Practical information

This page offers practical information about SIHDA 2023.

If you have any questions or need more information concerning the conference,

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We have made group reservations for participants at hotels close to the venue. These rooms can be booked via the registration form at the same time as the registration is made.

There are a limited number of rooms available for these discounted rates. The hotels are Solo Sokos Hotel Helsinki (a good quality hotel across the street from Porthania), single 189 euro, double 209 euro per night, Hotel Arthur (also very close by, run by the YMCA), single 125 euro, double 135 euro per night. For those on a budget, we have also reserved rooms at Eurohostel (a nice hostel at Katajanokka), single 91 euro, double 102 euro per night.

If you have any questions about hotel reservations or you need to change your hotel booking, please contact

Conference venues

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki City Centre Campus:

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Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

Finnish National Museum, Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 Helsinki

Helsinki City Museum, Aleksanterinkatu 16, 00170 Helsinki

Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki

Design Museum - Arabia ceramics and glass design, Hämeentie 135 A, 00560 Helsinki

Amos Rex Art Museum, Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki

Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, 00130 Helsinki

Public saunas

There is an array of public saunas all over Helsinki and here is a list of the most popular ones. 

The Finns believe that saunas are not only a fun recreational activity but also a relaxing way to unwind. Public saunas are somewhat of a unique experience in Helsinki that one must cherish as not only are they refreshing but also a communal activity to partake in. If you have not yet visited a public sauna, remember to read up on sauna etiquette.


Löyly Sauna-Restaurant, Hernesaarenranta 4 00150 Helsinki

Standard shift is 2 hours and costs 23€ per person which includes a towel, bench-cloth, soap and shampoo. Löyly recommends reserving a sauna shift beforehand. Swimwear is mandatory, but also borrow-able for 8€.

Mon 16-22, Tue-Thu 13-22, Fri 13-23, Sat 9-11 and 13-23 Sun 11-21


Allas Sea Pool, Katajanokanlaituri 2a, 00160 Helsinki

Allas Sea Pool is a sea spa and urban oasis for wellbeing nestled in the heart of Helsinki. The saunas are heated every day of the year and you can swim in both the sea water pool and the heated swimming pool.

Mon-Fri 06:30-21, Sat 8-21, Sun 9-21


Original SkySauna, Katajanokanlaituri 2, 00160 Helsinki

SkySauna is the first sauna gondola in the world in a Ferris wheel, opened in 2016.  The experience is available for individuals and groups up to 15 people. The sauna cabin can fit 4-5 people at once - while some are enjoying the sauna, others can relax in the hot tub, at the private lounge or terrace. 

Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat 11-19, Sun 11-17


Kulttuurisauna Public Sauna, Hakaniemenranta 17 00530 Helsinki

Pre-booking is mandatory. Please bring your own towel, sitting towel and water bottle (plus a bathing suit if swimming).

Wed-Sun 16-21 (Last entry at 19:50)


Uusi Sauna, Välimerenkatu 10, 00220 Helsinki

Uusi Sauna has separate wood pellet heated saunas for male and female visitors. The steam rooms have space for approximately 20 bathers at a time.

Tue-Sat 16-21