Practical information

International Forest Policy Meeting 5, hosted by the University of Helsinki
10-12 April 2024, in Viikki Campus, Latokartanonkaari 7, 00790 Helsinki.

If you have any questions or need more information concerning the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki's Viikki campus, Latokartanonkaari 7, Helsinki, Finland. Link to Google Maps

Link to campus map - Find Viikki campus on page 6. 

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Accommodation options

As the conference venue is located outside of the city, we recommend you book your accommodation for example in the city centre, Hakaniemi or Pasila with good access to public transportation. Following are some options at different price ranges. Please note we do not have conference prices for hotels.

Töölö towers – Single rooms from 110€ / night per person

Apartments from 125€ / night per room

Rooms and apartments for rent close to the sea side in Töölö. Apartments range from 35 – 65 m2 and can have up to 7 guests.  Direct buss 70 to Viikki and multiple connections to the city center.


SweetDream GuestHouse – Dorm room from 22€/ night, Twin room from 55€ / night

Hostel in the district Sörnäinen. Surrounded by coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. Frequent direct buss connections to Viikki and the city center.


Hotel Arthurfrom 95€ / night

2 minutes walk to central railway station and frequent buss connections to Viikki.


Scandic Hakaniemi – from 99€ / night

Located in district Hakaniemi with frequent buss connections to Viikki and the city center outside the hotel. Nice selection of coffee places and restaurants, the seaside within walking distance and the newly renovated Hakaniemi Marketplace.


Hilton Helsinki Strand – from 145€ / night

Located near city center in the district Hakaniemi, 10 minutes walk to main railway station and 5 minute walk to buss connections to Viikki.


Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Helsinki – from 170€ / night

Located next to the central railway station. Several busses from the central railway station to Viikki throughout the day. Direct train connection to the airport. See also other Sokos Hotels around the city.


Sokos Hotel Tripla – from 170€ / night

Located together with Tripla Mall and the Pasila train station. Direct buss 506 to Viikki every 10 minutes. Direct train connection to the airport.


Don’t be surprised to still find snow on the ground in April. The Spring can be quite cold in Helsinki, so we recommend you bring appropriate clothes and shoes.

Meditation and prayer room

On Viikki Campus, you can visit a room located on the second floor of building E at Latokartanonkaari 3.

The room can be used within the opening hours of the building. Building E (the main door) is for the time being open from Monday to Friday from 10 am. to 5 pm.

Internet access

Eduroam is available on the campus. For those who do not have access to that, you can use the guest network.

Network: HelsinkiUni Guest

Password: uniguest