• Wintertime in Helsinki. Photo: Kimmo Brandt/Helsinki Tourism Material Bank

Helsinki fact sheet

Helsinki ranked 14th most popular congress city in the world in 2012. Helsinki as a congress destination offers you i.a. accessibility, capacity and rates as well as hospitality and a safe, secure and clean environment.


By air

  • Direct flights from over 130 destinations, 60 airlines
  • 180 international arrivals daily
  • Gateway to Asia, over 80 direct weekly flights
  • Helsinki Airport located 30 min (20 km) from the city centre

By train

  • Daily service from St. Petersburg, travel time 3.5 hours

By sea

  • Ferry services from Estonia, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Russia

Capacity and rates

  • Four major conference centers, meeting facilities for up to 10,000 delegate congress
  • Daily delegate rate 45-75€ (including also the meeting room AV)
  • Hotel capacity in the area 90 hotels; 13,000 rooms
  • Hotel rack rates (2016):

5 star 250–260€
4 star 150–260€
3 star 90–170€
2 star/hostel 35–80€

City hospitality

  • Convention Bureau Services
  • City reception by application
  • Free public transport by application for congresses over 1,000 delegates
  • Discounted travel tickets
  • Welcome desk at the airport by application
  • On-site tourist information for congresses over 1,000 delegates
  • Marketing materials for delegates and for delegate boosting

Strengths of Helsinki

  • Easy to reach and move around
  • Safe, secure and clean
  • Quality in infrastructure and service
  • High standards of education and technology
  • Unique and innovative
  • Nature and sea
  • Design and architecture

Updated 29/02/2016