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Options for transportation to Helsinki and to the conference site in Otaniemi, Espoo:


  • Finnair Airport Bus runs every 20 minutes and the trip takes about 30-35 minutes. The bus stops near Hotel Crowne Plaza Helsinki, about 150 meters from the hotel.

  • Yellow Line Shuttle Taxi is available at the airport; may take also other passengers to other hotels. The trip takes about 30-45 minutes, comes directly to the hotel. Yellow Line's reception desk is at the airport (in the lounge of arrival flights). tel. +358(0)600-555-555.


  • Normal Taxi available at the airport. The trip takes about 25-30 minutes, comes directly to the hotel.


  • By Bus to Helsinki: Helsinki City Transport runs bus 615 between Helsinki Airport (lentoasema) and the central railway station (Rautatientori).


  • By Bus to Espoo: Public bus lines 102 and 103 between Helsinki Kamppi bus station and Otaniemi.


    For more information visit HSL.

  • By Train: There is a direct train connection between Helsinki Airport and Helsinki City Centre

  • By Car to Helsinki: Follow the instructions.

  • By Car to Otaniemi: Follow the instructions.



Hotels recommended for conference attendees.


Welcome to Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of the Republic of Finland, is a modern and vibrant city with over half a million residents. The city is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea, surrounded by a picturesque archipelago composed of hundreds of tiny islands. In 2000, Helsinki was an official European City of Culture while celebrating its 450th anniversary. In 2012, Helsinki was designated as the World Design Capital. Getting around Helsinki is easy, according to the European Commission’s 75 city study; it is home to Europe’s most satisfied public transport passengers.


See more about Helsinki.




Visa and Travel

Important Visa Information

  • Do I need a visa to enter Finland? Citizens of some countries are required to apply for a visa to enter Finland. Please visit the Finnish Immigration Service for detailed visa information.
  • Can I get an official invitation letter? Yes, we will mail or fax an official invitation letter to registered authors upon an email to gsmm2016@list.aalto.fi.



More about Helsinki

Helsinki’s proximity to the sea offers an endless number of opportunities in the summer. Helsinki’s shoreline is adorned by around 100 kilometres of coast and over 300 islands of which many are accessible for recreational use. A popular attraction to visit in Helsinki is Suomenlinna, one of the world’s largest maritime fortresses and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important tourist attractions are the rock church Temppelinaukio, Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, the Sibelius monument, the museum of contemporary art Kiasma, and the Finnish National Opera.


Helsinki’s identity has been formed by cultural influences from both the East and West. Over 450 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods can be discovered in Helsinki. Finnish design has also made the country’s capital world famous. The beauty of the surrounding nature blends seamlessly together with hight-tech achievements, while old traditions mix with the lates contemporary trends. The city centre has many beautiful parks, and the nearby forests offer an ideal setting for peaceful and quiet walks.


Sources: Visit Helsinki, and Aalto’s guide to Finland