Practical Information

Folklore and Old Norse Mythology

Conference Venue

The Conference will be held at the main building of the Finnish Literature Society (address Hallituskatu 1, see map).


The Helsinki-Vantaa airport is situated some 20 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by train, bus or taxi. The entrance to the train station is in the corridor between the terminals. The train (both I and P lines) takes about 30 minutes to reach the center. A one-way ticket costs 5.50 € and may be purchased at the ticket machines both in the corridor near the entrance and at the platform. You can also buy tickets from the conductor. The Finnair bus can be caught directly outside of the airport; it takes about 30 minutes to reach the center. Bus tickets costs 6.30 € one way or 11.50 € round trip and may be purchased on line or from the driver. Taxi service from the airport to the centre costs about 40–45 €.

The tourist office of Helsinki is situated near to the conference venue at Pohjois-Esplanadi 19, or you may consult the official tourism website of the City of Helsinki.

To find different places in Helsinki, you may consult the Map of Helsinki or Google maps. Just enter the street address and click ‘search’. For local public transport, see Helsinki Journey Planner.


Hotel Arthur

A group reservation has been made at Hotel Arthur which will be held until 27th October 2017. When making reservations, use the Group Attendee code NORSEMYTH2017 to make reservations at this rate per availability (basic-class single 85€/night; standard single 95€/night). Reservations:, tel. +385 9 1734 4200

Scandic Grand Marina

Reservations:, Tel. +358 9 16 661; Fax +358 9 166 6857.


Reservations: e-mail , tel. +358 9 622 0470, fax. +358 9 6220 4747.

Other hotels can be found for example at

A Sister Conference

The same week as Folklore and Old Norse Mythology, the 7th Austmarr Symposium Crossing Disciplinary Borders in Viking Age Studies: Problems, Challenges and Solutions will be held in Tartu, Estonia, 1–3 December 2017. Scholars, students and enthusiasts travelling to Helsinki for the conference here may be interested in continuing on to this promising event of the Austmarr Network. This complementary conference can be easily reached by a short and inexpensive direct flight or by the much less expensive ferry to Tallinn followed by a direct bus or train.