This page contains information that may be helpful in planning visit to Helsinki for the AIP 2015 conference. Topics include Lunch options, Accommodation, Transportation, Childcare, and NSF Travel Support
There are many restaurants and cafes in the city center. However, here a list of suggested places nearby:
- Unicafe Main Building, university cafeteria. In the same building as the conference.
- Unicafe Porthania, university cafeteria, Yliopistonkatu 3.
- Fratello, café, Yliopistonkatu 6.
- Belge bar & bistro, Kluuvikatu 5.
- Café Engel, Aleksanterinkatu 26.
- Ravintola Sunn, Aleksanterinkatu 26, 2nd floor
(AIP participants have discounts: show your badge).
- Ravintola Factory, Aleksanterinkatu 13
(check your AIP bag for discount coupon).
- Brewery & Restaurant Bryggeri, Sofiankatu 2.
We have negotiated favourable hotel room prices for the conference participants. When making your reservation, please mention the campaign code "AIP2015" to get your discount. Please note that there is a limited number of booked rooms. To ensure yourself a hotel of your first choice, we advise you to make your hotel reservations well in advance.
Kaisaniemenkatu 7, 00100 Helsinki
tel. +358 (0)9 172881 | fax +358 (0)9 605 379 firstname.lastname@example.org
Single room, Standard: 119,00 EUR / night
Double room, Standard: 129,00 EUR / night
The hotel fees include VAT, buffet breakfast and guest sauna.
Tel: +358 20 1234 600
The offer is valid until April 24, 2015, 8 p.m.
Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki
Kluuvikatu 8, 00100 Helsinki
Single Room, Standard: 130 EUR / night
Double/Twin Room, Standard: 145 EUR / night, Breakfast included
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki
Single Room, Standard: 125 EUR / night,
Double or Twin Room, Standard: 145 EUR / night, Breakfast included
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Yrjönkatu 26, 00100 Helsinki
Single Room, Solo: 133 EUR / night
Double Room, Solo: 148 EUR / night, Breakfast included
Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Asema-aukio 2, 00100 Helsinki
Single Room, Standard: 138 EUR / night
Double or Twin Room, Standard: 153 EUR / night, Breakfast included
Single Room, Standard: 99 EUR / night,
Twin Room, Standard: 119 EUR / night.
The room rate includes buffet breakfast and VAT.
Reservations by e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone +358-9-173 441. The sales department is open from 08 a.m. till 5 p.m. ( fridays from 08 a.m. till 4 p.m.). The offer is valid until April 24, 2015.
Tel: +358 9 774 751
May 17-30, 2015 (Summer School)
79,00 EUR / Single Room / Night
94,00EUR / Twin Room / Night
49,00 EUR / Single Room / Night
59,00 EUR / Twin Room / Night
8,50 EUR / Adult / Day
Offer is valid until April 17, 2015
Other options:Omena Hotels
Bus number 615 operates between the Airport and the City center.
Tickets: Can be bought on buses and trams from the driver. They are valid for all means of public transportation (bus, tram, metro and regional trains). It may be convenient to buy a day ticket at the HSL (Helsinki Regional Transport Authority) service office at the Central Railway Station metro station. More infos can be found at www.hsl.fi/en/tickets-and-fares.
Taxi: Can be ordered e.g. by calling Taksi Helsinki +358 100 0700 or Taksi Kovanen +358 200 6060.
We would like to encourage parents to take part to the conference. Room 1044 in the Main Building at Fabianinkatu 33 is devoted to childcare. Inside the room you will find: private space for breast-feeding, a changing table with extra-nappies provided by AIP, a sink, a microwave with extra-babyfood provided by AIP, and a high chair for feeding. The door has a code lock. Ask Paola (contact information below) or the doorman for the code.
Finland is a very children-friendly country. Every space is accessible with a pram and every restaurant provides high chairs for customers and often babyfood or kids menus.
Public transportation: Children between 0 and 6 years travel for free on buses, trams, metro and regional trains. Moreover, a parent carrying a baby on a pram/stroller travels for free. For more information, visit www.hsl.fi/en/information/how-use-public-transport/board.Taxis and passenger cars: By law, when travelling by taxi you do not need a car seat for your baby. However, when booking a taxi in advance, you can request a car seat and there may be one available. Children accessories are rented by Lastenturva.
For emergencies, recall that the general emergency assistance number in Finland is 112. You can also contact the Emergency Clinic.
There are many activities for children all year long:
Museums/tours: National natural history museum, Seurasaari open air museum, Sampo puppet theatre, Korkeasaari Zoo, Tropicario, Fallkulla domestic animals farm, Gardenia - tropical garden, Haltia Nature Centre, Sea Life Acquarium,
If you need help or assistance, feel free to contact the organisers through Paola Elefante, email@example.com, tel. +358 40 0217654.
The NSF has very generously awarded a grant to support the travel of junior scientists (at most 6 years past the PhD) from US institutions to AIP 2015 and the Summer School the previous week.
The application consists of a cover email specifying the reason to participate in AIP, a CV and an email of a senior person familiar with the work of the applicant. These materials are to be sent to Gunther Uhlmann (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline is Feb 28, 2015.