Useful information

This page contains information that may be helpful in planning visit to Helsinki for the EMS 2017 conference. Topics include Lunch options, Transportation, Childcare, and Travel Support

Lunch options

There are many restaurants and cafes in the city center. However, here a list of suggested places nearby:


Pathfinder applications: Public transport route suggestions between two given locations at a given time of day can be obtained at Journey planner or at Google Maps.

To go from the Töölö Towers University guest house to the EMS-conference venue in 15 minutes, take tram number 2 from the Apollonkatu stop in the Olympiaterminaali direction and get off in Senaatintori after 7 stops.

Bus number 615 operates between the Airport and the City center.

Tickets: Can be bought on buses and trams from the driver. They are valid for all means of public transportation (bus, tram, metro and regional trains). It may be convenient to buy a day ticket at the HSL (Helsinki Regional Transport Authority) service office at the Central Railway Station metro station. More infos can be found at

Taxi: Can be ordered e.g. by calling Taksi Helsinki +358 100 0700 or Taksi Kovanen +358 200 6060.

In Helsinki there is also a system of yellow public city bicycles with 1400 bikes and 140 bike stations where the registered user can take and return a bike for a fee. There are yellow bike stations near Töölö Towers and near the conference venue.

Child care

We would like to encourage parents to take part to the conference.

Finland is a very children-friendly country. Every space is accessible with a pram and every restaurant provides high chairs for customers and often babyfood or kids menus.

Public transportation: Children between 0 and 6 years travel for free on buses, trams, metro and regional trains. Moreover, a parent carrying a baby on a pram/stroller travels for free. For more information, visit

Taxis and passenger cars: By law, when travelling by taxi you do not need a car seat for your baby. However, when booking a taxi in advance, you can request a car seat and there may be one available. Children accessories are rented by Lastenturva.

Babysitting services: MLL, Väestöliitto, Stella, Kodinavux

Medical assistance: Mehiläinen, Pikkujätti, Diacor

For emergencies, recall that the general emergency assistance number in Finland is 112. You can also contact the Emergency Clinic.

There are many activities for children all year long:

Amusement parks: Murulandia, Snadistadi, Helsingin Leikkiluola, Linnanmäki, Serena waterpark

Activities: Kids fitness, Visit Helsinki - events for children, Visit Helsinki - activities for the family, Annantalo Art Centre for children, Libraries Network, Megazone laser game

Museums/tours: National natural history museum, Seurasaari open air museum, Sampo puppet theatre, Korkeasaari Zoo, Tropicario, Fallkulla domestic animals farm, Gardenia - tropical garden, Haltia Nature Centre, Sea Life Acquarium,

If you need help or assistance, feel free to contact the organisers.