Free afternoon optional excurisons

– starting right after the scientific program ends

More details to be published later on. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme if necessary. Please note that it might not be possible to register in the excursions on-site.

Please book your tour by 4th of April 2019.

Sauna Experience

An exceptional opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon with colleagues in the Finnish sauna. Access for a dip in the chilly Baltic sea. Bring your swimming suit to wear on in the sauna. This unique building, Löyly, is located by the sea 2 km from the centre of Helsinki. Buses and trams, taxi or bicycle will take you there.

Duration: 2-3 hours
Participants: 25-50 persons
Price: EUR 20/person

Architecture & Design in Helsinki

On this tour we willse some of the highlights of Finnish architecture,both new and old. Helsinki has many beautiful art nouveau style buildings, as well as several examples of modern wood architecture.

Alvar Aalto and Eliel Saarinen are among the great Finnish architects whose designs we will admire. There are also more modern designs, such as Helsinki’s new city center library Oodi (opened in December 2018). We will visit the Chapel of Silence, a modern, wooden sanctuary for busy city dwellers. After several other buildings and a short visit at the Artek store, the tour ends at Senate Square, where we can admire the empire style of Engel, a German born architect sent to Helsinki by Alexander I with the order to ”build me a beautiful city”.

Duration: 2 hours
Participants: 10–25 persons
Price: EUR 20/person

Helsinki Highlights


On the tour you’ll see the old and new sights and hear the stories behind them. Look around Helsinki with a local guide who loves to share his/her feelings about living in the capital of Finland.

You’ll hear about the city’s past times and how the very tiny town was transformed to our capital city. On the other hand, the tour will include a lot of contemporary details about the life and atmosphere in Helsinki.

Tasting of local ingredients at the Old Market Hall for an additional price.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Participants: 10–30 persons
Price: EUR 20/person

Nature walk in Central Helsinki

Our guide will take you on a walk around the Töölö Bay along which also Finlandia Hall is situated. You will see lots of sights and hear stories of Helsinki. There are interesting public and private buildings around the bay, along with lots of walkways in the parks. Relaxing walk in the nature but in the middle of the central Helsinki.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Participants: 10–30 persons
Price: EUR 20/person