Practical Information

Practical information for the Atypical Interaction Conference 2019.

University of Helsinki, Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki. See the map

City Reception

Old Town Hall, Aleksanterinkatu 20, Helsinki. See the map

Conference Dinner

Restaurant Loiste, Kaivokatu 3, Helsinki. See the map


We have made reservations at the Töölö Towers in Helsinki.

  • Töölö Towers (allotment for the participants of Atypical Interaction Confenrece 2019)

How to make reservations from allotment ” Atypical Interaction conference” in Töölö Towers from 16th to 20th of June 2019:

  1. Send your reservation to latest 10th of May 2019.
  2. Inform guest name.
  3. Inform arrival and departure dates (check-in 15.00 on day of arrival, check-out 11.00 noon on day of departure).
  4. Inform that you wish to make a reservation from the allotment ” Atypical Interaction conference”.
  5. Allotment size is 20 single rooms and 1 one-bedroom flat.
  6. Reservations can be made until 10th of May 2019. Reservation will be confirmed upon availability in the allotment, wait for confirmation.
  7. The prices will be confirmed by the end of 2018.
  8. We require credit card details, after you have made the booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from Mews systems (sender Töölö Towers). Please fill out your profile including  credit card details. We will make a preauthorization of the first night and if it is successful you will receive a final confirmation with arrival instructions.

Here are some other hotels (and one hostel), which are all just a short walk away from the University of Helsinki and the conference venue:

The My Helsinki website has lots more options in and around Helsinki that will also suit all budgets.




My Helsinki features restaurant listings from breakfast to dinner. 


There's lots to see and do in Helsinki, all year round. In June the days are long and the weather usually very pleasant. However, do prepare for the occassional rain shower!

To plan your visit, please check out My Helsinki.

Airport and public transport

Helsinki can easily be reached from anywhere in the world. 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.

Train to & from the air­port

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 automats (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 on the train.

The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between the terminals.

Buses to & from the air­port

The Finnair City Bus operate between Helsinki Railway Station and the airport.

The bus 615 also serves the airport.

Bus stops at Helsinki Airport

The bus stops for both arriving and departing buses are located in front of the terminals.

Bus stops for Terminal 1
Bus stops for Terminal 2

Taxis at Hel­sinki 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.

In the city centre

Public transport is easy to use in Helsinki, even if you’re not familiar with the city.

You can travel with single tickets (Helsinki internal or regional) or with a tourist ticket (Helsinki internal or regional). Single tickets can be purchased from the driver and from ticket machines.

For more information please visit:

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.


Instructions for Presenters


The size of the poster should be max. 115 cm (height), 95 cm (width).

Midsummer’s Eve

Those of you who plan on staying in Helsinki after the conference, please note that on Friday 21st of June we celebrate juhannus (Midsummer’s Eve), which means that many people will leave Helsinki for their summer cottages. Because of this, some stores might have irregular opening hours and there might be more traffic on the highways. A nice way to spend juhannus in the city is to head for the islands in front of Helsinki (Seurasaari, Pihlajasaari) to look at bonfires and enjoy the sun that shines almost through the whole night.