General Information

Biomedicum – the meeting venue
Biomedicum Helsinki, the center for medical research and training, offers modern facilities for meetings and congresses. Biomedicum is located at the Meilahti campus area, address:Haartmaninkatu 8.
For directions, please visit Biomedicum's website

Helsinki – the meeting city
The city of Helsinki, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, was founded in 1550 by King Gustav Vasa of Sweden and has been the capital of Finland since 1812. Helsinki has colourful history, distinctive architecture influenced by both the east and the west, and flourishing cultural life. More than one-fifth of the country’s population lives in the Helsinki area.

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Helsinki is easy to reach:
By plane
Helsinki Airport consistently ranks among the best airports in the world and serves around two hundred international flights each day.

Getting between the airport and the city centre (journey takes about 30 min.):

By train: Local trains I and P operate between Helsinki Airport and the city centre on the Ring Rail Line, which opened in July 2015. Tickets can be purchased from Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) ticket machines and onboard trains from a ticket sales carriage. 
By bus: The Finnair City Bus operates between the airport and city centre (Elielinaukio, by the main railwaystation) every 20 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

By taxi: Dial +358 100 0700 to call a taxi in Helsinki. The journey between the airport and the city centre by taxi costs around 45 euros.

By train
There are good train connections from Helsinki to all major cities in Finland as well as to Lapland. There is also a daily train service to St. Petersburg and Moscow.

By bus
Buses from all around Finland arrive to the central bus station, from the largest cites approximately every hour.

By ferry
There are daily ferry services to Helsinki from Estonia and Sweden, see e.g. Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line or Eckerö Line, as well as from Germany by Finnlines.

Further information:

Weather in Helsinki
Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland. You can also get a 5-day forecast of the local weather in Helsinki.