General Info


vataThe venue is The Light House, a multipurpose centre owned by the Finnish Association of the Deaf, Finnish Federation of the Hard of Hearing and Service Foundation for the Deaf.

It is located between Helsinki City Center (8 km) and International Airport (16 km).

Ilkantie 4, 00400 Helsinki.
(See Google map.)

Accommodation Close to the Venue

hotelli haaga  Best Western Plus Hotel Haaga ****+

500 meters walk from The Light House.

Surrounded by greenery, 15 minutes’ drive from both Helsinki city centre and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, this quiet hotel offers a large pool, a sauna and a popular breakfast buffet. WiFi is free.

Single room: 116 e/night, Double room: 137 e/night.
Please use reservation code: “Kuurojen kansanopisto”.
Reserve by email before 19th February 2017:


hostel-aurisHostel Auris

50 meters walk from The Light House, actually in the same building, at the back side.

Hostel Auris is a cosy and affordable housing option targeted for groups and families. Being part of the Hard-of-Hearing Federation, Hostel Auris is largely accessible with wheelchair and those having special needs for eyesight and hearing. All rooms include toilet & shower. Kitchen and livingroom are in common use. Gym available. Free parking.

Single room: 52 e / night, Double room: 74 e / night, Triple room: 86 e / night, Four persons room: 105 e / night, Five persons room: 125 e / night.
Prices do not include breakfast. Breakfast can be ordered separately: 7 e / person / day.
Please use reservation code: “EURO-CIU”.
Reserve by email before 12th April 2017: or call/sms: +358 40 590 9864.


presidenttiOriginal Sokos Hotel Presidentti ****

20-min drive from The Light House.

4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Helsinki city center. 23-min drive from International Airport. 8-min walk (0.6 km) to Helsinki Central Railway Station.

Single room: 115 e/night, Double room: 130 e/night. Includes buffet breakfast.
Please use reservation code: “BLapCi”.
Reserve by email before 23rd March 2017 or at latest before 6th April: or call: +358 20 1234 600.


Arrival Info

How to get to the venue?

The Light House is about 16 km from Helsinki International Airport.

  • Taxi from Helsinki Airport costs about 31-42 euros (depends on how many you are in one car and if it is weekday or Saturday/Sunday) and takes about 17 minutes.
  • Train I from Helsinki Airport. Drop off at Huopalahti/Hoplax. It takes 23 minutes (plus walking from the train stop to The Light House, which is about 850 meters, see map below). Train ticket costs 5,50 euros in the daytime or 7 eur in the night between 2 am and 5 am.

By Car

Ilkantie 4, 00400 HELSINKI. The Light House is just next to the highway nr. 3. Parking by The Light House is free, however parking places are limited.

By Public Transport

Bus: Bus numbers 40 & 43 from Helsinki City Center, next to the Main Railway Station, from a square called Eliel square (Elielinaukio). There is a bus stop right in front of The Light House, called “Haagan ammattikoulu”, where you should drop off. The bus ride takes 20-24 minutes.
If you go from The Light House to the center, simply take the same number buses back and leave at the last stop in the city center.

Train: From Helsinki Main Railway Station pick trains Y, X, U, L, E, A or P and drop at Huopalahti/Hoplax train station. It takes 7-10 minutes. Plus walking from the train stop to The Light House, which is about 850 meters. See the map below.

Train from Helsinki International Airport, see above.

  • Bus/train from Helsinki Main Railway Station costs 2,70 euros (if you buy from a machine in advance at the bus/train stop) or 3,20 euros (if you buy from the driver/conductor). Please reserve small cash for the ticket!

Walking from the train stop to The Light House (Address: Ilkantie 4, 00400 HELSINKI) and to the Best Western Plus Hotel Haaga, see map below:

Walking from the train stop to The Light House and Best Western Plus Hotel Haaga.