Visiting Helsinki

The University of Helsinki has a great guide for visitors that includes information about free wifi, (public) transport, important services, accommodation, tourist attractions, and other practical tips for visiting Helsinki. However, we have highlighted the most relevant information for you regarding the conference and Helsinki.
Get to know Helsinki

Welcome to Helsinki, where May brings the city to life with spring colors, making it the perfect time to stroll through the streets and soak in the atmosphere. As you attend our conference, take some time to explore the beauty that Helsinki has to offer. We especially recommend visiting:


Senate Square // Senaatintori

Our conference venue is conveniently located near Senate Square, a historical masterpiece surrounded by neoclassical buildings. Marvel at the statue of Emperor Alexander II in the center and take in the architectural wonders that frame this iconic square.


Helsinki Cathedral // Helsingin tuomiokirkko

Dominating the skyline from Senate Square is the Helsinki Cathedral. Its stunning architecture make it a must-see. Don't miss the chance to explore the interior and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from its steps.


Market Square // Kauppatori

Within walking distance from Senate Square, you'll find Market Square, whose stalls offer Finnish delicacies and handmade crafts. It's a great place to savor local flavors and pick up unique souvenirs with a sea view.


Suomenlinna Sea Fortress // Suomenlinnan merilinnoitus

Embark on a ferry journey from Market Square to Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sea fortress is a fascinating blend of history and natural beauty. In May, the surroundings come alive with blooming flowers, creating a picturesque setting.


Oodi Library // Oodi, Helsingin keskustakirjasto

Discover the newly built Oodi Library, located in Kansalaistori. Not only is it an architectural wonder, but it also serves as a multifunctional hub. Whether you're a book enthusiast or looking for a modern space to unwind, Oodi has something for everyone.


Töölönlahti Bay // Töölönlahti

Conclude your Helsinki adventure with a leisurely stroll around Töölönlahti Bay. Enjoy the picturesque views and, for a perfect ending, visit Sinisen Huvilan Kahvila. This café offers a delightful experience with its scenic setting, making it an ideal spot to relax.