Practical arrangements


From airport to city centre

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is located some 20 kilometres north of Helsinki. A frequent bus service called Finnair Citybus operates between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Finnair City Terminal beside the central railway station. The fare (payable to driver) is EURO 5,20 and the drive takes around 35 minutes. Taxis are also available. A regular private taxi ride to the city costs EURO 35-40. The Airport Taxis (which take a group of persons heading in the same direction) are slightly cheaper. Taxi drivers accept major credit cards and do not expect tips. Bus and taxi stands are situated directly outside the Arrivals Hall.

From city centre to Statistics Finland

Statistics Finland is situated about 4 kilometres to the north-east from the main Helsinki railway station. The cost of a taxi from the city centre to our office is EURO 15 - 18.

Public transport

If you decide to use public transportation the easiest way to reach our office is to take a metro line to Vuosaari/Mellunmäki from the metro station of Railway station located quite close to Vaakuna and Arthur hotels or from the metro station Kamppi close to Helka and Presidentti hotels. Statistics Finland is situated right next to the station "Kalasatama - Fiskhamnen" It takes ca 7 minutes to reach our office. A single ticket costs EURO 2,00.

Also you can take a bus number 68 from the square outside the main railway station (the Railway Station Square). Please see further information on the web site of Statistics Finland


Please be advised you can buy the Helsinki City Transport´s Tourist Ticket. It fits for use freely travel in Helsinki on all vehicles - buses, trams, metro, commuter trains. You can choose between a 1-, 3- or 5-day ticket (1-day ticket valid for 24 hours, 3-day for 72 hours and 5-day for 120 hours). Please visit the web site Helsinki City Transport.

Social programme

A visit to the Fortress Suomenlinna will be arranged on 5 September straight away after the first meeting day. A dinner hosted by Statistics Finland will follow the excursion at 19:30 in the restaurant " Walhalla" located in Suomenlinna. Please see the detailed programme.


Coffee during the meeting is provided by Statistics Finland. There is a staff restaurant at Statistics Finland where a lunch is available at the price of EURO 6,40 - 10,00.

Equipment at the conference

Conference room

The conference room is equipped with a desktop PC linked to a data projection system as well as with a standard overhead projector. If you need any other special equipment, please contact the host organiser by e-mail at raija.lofgren@stat.fi

The PCs currently run Windows XP with PowerPoint 2003 and Internet Explorer 6. You can also bring with you a USB memory stick or a floppy disk.


Speakers can use their own laptops. Laptops can be plugged direct into the data projection system.

Last updated 23.8.2007