General Info

The Conference Venue: 

Unioninkadun Juhlahuoneistot
Unioninkatu 33
00170 Helsinki
Food in Society and Culture conference will be held at the University of Helsinki City Centre campus. The campus is located in a short walking distance from the Helsinki Central Railway station. More details of the venue will be announced when the registration opens.

Map of Helsinki City Centre, including Helsinki Central Railway station (Helsingin Rautatieasema) and The University of Helsinki (Helsingin yliopisto):

https://www.google.fi/maps/@60.1720125,24.9480834,16z

The conference participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements. There are no travel grants for the conference.

 

Accommodation

Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation and cover the costs related to participation.

We have selected two hotels that we recommend for our conference guests. Both hotels are situated close to the university where the conference is held, and they both offer special rates for our guests.

Hotel Arthur

Vuorikatu 19

Email reception@hotelarthur.fi Telephone +358-9-173 441

www.hotelarthur.fi

Rates: single room 99€/night, double room 119€/night

Rooms are available at this rate until 7 April 2015.

Please quote the allotment code “Food in Society and Culture” when making a booking.

You can reserve your hotel room through the hotel’s own website. Please note that you need to pay your bill before leaving the hotel. The hotel declines to send invoices to addresses outside of Finland.

 

Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki

Kluuvikatu 8

Tel.+358 20 1234 601 hotelhelsinki.helsinki@sokoshotels.fi

www.sokoshotels.fi/en/helsinki/sokos-hotel-helsinki

Rates: single room 128€/night, double room 143€/night

Rooms are available at this rate until 20 April 2015.

Please quote the allotment code “University of Helsinki” when making a booking.

You can reserve your hotel room by calling or e-mailing the hotel. Please note that you need to pay your bill before leaving the hotel. The hotel declines to send invoices to addresses outside of Finland.

 

 

Transport connections

Helsinki is served by Helsinki Airport which is situated 19 kilometres from the Helsinki city centre and can be reached by car in approximately 25 minutes. You can also take a taxi, the Finnair airport bus or Bus 615 to the Central Railway station.

For more info about transportation to and from Helsinki airport:

http://www.finnair.com/INT/GB/information-services/at-the-airport/transportation

 

Tourist Information

City of Helsinki’s official website for tourism and travel information:

http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en

 

Helsinki Tourist Information centre

Opening times: Mon-Fri 9-20, Sat-Sun 9-18

Tel. +358 (0)9 3101 3300

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi 19

E-mail: tourist.info(at)hel.fi

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