Practical information

NNFF9 – The ninth conference of Nordic Network for Research in L1 Education

A Conference App is used during NNFF9. The App contains, for instance, the program, abstracts and a list of participants. Any changes in the programme on-site will also be communicated to participants via the App. 

All registered participants have received a personal e-mail from the NNFF9 Participant services Confedent International, with instructions on how to log into the App. If you have any questions regarding the App, please contact Confedent International (

University of Helsinki Main Building, City Centre Campus

Fabianinkatu 33, 00140 Helsinki

How to get there

NNFF9 takes place in the heart of the Helsinki city centre. The main conference venue, University of Helsinki Main Building, is located by the Senate Square within walking distance (600 meters) from the Central Railway Station. Tramlines 2, 4, 5 and 7 stop next to the Main Building.

The whole scientific programme, including lunch and coffee breaks, will be held in the newly renovated University of Helsinki Main Building. Parallel paper sessions and symposia are held partly on “new side” and partly on the “old side” of the Main Building. The main access through the Main Building from side to side is on the 2nd floor. Lecture rooms marked with numbers and a preceding “F” (e.g., F3004, F3005) are on the “new side” (Fabianinkatu side, address: Fabianinkatu 33), and lecture rooms marked with numbers and a preceding “U” (e.g., U3029, U3039) are on the “old side” (Senate Square side, address: Unioninkatu 34).

Registration and information desk on conference days

The registration desk is located in the entrance lobby of the main building (new side, address: Fabianinkatu 33) and will be open:

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023: 14.00–17.00
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023: 08.00–16.00
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023: 09.00–15.00

All participants receive their name badge, a conference dinner ticket if pre-booked, and information on-site at the registration desk.

University of Helsinki, City Centre Campus

HSL Route planner – A route planner for the Helsinki metropolitan area

The abstract book and updated conference programme with an overview of parallel paper sessions can be found here.

Paper presentations are 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion. The time frame for a symposium is 90 minutes, and the organisers are responsible for the arrangement, i.e., length and order of the individual presentations in the symposium.

Note that only some of the lecture rooms, in which paper sessions take place, are equipped with a desktop computer. However, you can use your own laptop and connect it to a larger screen in each room. When using Apple products, you need an adapter to connect to the HDMI-cable. We recommend that you bring your own cable, if possible.

Please also note that it is not possible to print the participants' own notes on-site during the conference, i.e., if you wish to have notes or other documents printed, we recommend that you print them in advance.

There will be conference assistants helping you out during the conference days – do not hesitate to ask them in case of any questions!

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the conference participants. These can be booked in connection with the registration for the conference. Please note that registration for the conference closes September 15, 2023.


Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki is a friendly, relaxed and urban hotel in the heart of Helsinki. It is located in the city centre, just a few steps from Esplanadi, Market Square and the Central Railway Station. The hotel opened after extensive renovations for the summer season in 2022. Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki is located just around the corner of the conference venue in the city centre, between the Ateneum Art Museum and the Senate Square.

- standard room for one person, 199 euros per night

- standard room for two persons, 219 euros night


Hotel contact information:

Kluuvikatu 8, Helsinki

+358 20 1234 601


Scandic Kaisaniemi is cosy, comfortable hotel in the centre of Helsinki. The hotel's friendly staff ensures a relaxing stay. The whole city is right on your doorstep and the University of Helsinki is just around the corner.

- standard room for one person, 134 euros per night

- standard room for two persons, 154 euros per night


Hotel contact information:

Kaisaniemenkatu 7, Helsinki

+358 30 0308 403


Hotel Arthur is located within walking distance (600 meters) from the conference venue, near to the Kaisaniemi Park. Helsinki's most prominent sights, large department stores, theaters and Casino Helsinki are all within walking distance of the hotel.

- standard twin room for one person, 100 euros per night

- standard twin room for two persons, 110 euros per night


Hotel contact information:

Vuorikatu 19, Helsinki

+358 9 1734 4200


Radisson RED Helsinki is a modern hotel that offers rooms with convenient amenities so you can simply relax. The hotel is located just 600 meters away from Helsinki Central Railway Station and only 1 kilometer away from Kamppi Bus Station. On-site parking is available if you are arriving by car.

- standard room for one person, 169 euros per night

- standard room for two persons, 189 euros per night


Hotel contact information:

Vuorikatu 24, Helsinki

+358 300 870 010


Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (Finavia) is situated 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. If you fly to Helsinki-Vantaa you can travel by train (I and P trains) or take the bus number 600 from the airport to Helsinki Central Railway Station. The Central Railway Station is located in the heart of the city centre, by walking distance from the conference hotels and the conference venue. Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines at the airport or using the HSL mobile app, which can be downloaded free of charge. When purchasing a ticket, please select the “ABC” -zone single ticket for journeys between the airport and Helsinki. A one-way ticket costs 4,10 euros. The Central Railway Station is the final stop of bus number 600 and both trains. For more information on the train and bus connections, including the timetables, please visit the HSL Journey Planner website. A taxi to city centre costs approximately 60 euros.

Olympia Terminal

Is located at the South Harbour and with a regular ferry connection to Stockholm, Sweden. The terminal has an ATM, luggage lockers, a café and a kiosk. Tramlines 2 and 3 stop next to the Olympia Terminal.

West Terminal 2

Is located at the West Harbour and it concentrates on traffic to Tallinn, Estonia. The terminal has luggage lockers, a restaurant, café, kiosk, an ATM, and the Eckerö Line and Tallink Silja Line service points. Tramlines 7 and 9 stop next to the West Terminal 2.

Katajanokka Terminal

Is located at Katajanokka, with a regular ferry connection to Stockholm and Tallinn. The terminal has a restaurant, kiosk, a money exchange, an ATM, luggage lockers, and the Viking Line service point. Tramlines 4 and 5 stop next to the Katajanokka Terminal.


  • Taksi Helsinki: +358 (0)100 0700
  • Airport Taxi: +358 (0)600 555 555
  • Lähitaksi: +358 (0)100 7300
  • Taksi Kovanen: +358 200 6060