Accommodation & Visitor Information


The organization of the 52st ICA Conference has made booking arrangements at discounted rates with Hotel Scandic Park, located in the center of Helsinki.

The discounted rate per single standard room, per night, including breakfast has been set at 125 EUR. Double rooms have a rate of 145 EUR.

The discounted rate per single superior room, per night, including breakfast has been set at 145 EUR. Double rooms have a rate of 165 EUR

The rates are applicable for stays between August 29th, 2018 and September 9th, 2018. The settlement of payment is upon arrival, while these prices are guaranteed strictly until July 28th, 2018 and upon availability.

The preferred rate special has expired. If you would like to stay at this hotel, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Visitor Information

  • Capital: Helsinki
  • Official Language: Finnish and Swedish
  • Total population: 5.523.158
  • Time zone: EET (UTC+2)

More travel information on Helsinki can be found here. If you would like to learn more about visiting other parts of Finland please visit this link.

Medical/Emergency Contacts

The international emergency calling number for any type of emergency is 112. This number is free of charge, no area code is required and it can be dialed from most GSM phones even if the phone is locked.

For a more personal assistance, you may ask the hotel reception for a list of medical professionals.

Passports and Customs

Visa requirements may vary on the Country of issue. For the latest information, be sure to check with the Embassy of Finland or Consulate-General of Finland in your country. Even if you do not need a visa to visit Finland, you will need a valid passport or other type of travel document accepted by Finland. Travel documents should be issued within the past ten years and must be valid for at least ninety days following your scheduled departure date from the Schengen.

Additional information can be found here.


Helsinki Vantaa Airport

By bus

Time required is approximately 30-40 minutes (may differ depending on traffic).

Airport - City | the Finnair City Bus services both terminals. At Terminal 2 you can catch the bus at platform 10. Outside Terminal 1 you can find the stop at platform 11. It is also possible to hop onboard from the stop on Ilmailutie.

City - Airport | the Finnair City Bus departs from platform number 30 at Eliel Square, which is located right next to the Central Railway Station and services both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Hesperia Park and Ilmailutie are also designated stops for this service.

By train

The train connection between Helsinki city centre and Helsinki Airport takes about 30 minutes. There are two services: train I and train P. Schedules, ticket prices and routes are available at the HSL website.

More information, buses and trains here

By taxi

Time required is approximately 30 – 40 minutes. (Note: Taxi regulation changes expected in July 2018)


*Fare and travel time vary depending on traffic.