MARSS2019-Helsinki-Location & Travel

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. You may also download mobile app Tripsteri that provides an overview of important places to visit, introducing themed tours and allowing the user to customize tours to suit their individual needs.

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.