Practical arrangements

Meeting venue

The meeting will be held at Statistics Finland (in Finnish: Tilastokeskus) in Helsinki. Visiting address: Työpajankatu 13, 00580 Helsinki

Hotel information

Accommodation expenses are to be covered by participants.

Hotel Arthur (www.hotelarthur.fi)

Hotel Arthur is situated in the city centre close to main railway station and bus station. There are special prices for the guests of Statistics Finland, so when making reservations, please quote Statistics Finland as reference. The reservation is to be made by August 25th at the latest and is to be confirmed with a credit card number.

      Single room     Double room
During weekend     73 €     92 €
During the week     85 €     104 €

Helka Hotel (www.helka.fi)

Helka Hotel is situated near the city centre close to subway station Kamppi.

There are special prices for the guests of Statistics Finland, so when making reservations, please quote Statistics Finland as reference. The reservation is to be confirmed with a credit card number. Reservations should be made by August 25th at the latest.

      Single room     Double room
During the week     89 €     116 €

Hilton Helsinki Strand (http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=HELHIHI)

John Stenbergin ranta 4, Helsinki, NA FI
Tel: +358-9-39351 Fax: +358-9-3935 3255 e-mail helsinkistrand@hilton.com

The Hilton Helsinki Strand is located in a beautiful setting by the sea yet only a stone's throw from Helsinki's city centre and financial districts and 2,1 km from Statistics Finland. You can reach Statistics Finland by bus number 68 with a bus stop quite near in both ends. Statistics Finland has negotiated a special price for you at the Hilton hotel, so please quote "Statistics Finland" when making a reservation. Reservation is to be made by e-mail (or fax) and confirmed with a credit card number by August 25th at the latest.

      Single room/
    small
    Single room/
    standard
During the week     99 €     128 €

More hotels can be found from Helsinki Expert Hotel Booking

More information on Helsinki can be found from the sites of Tourist Office of Helsinki.

Transportation

From airport to city centre

Helsinki-Vantaa airport is located some 20 kilometres north of Helsinki. A frequent bus service called Finnair City Bus operates between Helsinki-Vantaa and Finnair City Terminal located next to the central railway station. The fare (payable to driver) is EUR 4.90 and the journey takes around 35 minutes. Taxis are also available. A regular taxi fare to the city is EUR 25 to 30. 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 stops and taxi ranks are situated immediately outside the arrivals hall.

From city centre to Statistics Finland

Statistics Finland is situated about 4 kilometres northeast of the central railway station of Helsinki. Taxi fare from the city centre to our office is EUR 10 to 15.

If you decide to use public transport the easiest way to get to our office is by bus number 68 from the square outside the central railway station (Railway Station Square). A single bus ticket bought from the driver costs EUR 2.

For further information please see:
http://www.hel.fi/HKL/english.html

Lunch, coffee

Lunchbreak will be from 12:30 to 2:00 pm every day. Lunch will be served in the Stateria restaurant (1st floor) at Statistics Finland. Cash and VISA or Master credit cards are accepted. Main dish, salad, bread and choice of free beverage cost together around 5 euros.

Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served before the beginning of the meeting every day and during breaks.

Social events

Cocktail Reception
Statistics Finland will host a welcoming cocktail reception on Monday, 26 September. All participants and partners are invited to attend. The reception will be held at Statistics Finland.

Meeting Dinner
Statistics Finland will host a dinner on Thursday, 29 September. All participants and partners are invited to attend.

Time, currency

Local time in Finland is GMT+3 (+2 in summer time).

The currency in Finland is Euro (EUR). Most Finnish services accept major credit cards. Travellers' cheques are accepted at banks, travel agencies, hotels and many shops.

Currency exchange rate is: US$ 1 = EUR 0.78 (March 2005)

Climate

The average day temperature of September is about +11 C in southern Finland.


Last updated 30.6.2005