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Transportation


 

From the Airport to the Centre of Helsinki


Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is situated approximately 19 kilometres from the centre of Helsinki.  Bus number 615 (Helsinki Region Transport) runs from the airport to the centre of Helsinki several times an hour. The journey takes 35-40 minutes depending on the traffic. A ticket costs €4. The Finnair City Bus runs from the airport to the centre of Helsinki every 20 minutes. A ticket costs €5.90.

There are taxis outside the Arrivals Hall at the Airport. It takes about 35 minutes by taxi to the Central Railway Station. The taxi journey to the centre of Helsinki costs around €30-35.

 

In Helsinki


The single ticket allows one to travel inside Helsinki in trams, busses, the metro and the ferry to Suomenlinna. Single tickets can be purchased from the driver (in busses and trams) or from ticket machines (for the metro and ferry to Suomenlinna). One can transfer from one vehicle to another with a single ticket within the validity of the ticket. A ticket costs €2,5.

There are also 1-7 day tickets available on a single-charge card. One can choose the number of days for the ticket from 1 to 7 days. These tickets are not personal which means they can be used by any person holding the card.

1-7 day tickets sales points are for example all R kiosks in the Helsinki metropolitan area and the Stockmann department store located in the centre of Helsinki. In addition, the drivers sell the 1-day ticket. From a ticket machines selling single tickets one can purchase a 1-day ticket. From a ticket machine selling multiple tickets one can purchase a 1-7 days ticket. 

The online Journey Planner helps plan routes in Helsinki, in Finnish, Swedish and English. It gives details of the best public transport connections and also advises pedestrians (Advanced search).

Helsinki Region Journey Planner

 

Hotel Information


 

The booking of the accommodation in Helsinki has to be done by the participants themselves. The organisers have reserved quotas in following hotels during the conference (1.6.- 6.6.2010). All of the recommended hotels are situated in the city center of Helsinki. Participants are also free to make their own accommodation arrangements.



Sokos Hotel President
1 person = 123 euros/night
2 persons = 145 euros/night

Please, book the room at the latest 30.4.2010 via
Tel. +358 (0)20 1234 608 of by e-mail: presidentti.helsinki@sokoshotels.fi
When booking the room please give the following info to get the room from the quota: EMAC


Helka Hotel
108 euros/night on week days
82 euros/night on weekends

Please, book the room at the latest 30.4.2010
When booking the room please give the following info to get the room from the quota: EMAC



Hotel Arthur
On weekdays
1 person = 91 euros/night
2 persons= 112 euros/night

On weekends
1 person = 73 euros/night
2 persons= 92 euros/night

Please, book the room at the latest 15.4.2010
Tel: +358 9 17344 200 or by email: sales.department@hotelarthur.fi
When booking the room please give the following info to get the room from the quota: EMAC/NBA/356772
 
Hotel Finn
On weekdays
1 person = 75 euros/night
2 persons= 90 euros/night

On weekends
1 person = 65 euros/night
2 persons= 80 euros/night

Please, book the room at the latest 30.4.2010
Tel: +358-9-684 4360 of by email: hotelli.finn@kolumbus.fi
When booking the room please give the following info to get the room from the quota: EMAC


 

More hotel options on the official tourism website of the city of Helsinki

Low budget accommodation: Omena hotel
Omena Hotels is a no-frills hotel chain, which offers high-class accommodation at a significantly lower rate than the general price level.

In Omena hotel there is no special quota for EMAC.


 

Registration on Wed June 2nd at the National Museum of Finland


 

The conference badges and material will be distributed at the National Museum of Finland (Mannerheimintie 34) on Wednesday 2 June between 9 and 10 AM (the registration and info desk is open 9.00-15.45).

Another possibility to get the badges and the material is on Thursday 3rd June between 8.45 and 9 AM at Korjaamo Culture Factory (Töölönkatu 51 b).

 

Conference Venues, Excursion Destinations and Social Programme


 


DAY 1 (Wednesday June 2nd)


The first day of the EMAC – European Museum Advisors Conference will be held at the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. The address is Mannerheimintie 34. It is a ten minutes walk from the Central Railway Station to the museum. Trams number 7A/7 B, 4, 4T and 10 (stop: Kansallismuseo). A buffet lunch and an afternoon coffee are reserved for the participants at the National Museum.

Optional museum excursions of the first conference day are the National Museum of Finland, the Finnish Museum of Natural History and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The address of the Finnish Museum of Natural History is Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13. It is a 5 minutes walk from the National Museum to the Museum of Natural History. The address of Kiasma is Mannerheiminaukio 2 and it is a 10 minutes walk from the National Museum to Kiasma. 

The first evening reception of the conference will be held on invitation of the City of Helsinki at the Old Court House, Empire Hall. The address is Aleksanterinkatu 20. It is a ten minutes walk from the Central Railway Station to the Empire Hall. There will be a salad buffet served.
Map to the Old Court House, Aleksanterinkatu 20

 

DAY 2 (Thursday June 3rd)


The second day of the conference will be held at the Korjaamo Culture Factory in the Töölö district of Helsinki. The address is Töölönkatu 51 B. It is a 30 minute walk from the Central Railway Station to Korjaamo. Trams number 3T, 4, 7A/7 B and 10 (stop: Töölön halli; from the stop walk across Mannerheimintie, walk by Humalistonkatu and turn left to Töölönkatu). A buffet lunch is served for the participants at Korjaamo. Map to Korjaamo, Töölönkatu 51 b

The excursion of the day 2 heads towards the provinces. There is a charter bus reserved for the conference participants. The bus leaves from Korjaamo at 13:00 PM and takes the participants back to centre of Helsinki in the evening.

Helsinge Parish Village is located in the City of Vantaa. Tuusula Lake area in Tuusula municipality is about 30 kilometres north of Helsinki. Syväranta Lotta Museum is located along Tuusula Lake Road. Afternoon coffee with a snack is served for the participants at the Lotta Museum. Halosenniemi Museum is also located by the lake Tuusula.

The second evening reception of the EMAC conference will be held on invitation of the Finnish Association of Museums at their head office. The address is Annankatu 16 B 50. The bus takes the participants from Halosenniemi straight to the evening reception. It is a 15 minute walk from the Finnish Association of Museums to the Central Railway Station. Trams 3 B/3 T and 6 (stop: Frederikinkatu). There will be Finnish and Spanish tapas served.




DAY 3 (Friday June 4th)


The third day of the conference will be held at the Museum of Technology in Helsinki. A charter bus takes the participants from Kiasma tourist stop (located in front of Kiasma the Museum of Contemporery Art on Mannerheimintie) to the museum and to the other excursion locations of the day 3. The bus also takes the participants back to city centre and to the ferry to Suomenlinna in the evening. A lunch is served for the participants at the Restaurant Koskenranta.

The Power Station Museum and Arabiakeskus are on walking distance from the Museum of Technology. Arabiakeskus is the old factory building of Arabia porcelain manufacturer. Nowadays there are factory outlets and Arabia Museum and gallery.  The participants have free time to visit the Power Station Museum and the Arabia Factory & Shop. The bus takes the participants from the Arabiakeskus to the Worker Housing Museum. The address of the Worker Housing Museum is Kirstinkuja 4.

From the Worker Housing Museum the bus takes the participants to the Suomenlinna ferry. The ferry leaves from the Market Square (Kauppatori). An afternoon coffee with a sweet snack is reserved for the participants at Suomenlinna.  

The dinner cruise leaves from Suomenlinna and returns to the mainland (Market Square). It is a 15 minute walk from the Market Square to the Central Railway Station. 

 

DAY 4 (Saturday June 5th)


The fourth day of the conference will be held at the WeeGee Exhibition Centre in the city of Espoo. There is a charter bus for participants from Kiasma tourist stop (located in front of Kiasma on Mannerheimintie) to WeeGee. The address of the exhibition centre is Ahertajantie 5. The lunch and the afternoon coffee with a sweet snack are served for the participants at the Restaurant WeeGee. For those who are not attending the farewell dinner at Hvitträsk Museum, there are local busses to the centre of Helsinki (bus stop is close to WeeGee, the fee of a single ticket is 4 euros, buses number 106, 106T, 110, 110T, 110TA, 194, 194A, 194N).

There is a bus from WeeGee to the farewell dinner and sauna in Hvitträsk Museum. There are snacks and refreshments reserved for the bus trip. Hvitträsk is located in the municipality of Kirkkonummi. The address is Hvitträskintie 166.

There will be an opportunity for a lakeside sauna (towels are provided) in Hvitträsk. Men and women go to the sauna separately. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_sauna

 

Tips for Free Time


 

The Helsinki City Museum maintains eleven museums in Helsinki. All of these museums are free of charge.

 

The Finnish National Board of Antiquities maintains seven museums in the Helsinki region. During the conference and the following Sunday 6th June 2010 these museums allow free entry for the conference participants who are wearing their badges.

 

The Finnish National Gallery maintains three national museums in Helsinki.

 

Weather


 

In Finland, the average temperature is 15° C in June, but temperature may rise even up to 25° C. However, on a rainy and windy day the temperature can be much lower and go under 10° C. We recommend warm clothing and a raincoat/umbrella specially for the sea trips although we can stay inside the boat if the weather is cold.

We also recommend practical shoes for the trip to Suomenlinna because of the cobblestone walkways and courtyards.

 

EMACin sinipunainen logo 
 Kuva: Raija Pirilä (2009)

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