IM2018 Helsinki
If you have never been to Helsinki, feel free to check out this aerial sightseeing by Lare Lekman.

Visit the My Helsinki website for more information on sights, events and restaurants near the university. Visit Finland is also a great resource for information about the city.

Arriving in Helsinki

Helsinki's nearest airport is Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. From the airport, there are many easy connections to the city center (train station), within walking distance to the conference venue and most hotels. The train connection is the easiest and fastest way to get to the city (every 10 min; duration: ca. 30 min. to the main railway station which is the final stop of the train; cost: € 5,50), both P- and I-trains take you there. For more information and other connections from the airport to the city center (public bus, Finnair city bus, taxi, airport shuttle), please visit this website.

Helsinki is also easily reached by ferries from Stockholm (overnight trips) and from Tallinn (several ferries, duration ca. 2 hours). There is also a direct train connection to St. Petersburg (4 hours).

The sessions take place in three neighboring university buildings: Porthania, University Main Building and the Language Centre. A more detailed map of all venues will be provided for the participants on site in the program booklet.

Public Transport and Taxi

A complementary travel pass, which can be used in public transportation within Helsinki, will be provided for the conference participants. You can find more information about timetables and routes of public transport at the Helsinki Journey Planner. Ticket fares can be found here.

There are numerous taxi stands around the city center. Please note that taxis in Finland are quite expensive, so expect to pay a minimum of 40€ if you decide to take the taxi from the airport. To order a taxi, you can call +358 100 0700 at any time (more information:

Restaurants and Cafes

Around the conference venue you can find plenty of restaurants and cafes, including places serving vegan options. For restaurant tips, check out and Visit Helsinki.

Internet Access

At the conference venue, there will be a complementary conference WI-FI provided by University of Helsinki HUPnet. Throughout Helsinki’s city center, there is a free Wi-Fi connection provided by the City of Helsinki. In and around the University of Helsinki, one can also gain access to the internet using eduroam. If you have an eduroam user account from your home institution, you can use this to gain access at the University of Helsinki.

Visa Requirements
More information on the visa requirements for visitors to Finland is coming soon!