Location & Travel
Helsinki, one of the world northernmost capitals, is where east meets west, with Art Nouveau architecture, Scandinavian design, and Russian-built neoclassical churches. Helsinki boasts unforgettable visitor-friendly small-town vibe. Visitors flock to Helsinki for the beautiful harbor-side location and the eclectic mix of cute cafés, modern museums and pleasant parks, not to mention famous Finnish saunas and the magical white nights in midsummer!!
Here you may find useful information about Helsinki and its neighbourhoods, including air travel, getting around, sightseeing, accommodation, eating, shopping, etc.
If you have 2-3 days extra time, you may even visit the official home of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. Santa Claus Village is a popular place to cross the Arctic Circle and get a certificate confirming the feat! If you visit before the conference, at the end of June, then, with some luck, you will be able to see the Midnight Sun, an unforgetable experience.