentioned above. The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between Terminal 1 and 2. 

    Trains are the most straight-forward way to reach the city centre. That being said, it is possible to reach the city centre via buses and taxis. For buses, you can find Finnair City Bus operate between Helsinki Railway Station and the airport. In addition, Bus Line 615 also serves the airport.

    A journey by taxi from the airport to the centre of Helsinki takes about 30 minutes and costs around 45 to 50 euros. The taxi stands are located right outside the arrival areas of the terminals.

    Public transport is easy to use in Helsinki, even if you’re not familiar with the city. Day tickets for unlimited use on public transport (metro, train, tram, bus, ferry service) are sold e.g. Helsinki City Transport service point in the Central Railway Station or R-kioski stores. For more information, please visit HSL website on tickets and fares

     

    Accommodation

    Hotel Arthur, Vuorikatu 19
    Hotel Arthur is situated right across the venue and good value for money. They provide small rooms for basic needs in a three star hotel range. For our conference participants, they offer single rooms at 110  EUR/night, standard twin rooms in single use at 115 EUR/night, and standard twin room for 2 persons at 130 EUR/night. The room rates include WIFI, breakfast buffet and VAT.

    Please be noted that some of the rooms (in both room categories) have NOT been renovated.

    Book through the link https://reservations.travelclick.com/100021?groupID=2619558 Alternatively, you can make reservations by e-mail at sales@hotelarthur.fi or reception@hotelarthur.fi or by telephone +358-9-173 441. The sales department is open from 08 a.m. till 5 p.m. (Fridays from 08 a.m. till 4 p.m.). Please mention the code ‘NMC2019’ when booking.

    Please reserve well in advance. Reservation at these prices can be made until 12 July at the latest.

    Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki, Kluuvikatu 8
    Original Sokos Hotel is a friendly, relaxed and urban hotel in the heart of Helsinki. It offers standard single rooms at 128 EUR/night, standard double or twin rooms in single use at 148 EUR/night, and standard double or twin room for 2 persons at 148 EUR/night. The room rates include breakfast buffet, Wifi, VAT and guest sauna facilities.

    Reservation by email at sokos.hotels@sok.fi or by telephone +358 20 1234 600. Please quote the allotment code ’Nordic Migration Congress’ when making a booking. In addition, you can also book online at www.sokoshotels.fi/en please insert reservation code BNORDICMIGRATION.

    Reservation at these prices can be made until 15 July at 8 PM (Finnish time) at the latest.

    Unihome (Töölö Towers), Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 23 A
    Unihome (Töölö Towers) has been renovated in the 2010s to answer the need for accommodation for University guests. From Töölö Towers you have easy access to city center by tram (the distance to the conference venue is around 2 km by foot). Töölö Towers offers single rooms at 125 EUR/night and one-bedroom flats for 2 at 170 EUR/night. The room rates include breakfast and sauna facilities.

    Send your reservation to sales@unihome.fi latest by 1st of July 2020. Inform your name, arrival and departure dates (check-in at 3pm on day of arrival, check-out 11am on departure date). Please mention you wish to make a reservation from the allotment “NMC2020” which is valid from the 12th to 14th of August 2020. Unihome requires credit card details, which you can fill in after you get online check-in link, it will be sent to you with the confirmation or ask for it from  sales@unihome.fi

    Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel, Albertinkatu 34
    Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from our conference venue. Located in the elegant Design District, Radisson Blu Aleksanteri Hotel offers standard single rooms at 140 EUR/night, standard double or twin rooms in single use at 160 EUR/night, and standard double or twin room for 2 persons at 160 EUR/night. The room rates include breakfast buffet, Wifi, VAT and guest sauna facilities.

    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Mikonkatu 23
    Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from our conference venue. Being a 5-star city center hotel, Radisson Blu Plaza offers standard single rooms at 194 EUR/night, standard double or twin rooms in single use at 204 EUR/night, and standard double or twin room for 2 persons at 204 EUR/night. The room rates include breakfast buffet, Wifi, VAT and guest sauna facilities.

    For the above mentioned two Radisson Blu Hotels, please follow the reservation steps below:

    Reservation by email at reservations.finland@radissonblu.com or by telephone +358 20 1234 700. Please quote the allotment code ’Nordic Migration Congress’ when making a booking. In addition, you can also book online at www.radissonblu.com/en . Please insert Promotional Code NMRC20.
    Reservation at these prices can be made until 15 July at 8 PM (Finnish time) at the latest.

    Hotel Anna, Annankatu 1
    Hotel Anna is 15 minutes’ walk from our conference venue. Located in the trendy Punavuori neighborhood, Hotel Anna offers single rooms at 138 EUR/night and twin room at 158 EUR/night. The room price includes buffet breakfast and VAT.

    Send your reservation to info@hotelanna.fi  or by telephone +358 9 616621. Please quote the allotment code ’Nordic Migration Congress’ when making a booking. Hotel Anna requires a credit card guarantee for the reservations. Reservation can be made with these prices by June 2020.

    Eurohostel, Linnankatu 9
    Eurohostel is 20 minutes’ walk from our conference venue. Eurohostel, cozy atmosphere with an attractive price, offers hostel-style accommodation situated at about 1,5 km distance from the conference venue. Please check the availability at http://www.eurohostel.eu/ and make your booking online.

    Hostel Diana Park, Uudenmaankatu 9
    Hostel Diana Park offers friendly and atmospheric hostel-style accommodation situated at about 1.2 km distance from the conference venue.  Please check the availability at http://www.dianapark.fi and make your booking with them directly.

    GLO hotel Kluuvi, at Kluuvikatu 4
    GLO hotel Kluuvi is a premium hotel located in the Helsinki city center. It is situated at about 0.3 km distance from the conference venue. We have negotiated a 15% discount for you from the daily flexible rate (including breakfast) between 12-14.8.2020. The reservations can be made through the Kämp Collection Hotels website at https://book.glohotels.fi/reserve . Please insert the PRONMC when you make the booking directly with the hotel.

     

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