Venue, Travel and Accommodation



The conference will be held at the House of Science and Letters in Helsinki. The address is Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki. 

Starting sessions, end sessions, keynotes, the evening program on Tuesday and recitals will take place in the main hall 104. Sessions, excluding session 2C (at the Cathedral Chapel), will take place in rooms 309, 404 and 505. 

These have a PC computer, a data projector and small speakers attached to the computer. The computers are attached to the data projectors and they are equipped with MS Office software so the easiest way to go is to bring your presentation on a memory stick. However, if you’d like to use your own computer, make sure that you can attach it to a VGA cable. The main hall 104 has also a piano. In case you are presenting there, it will be opened for you prior to your recital.


When flying, you should fly to the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. From the airport to downtown Helsinki you basically have three options: 1) the light train takes you directly from the airport to the Central Railway Station in downtown Helsinki 2) There are several buses leaving right in front to the arrivals terminal that take you to central Helsinki 3) You can take a taxi. PLEASE NOTE that the Finnish taxi regulation legislation will change before the conference. Therefore, you should always check the prices before starting your taxi trip.


Downtown Helsinki is filled with different kinds of accommodation options ranging from expensive high-end hotels to cheaper, hostel-type options. Also, AirBnB is legal in Helsinki.

We have made deals with two hotels that are both close to the conference venue:

1) Hotel Arthur offers a 10€ discount of daily rates for the participants of our conference. To book with Hotel Arthur please use this link and book with the allotment code MUSICANDTHESACRED. This offer is valid until October 29, 2018.

2) Scandic Grand Marina offers a discounted price for the participants of our conference. A single room will cost 129€ per night and a double room 149€ per night. Bookings should be made by following this link. This offer is valid until October 30, 2018.