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Welcome to Helsinki!  
SLF Congress, Helsinki, Finland, September 23 - 25, 2025.

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, founded 1550, is located in Southern Finland on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The city has approx. 674 000 inhabitants. About 1,2 million people live in the Greater Helsinki area.

Most of the top sights in Helsinki such as museums, Helsinki Cathedral, Central Library, Government Palace, department stores, market square and the nearby Old Market Hall are all accessible by foot or by tram. The city centre has also many shopping facilities, restaurants, cafés and bars.

Helsinki was founded with the view to establishing trade on the Baltic Sea. The city centre was moved to its current location in the 17th century. Towards the end of the 19th century the city industrialised and the public transport systems and roads were built. Also paint industry started to develop and paint factories were established.

The SLF Congress  will take place in the Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside in Helsinki a few kilometres from the Central Railway station of Helsinki. The Central Railway station is about 40 minutes by a local train from the Helsinki-Vantaa International airport. The quickest way from the airport is to take a train (both I- and P-trains) to the Central Railway Station of Helsinki (end station). Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside is about 2 kilometres from the Central Railway Station an can be reached by tram.

Please, contact us if you have any questions. 


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