Practical information

The EISG2024 will be organised in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Helsinki is located on the Northern shore of Gulf of Finland and is an unique urban destination with everpresent nature, wether it is the green canopy of parks and forests, the meandering coastline or the bright light of the summer nights. We welcome you to join us and experience it yourself!
Destination Helsinki

Helsinki is an urban destination where you are just a corner away from peaceful nature of seashores, islands, forests, rolling rocks and park pathways. Summer is special time of the year when the light draws people out, and the warm, white nights invite you to enjoy the magical atmosphere.

My Helsinki is your local guide to Helsinki, with tips to the "full Finnish" experience with saunas, swimming spots, nature walks, restaurants and other must-to-dos.

Meeting venue

The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center & Conference Hotel Hanasaari (swedish: Hanaholmen)
Address: Hanasaarenranta 5, Espoo

The meeting will be held in the Hanasaari conference hotel & cultural center on a small island in the Baltic Sea connected to mainline. Hanasaari can be easily reached both from the Helsinki city center and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Key dates

Registration & Abstract submission opens: 

Abstract submission closes: 15 March, 2024
Normal registration closes: 15 March, 2024
Short talks selected for oral presentations announced: 30 April, 2024
Late registration closes: June 18, 2024


The organisers have booked room quotas for meeting participants in the following hotels that can be booked via the registration system. The availability can be guaranteed only for early bookings, please see detailed instructions from here:

  • Hotel Hanasaari - The meeting venue for EISG 2024. Hanasaari offers visitors top modern hotel rooms. Located a stone´s throw away from Helsinki city center with the beautiful Finnish archipelago just outside the window. Spacious rooms are decorated in Nordic style and are filled with natural light. Breakfast as well as use of sauna and swimming pool in the morning are included in the room rate.
  • Heymo 1 is a new flexible service hotel, where everything essential is taken into account and everything is made as easy as possible. Super comfy beds, 24/7 service and digital check-in available around the clock. Next to the metro, top companies, Aalto University and outdoor routes by the sea.
  • Radisson Blu Royal - A luminous presence in the Kamppi district of Helsinki, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel welcomes guests to the bustling city center. The Helsinki Airport is just 20 kilometers away, and public transport stations across the street from the hotel make it easy to navigate the Finnish capital. Upscale retail outlets, museums and entertainment venues lie within easy walking distance.
  • Hotel Arthur is located in Helsinki city centre right next to the Central Railway Station. Helsinki's most prominent sights, large department stores, theaters and Casino Helsinki are all within walking distance of the hotel. As our customer, you will experience the comfort of authentic Finnish hotels at its best.

Room sharing
It is also possible to share a double room, in which case only one of the roommates makes the booking and indicates the roommate's name in the "sharing" field. If both roommates make booking, then two rooms will be booked. 


Participants are free to make their own accommodation arrangements but availability or prices cannot be guaranteed and is at delegate’s own risk.

Travel to Helsinki

Helsinki Airport (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, IATA: HEL) is an international airport with flight connections all over world. The Airport is located ca. 20 km North of Helsinki city center with good connections to the Capital Region.

Port of Helsinki Harbours are located around Helsinki seashore. Helsinki can be reached daily departures from Estonia, Sweden and Germany.

Traveling in Finland is easy with national connections: VR railway company and Matkahuolto bus provider serve the whole country and provide land connection all the way to Central Europe.

Moving around Helsinki is easy with the local transportation, HSL's route planner helps you find your way. In the HSL route planner and in other map applications it is recommended to use "Hanasaari, Espoo" or the direct address "Hanasaarenranta 5" as there are two places called Hanasaari in Helsinki (the other one is old power plant on the east side of city center).

The closest metro stop to Hanasaari is called "Koivusaari" and on the island there is a bus stops called "E2205 Hanasaari" from and "E2332 Hanasaari" toward to Helsinki city center.