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Accommodation and transport

Helsinki hotels (Sun-Mon, Wed-Thu)

We recommend staying in one of the two hotels below and organize bus transport from them to Tervaniemi on Monday morning.

A block of 25 single rooms for the Sun-Mon night is reserved in Sokos Hotel Presidentti (address: Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4). You can book easily by email (, phone (+358 20 1234 600), or fax (+358 20 1234 640). Please mention code "EFDA" for a negotiated price of 120 €/night. You may also ask for double rooms for 140 €. The rates include buffet breakfast and the use of sauna. The block will be reduced on 8 January at 8pm EET (GMT +2) and released completely on 20 January. A block of 10 single rooms is reserved also for the night after the meeting (Wed-Thu).

A block of 10 single rooms for the Sun-Mon night is reserved in Best Western Hotel Haaga, located about 7 km from city centre (address: Nuijamiestentie 10). Please make your booking via email ( or phone (+358-9-580 78 157) and mention the code "EFDA" for a negotiated price of 72 €/night. The rate includes breakfast and the use of sauna + swimming pool. The block is held until 21 January. There is no block reservation for the night after the meeting in this hotel.

Transport from the airport

Finnair City bus takes 35 minutes from the airport to Helsinki and arrives at the Central Railway Station (Elielinaukio terminal) about 400 m from Sokos Hotel Presidentti. The fare is 6.20 €. Local buses 615 and 615T from the airport arrive at the opposite side of Central Railway Station (Rautatientori terminal). Local bus fare is 4.50 €. Taxi fare to Helsinki is about 30 €.

To get from the airport to Hotel Haaga you need to take a taxi (slightly shorter drive than to city centre) or plan your trip with the Journey Planner. The hotel's address is Nuijamiestentie 10. There are reasonable bus connections to city centre (see the hotel's web page).

Transport to Tervaniemi and to the airport

The bus to Tervaniemi on Monday morning will leave from Sokos Hotel Presidentti at 8:30 and from Hotel Haaga at 8:45.

Bus transport to the airport after the meeting will be organized, arrival at 2:45 pm. Guests staying until Thursday are advised to use the bus connections from the Airport to city centre.