General Information

Travelling

Helsinki is easy to reach by air from all over Europe (multiple airlines) and from several Asian metropolies (Finnair). Finnair has also direct flights from New York, Chicago and Miami. From Helsinki airport there is a shuttle bus (operated by Finnair) every 20 minutes and the trip takes 30 minutes. There is also a ring rail line connecting to main railway station with ten-minute intervals during peak hours. However, easiest way is taking a taxi which costs 35-40€.

Taxi

Tel. +358 10 00700
Taxis are generally easy to get but more expensive than in most countries. They can be considered very reliable and the fare is always based on the taximeter.

Weather in Helsinki

June in Helsinki is early summer and the weather can vary a lot. Visit foreca.com for current forecast.

Languages

Helsinki is a bilingual city, official languages being Finnish and Swedish. Furthermore, you may expect that most people (particularly younger people) have at least basic knowledge of English.

Currency

The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. There are several currency exchanging companies found at the airport and city centre. Cash machines (ATMs) accept all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are also widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Voltage

The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size (type C and F).

Time

The daylight saving time during summer in Finland is UTC+3 / GMT +3.

Accommodation

There is a lot of accommodation options in Helsinki. The symposium promotion over hotel reservations in Scandic Marina Hotel is available until 05.06.2017. See also: Hotel Reservation

Insurance

Please note that the symposium participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Symposium Organizers. The Symposium Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or other person during travel to and from the congress or during the symposium. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.