Practical Information

Here you will find information to help planning your stay in Helsinki.


We have reserved room quotas for the conference participants in two hotels in Helsinki city centre. In addition, two hotels have a special price for Silver Economy Forum participants. These hotels are easily reached by public transportation.

Please contact the hotels directly for reservations.

Hotels with room quotas

Prices are valid until and the quotas will be released on 10 June 2019.

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Address: Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

Telephone +358 20 1234 608

141 EUR / standard single room / night (incl. breakfast)

161 EUR / standard double room/ night (incl. breakfast)


Telephone: +358 20–1234 600 / individual reservations

Telefax: +358 20–1234 640


Please mention Silver when booking a room.   – For online reservations, please use booking code BSilver


Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel

Address: Mikonkatu 23, 00100 Helsinki

Telephone: +358 20 1234 703

179 EUR / standard single room / night (incl. breakfast)

199 EUR / standard double room / night (incl. breakfast)


Telephone: 020–1234 700 / individual reservations

Telefax: 020–1234 742


Please mention Silver when booking a room.

Additional hotels

Prices are valid until 24 June 2019.

Scandic Simonkenttä

Address: Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki

Telephone: +358 9 68 380

139 € / standard single room / night (incl. breakfast)

159 € / standard double room / night (incl. breakfast)

Online reservations:


Crowne Plaza Helsinki-Hesperia

Address: Mannerheimintie 50, 00260 Helsinki

Telephone: +358 9 2521 0000

137 € / standard single room / night (incl. breakfast)

152 € / standard double room / night (incl. breakfast)

Online reservations (booking code SILVER):,%20Helsinki,%20FI&qCiMy=62019&qCiD=8&qCoMy=62019&qCoD=10&qAdlt=1&qChld=0&qRms=1&qRtP=6CBARC&qIta=99801505&qGrpCd=SO1&qSlH=HELMH&qAkamaiCC=RS&qSrt=sBR&


As a rule, shops and grocery stores are open from 9.00 to 21.00 on weekdays and from 9.00 to 18.00 on weekends.

Banks are usually open from 10.00 to 16.00 on weekdays and closed on weekends.

The closest post office (address Elielinaukio 2) to Finlandia Hall is located next to Helsinki Central Railway Station. It is open on weekdays from 8.00 to 20.00, on Saturdays from 10.00 to 16.00 and on Sundays from 12.00 to 16.00.

Mediacal Helpline and General Emergency Number

The Medical Helpline, provided by the City of Helsinki free of charge, is open 24/7 at the number 116 117.

The general emergency number in Finland is 112.

Taxis in Helsinki

You can book a taxi by phone or hail a taxi on the street or from a taxi rank.

There are taxi ranks at Helsinki Central Railway Station and the seaport terminals and in other locations such as Senate Square and Pohjoisesplanadi.

  • Taksi-Helsinki, tel. +358 100 0700
  • Airport Taxi Yellow Line, tel. +358 600 555 555
  • Kovanen, tel. +358 200 6060
  • Lähitaksi tel. +358 100 7300

From and to Helsinki Airport

There are two public transport options between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station (zones ABC). The train connection has two services, I-train  and P-train, and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Public transport busline 615 operates between the airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station and takes about 50 minutes. The ticket for zones ABC costs around EUR 5. Helsinki Airport:

Finnair City Bus is an expressline that operates between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki Central Railway Station. Tickets cost about EUR 6.50, and they are sold onboard and online. Finnair CityBus always chooses the quickest route according to traffic conditions. The journeytakes about 30 minutes. FinnairCityBus:

By taxi, it takes about 20 minutes from Helsinki Airport to the city centre. The taxifare is about EUR 40–45. The closest drop-off point at Finlandia Hall is Mannerheimintie 13e.


Helsinki has summer temperatures from May to mid-September. The daily mean temperature is around 15°C. The highest temperatures are usually in July. Temperatures cool down in September at the latest. Winter in Helsinki starts in November or December with temperatures generally ranging between +2°C and -2°C.

General information about Finland

  • Electricity: 230 V, 50 Hz
  • Local time: Eastern European Time, EET, which is two hours ahead of GMT.
  • Country code: Finland +358
  • Helsinki: (0)9
  • Currency: euro
  • Tap water: safe to drink everywhere.
  • Population: 5.5 million
  • Surface: 338 440 km2
  • Capital city: Helsinki
  • Official languages: Finnish and Swedish
  • Independence: 6 December 1917
  • EU membership: 1 January 1995