16–18 October, Helsinki, Finland

About Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital city and most populated municipality of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it has a population of 642,000.
Helsinki was the World Design Capital for 2012, the venue for the 1952 Summer Olympics, and the host of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in 2007.

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Helsinki’s climate combines characteristics of both a maritime and a continental climate. The proximity of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic create cold weather, while the Gulf Stream brings in warmer air. A beautiful and brisk season, the average high temperature in October is 14°C, while the lows dip down to 6°C

Voltage: 220-240 Volts. Electrical sockets in Finland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: “Type C” Europlug and “Type E/F” Schuko.

Time zone
Helsinki is located in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET), 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2)

Tipping is not expected in Finland as a service charge is added in hotels and restaurants. Finnish people do tip (max. 10%) only if they wish to appreciate good service or delicious food. It is not obligatory to give a top to taxi drivers.

Banks and local currency
The Euro is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in Finland.
Banks are usually open on weekdays from 10:00-16:30.

Useful telephone numbers
Emergency: 112

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