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28th Annual Conference – Travel Information


Helsinki, Finland

Thursday–Sunday, October 25–28, 2018

Travel Information


Getting Here

By Plane
Helsinki (Vantaa) Airport (HEL) is the main international airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region. It is approximately a 30 mins drive to the conference venue, just north of the city.

Airport Shuttle
The Finnair City Bus takes travelers from the Helsinki Airport to the city center, departing about every 20 mins. For prices and schedule visit Finnair webpage.

By Train
If traveling within Europe you can take a train into Helsinki. The Rail Europe website has ticketing information. Additionally, Eurail can also transport visitors to Helsinki. Please visit each website to see departure times and ticket prices as these may vary depending on country of departure.

Around Town

Helsinki has various methods for people to get around town and see all the wonderful sights the city has to offer.

Helsinki is a compact European city making it easy to see all of the sights that are within the city center. You can find a walking map at a tourist information center to see some of the best routes.

You can rent a bike and ride on the popular “Baana: route in the center of the city.” This route was built for pedestrians and cyclists to travel around the city more conveniently. There are 1200 kilometers of bike paths that make this a highly accessible and affordable way to get around the city. Rental prices have been quoted at €5 for 24 hours, or €10 for a week. Visit for more information.  

The Suomenlinna Ferry travels between the Market Square and the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress all year round. Tickets are valid for 24 hours, cost €5, and can be purchased at a ticket machine in the Market Square.

Helsinki Region Transport operates buses throughout the region. For bus stations, timetables, and ticket prices visit the Helsinki Regional Transport website.

Trams are the best and main mode of public transport within the city. The Tram ⅔ is the sightseeing tram in Helsinki. For an architectural route, hop on bus number 4. There are route maps available to see which route best fits your sightseeing needs. Single tickets are €2.50 at a machine and €3.20 from the driver. Day tickets starts at €9/day. Visit a tourist center for more information on where to buy tickets and to get a map.

This is the best way to get out of the city to visit Finland’s nature sights. You can take the metro to the world’s most northern station from Matinkylä to Mellunmäki. Tickets can be purchased at a metro station.

Like most major cities, taxis can be ordered by phone, from taxi stands throughout the city, or hailed in the street. They accept cash and credit card. A taxi between the airport and city center takes about 20 minutes and costs €40-45.

Entry Visas

A citizen of the European Union or European Economic Area does not need a visa to enter Finland, with the exception of citizens of the United Kingdom who must have a valid passport.

Citizens of the U.S. and Canada may enter Finland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport must be valid for at least three months prior to the visit.

If you are a citizen or hold a passport from another country, please visit Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland for more information regarding visas.


It is strongly recommended that delegates take out comprehensive medical, travel, and personal insurance prior to the commencement of travel in the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances affect the meeting or your travel plans.


Any and all parts of the 28th IADMS Annual Conference, A Day for Teachers, A Day for Medics, and related events as described herein are subject to change. The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is not liable for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to, their personal property as a result of the conference or related events.

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