The conference venue is fully accessible.
Each participant is responsible for arranging their own accommodation arrangements.
Those wishing to stay at the conference venue may access pre-booked rooms for conference participants by using the promo code BEASPD (Booking number starts with letter B!) when booking through the hotel website https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-helsinki-seaside/services
Please note that only a limited number of rooms is allocated thus, it is on a first-come, first-served, basis. This promotion is only valid until the end of August.
Wheelchair-accessible bedrooms are also available on a first-come first-served basis.
Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel has the following rates:
|Standard Room (single occupancy) Rooms (radissonhotels.com)||€144 per night incl. breakfast|
Standard Room (double occupancy) Rooms (radissonhotels.com)
|€164 per person per night incl. breakfast|
Hiisi Hotel Helsinki Jätkäsaari,
Participants can book via this link: https://www.hiisihomes.fi/en/
Using the discount code: EASPD provides a 10% discount
Note: The discount code is valid for all Hiisi Hotel locations in Helsinki.
Single occupancy: €90 per night, NOT incl. breakfast
Scandic Helsinki Hub
The Scandic Hotel chain offers a range of hotels in different locations across Helsinki and Finland. The Scandic Helsinki Hub is within 12 minutes walk from the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel.
Booking is possible via the Scandic website here: Select Rate | Scandic Hotels
Pre-booking of accommodation before arrival in Helsinki is highly recommended.
Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for transportation to and from the airport and Radisson Blu Seaside.
Participants arriving at the Helsinki Airport (https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport ) can get to Radisson Blu Seaside by taxi or by public transport.
Distance from the airport to the conference venue by car is of around 30KM and it takes approximately 30 minutes by car at off-peak hours. Taxi service can either be pre-booked online directly with one of the local service providers, we recommend Taksi Helsinki (https://www.taksihelsinki.fi/en/book-a-taxi/airport-taxi/ ) you can use the app or call 0100 0700 (€ 2.90 + c 25 /10 s + lnc/mnc). You will find the taxi station outside the Arrivals hall.
There are four taxi lanes, and you can choose which lane and which taxi company you want to use.
The three taxi companies that have an agreement with the airport company Finavia operate from lanes 1-3. The fares for those taxis are indicated on the taxi station. Other taxi companies operate from lane 4.
Public transport Helsinki Airport's bus station is located outside the Arrivals hall. Bus route 600 operates between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki City Centre. The travel time is about 40 minutes. Tickets can be purchased online on HSL's mobile app, or at the bus station's ticket machine.
Helsinki Airport's train station is located under the terminal. There is a direct elevator and escalator connection from the departures and arrivals hall to the train station. Local I and P trains operate to and from Helsinki Airport. A train ride to Helsinki City Centre takes about 30 minutes. Local train tickets can be purchased from HSL's mobile app, or from the ticket machine at the train platform. Timetables, tickets, and fares for local trains can be found on https://www.hsl.fi/en When you buy a single ticket from or to the airport, you need to choose ABC-zones. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes and it costs €4,10.
The buses and trains will get you to the city centre. You can walk (20 min) or you can take a tram from the city centre to the venue place. You can choose either line 7 or line 9.
The same ticket (bought at the airport) is valid also in the tram, if you arrive at your location within 90 minutes.
Services for persons with disabilities and reduced mobility.
The airport offers a free assistance service to persons with an intellectual disability, a visual impairment, hearing loss or reduced mobility as well as to the elderly and other passengers with limited mobility. You can receive assistance for getting around the airport around the clock. Book the assistance service through your travel agent or airline when you book your flight, at least 48 hours before your flight departs. Please also report whether you have any assistive devices with you, such as a wheelchair or a breathing or oxygen device. More information: https://www.finavia.fi/en/airport/services-for-persons-with-disabilities-and-reduced-mobility?navref=main
The Schengen states have jointly agreed on which countries 'citizens are required to present a visa. Each Schengen state decides which passports and travel documents it accepts from different countries' citizens.
Check if you need a visa to visit Finland and what travel documents are accepted in Finland: https://um.fi/visa-requirement-and-travel-documents-accepted-by-finland
Even if you did not need a visa to visit Finland, you need a valid passport, or some other travel document accepted by Finland. It must be valid for at least ninety days after your intended date of departure from the Schengen area. In addition, the passport or other travel document must have been issued no later than ten years ago.
Where and how to apply for a visa?
If your main country of destination is Finland, you must apply for a visa at the Visa Application Centre indicated by a Finnish mission, at a Finnish mission or at a Schengen country mission representing Finland. All visa applications must be submitted in person. Your biometric identifiers will be collected at the same time. Fingerprints are not taken if the fingerprints were given in connection with a previous visa application less than 59 months ago.
More information: um.fi/visa-to-visit-finland