Local info

Helsinki, the capital of Finland

About Helsinki

Helsinki and its airport is directly connected to around 80 European destinations, and 21 direct long-haul routes to Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Finland and Helsinki have also been one of the better countries in the world to fight the Covid-19 pandemics. Helsinki is also the hub for Financial institutions in Finland and also for research within the area.

Helsinki delights travelers with its sea-facing landscape, diverse architecture, world-famous design, and Nordic cuisine. Finland’s capital is compact enough to explore on foot, and many reputable hotels are in the center of the action. It is also notable that Helsinki is one of the safest cities, also by night. There are also several attractions like museums, outdoor pools and short boat trips to the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki.

About the conference venue

CIFEr 2022 will take place at Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. Arcada is a multidisciplinary university applied sciences, being the home to around 2,700 students. It is well suited to host CIFEr, as it contains both a small auditorium (approximately 100 places) and one large auditorium (approximately 270 places), as well as several other spaces for parallel sessions, and a restaurant for lunches and refreshments.

Traveling in Helsinki

To get around in Helsinki we recommend you to download the HSL app where you can buy the AB ticket to get around Helsinki with a buss, tram, train or metro. We recommend to buy the day ticket.

With the ABC ticket you are able to come from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Helsinki by train.

Download the HSL app here.

Instructions to get from and to Helsinki city airport can be found here.

To get to the conference venue at Arcada from the city center:

  • Use tram 6 or tram 8 to Arabia
  • Use buses 55, 71, 75, 77 or 78

The bus and tram stop is called Kumpulan kampus. You can find detailed schedules here.

There are also multiple taxi service apps you can use, e.g.:

If you want to get around with the electric scooters there are two providers, Voi Scooters and TIER:

Please keep in mind that the scooter area range doesn’t quite reach the conference venue Arcada in Arabia.


Helsinki has a wide variety of hotels and there are many accommodation possibilities in every price range. Typically, good hotels cost around 100-150 euros per night.

We will organize special rates for a nearby hotel later, details for this will be published at a later stage.