Biennial Conference of the
Finnish Anthropological Society 2015

Landscapes, sociality and materiality
Helsinki, October 21–22, 2015

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Location and venue

The conference is held at Tieteiden talo (House of Sciences and Letters), located approximately 1km from Helsinki Railway Station and city center.
Google Map with conference venue (Tieteiden talo/House of Science and Letters)

Directions from Helsinki Airport to Helsinki city center

It takes 30-40 minutes by bus or train from the airport (located in the city of Vantaa) to downtown Helsinki.
Bus 615 departs every 15-30 minutes from the front of the arrivals terminal.
Train P from the Airport train station. An exit adjacent to the airport should be completed by late October; until then, shuttle buses run between the terminals and Tietotie exit. Train I (letter i), running opposite to P, goes also to the Central Station but takes a longer route.
• Helsinki Region Transport: Airport Connections

A taxi ride from the airport to downtown Helsinki costs approximately 40€.


We recommend the following hotels and hostels for accommodation during the conference. The selected places are located nearby the conference venue and special prices have been negotiated for the conference attendees. Please remember to mention “FAS conference 2015” when making the reservation in order to get the discount.

Hotel Arthur
Vuorikatu 19
00100 Helsinki
Prices per night (breakfast included): Standard Single 95 € / Standard Double 110 €

Hotel Cumulus Kaisaniemi
Kaisaniemenkatu 7
00100 Helsinki
Prices per night (breakfast included): Standard Single 119 € / Standard Double 134 €

Unihome Töölö Towers
Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 23 A
00260 Helsinki
Prices per night (breakfast included): Single 93 € / night
Reservations (due Sept 21): Send email to unihome(a), giving your name, dates of arrival and departure, and that you wish to make a reservation from the allotment ”FAS Conference 2015”.

Budget options:

Hostel Suomenlinna

Suomenlinna c 9
00190 Helsinki
Prices per night: Single 50 € / Double 61 € / Triple 84 € / Dormitory 24 €
NB: Hostel Suomenlinna is located in the beautiful island of Suomenlinna. The island is easily accessible with public transportation. The last ferry leaves around 2 am (timetables).


Linnankatu 9
00160 Helsinki
Prices per night: Single 45,70 € / Double 52,40 €
Reservations or eurohostel[a]
NB: For Eurohostel the above prices are valid only when booked before 21.9.

For further options our advice is to check Airbnb.


Anthropology sauna

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015, from 18.30 on at
Rooftop sauna Sivistys (address: Leppäsuonkatu 11; download a jpg map of the location)

Mana, the student organization of Social and Cultural Anthropology organizes an open after party for all participants of the Finnish Anthropology Conference. Bring your own towel. More information on the Facebook event page.

NB: A guided walk to the sauna will leave from the main railway station at 8 pm. Let’s meet in front of the main doors.