Excursions and Events

ESERA 2015 Helsinki conference offers participants a variety of excursions and activities.


More info about the different sites and attractions:

Visit Helsinki

The Helsinki This Week


Experience Helsinki the easy way: buy Helsinki Card
(Please note that the conference registration includes a 5-day regional travel card.


NOTE: Please mention the booking reference when making bookings through the email addresses given below. Please note that the bookings for organized visits are binding.

Outdoor activities

NOTE: Bookings before 26/8

DescriptionDatePriceBookingBooking referenceEnrolled/ seats left
Nuuksio National Park 
Experience breath-taking moments in Finnish nature, enjoy the silence after long days in ESERA conference. Guided tour. Program: 1 h hike, Haltia presentation,LYKE 
presentation, coffee and bun service. Equipments: outdoor outfit. Departure from the conference venue.
Wednesday 14:00-19:0058esales@stromma.fiESERAFully booked

 School Visits

NOTE: Bookings before 19/8

DescriptionDatePriceBookingBooking reference

Enrolled/ seats left

Kielten opiskelua Mäkelänrinteen lukiossa Helsingissä 15. syyskuuta 2009. Wednesday Participants visit regular Finnish schools. Visit includes orbserving real teaching sessions. Schools selected: Ymmersta (primary), Viherkallio (primary), and Viherlaakso (upper sec.). Departure from the Esplanade Park, Fabianinkatu.Wednesday 8:15-11:3030 esales@stromma.fiSchool visit wednesdayFully booked
Kielten opiskelua Mäkelänrinteen lukiossa Helsingissä 15. syyskuuta 2009. Thursday am. Participants visit regular Finnish schools. Visit includes orbserving real teaching sessions. Schools selected: Koulumestari (primary), Kirkkojärvi (primary & secondary), Tapiolan lukio (upper sec.). Departure from the Esplanade Park, Fabianinkatu.Thursday 8:15-11:3030 esales@stromma.fiSchool visit Thursday amFully booked
 Kielten opiskelua Mäkelänrinteen lukiossa Helsingissä 15. syyskuuta 2009. Thursday pm. Participants visit the University's teacher training school. Special emphasis is on ICT use in chemistry lessons. Visit includes classroom observations. Departure from the conference venue.Thursday 14:15-17:3030 esales@stromma.fiSchool visit Thursday pmFully booked

Industrial site visit (New!)


DescriptionDatePriceBookingBooking referenceEnrolled/ seats left
The second Design Factory BootcampIndustrial site visit to Design Factory of Aalto University. It is a coshared and creative meeting place for joint projects of industry, higher education institutions and schools. Departure from the conference venue.Tuesday 16:15-18:30For freeanttoni.kervinen
Industrial site visit



Sporty activities

DescriptionDatePriceBookingBooking referenceSeats left
ESERA Football game Easy-going game for those who want to move their legs and stretch their body after long days in ESERA conference. Playtime 90 minutes. Equipment: suitable shoes and jogging outfit.Wednesday 19-21For freeKassu@iki.fiESERA footballNo limit
Finnish sauna Casual event for those who are interested in the Finnish Sauna culture. Option for bathing in a Finnish sauna. Equipment: swimming suit and towel.Wednesday 19-21:3015 eKassu@iki.fiESERA saunaNo limit

Science Centres and science museums

 Description OpenPrice Booking Booking code Seats left 
 Art Gallery Museum Heureka, The Finnish Science CentreHeureka Science Centre: One of the oldest Science centres in Europe, definitely worth visiting. 15 minutes by train, plus 10-minute walk. Mon-Sun 19 eOn your own -No limit
 Natural History MuseumMuseum of Natural History: Interesting and manifold exhibitions yet a  compact size museum in the heart of Helsinki City Centre. Tue-Sun 10 eOn your own -No limit


DescriptionDatePriceBookingBooking referenceSeats left 
 City Bus Tour: Guided sightseeing around Helsinki.  You may select Panorama Sightseeing (commentary in 12 languages) or Hop on - Hop Off as much you like.Mon-Sun20e-30 ESERANo limit
 Beautiful Canal Route Archipelago Cruise: Opportunity to see the most beautiful shorelines of Helsinki and enjoy the unique archipelago. Guided tour.Mon-Sun20 ESERANo limit

Experience the historical Suomenlinna Sea Fortress: Short trip by boat to the historical Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, UNESCO World Heritage siteMon-SunTBAOn your own -No limit

 Museums and theatres

DescriptionOpen PriceBooking Booking reference Seats left 


Ateneum Finnish National GalleryTue-Sun 13 eOn your own -No limit
 EMMAEMMA Museum of Modern ArtTue-Sun 12 eOn your own -No limit
 Kiasma Museum of Contemporary ArtTue-Sun 12 eOn your own -No limit
 National Museum of Finland Tue-Sun 9 eOn your own -No limit

 Unique experiences

DescriptionOpen Price Booking Booking reference Seats left 
 Cruise to St. Petersburg VISA-FREE visits to St. Petersburg. Two nights on board, one day in St. Petersburg. Option for stay overnight in St. PetersburgSeveral times a weekfrom 200 ESERANo limit
 Cruise to Tallinn You may select one night on board, a day in Tallinn, or a day trip to Tallinn.Dailyfrom 40 ESERANo limit
 Cruise to Stockholm Two nights on board, one day in Stockholm.Dailyfrom 100 ESERANo limit

 Fun and entertainment

DescriptionOpen Price Booking Booking reference Seats left 
 Linnanmäki Amusement park Live and enjoy rides, restaurants, events and many other attractions in Linnanmäki amusement park. Mon-Sun

Free entrance, 8 e/ride,

or wristband 38 e

On your own -No limit
140312_amurintiikeri_esittelyssä_1280x500pxKorkeasaari Zoo Explore Cat Valley, meet the barbary macagues, say hi to the brown bear. Spend a fun day in Helsinki Zoo Mon-Sun 12 eOn your ownNo limit

Restaurants and clubbing

 Aino Traditional Finnish Cusine for those who enjoy fine dining.     
 Salutorget Elegant dining room, a first class bar and a relaxed summer terrace.     
 Manala Famous restaurant whose simplified yet mouthwatering food suits everybody's wallet.     
 Bryggeri Casual and relaxed brewery restaurant only one block away from Helsinki University's main building and Helsinki City Hall.     
 Steampunk Cabaret, gin and wonder machines. Marvelous 19th centyry stylish pub/restaurant in the Helsinki City Centre, definitely worth visting. Theme costumes are welcome!     
 Helsingin legendaarinen rock-klubi Tavastia on yksi hiljenevistä baareista.Tavastia One of the Europe's oldest rock clubs that remain in continuous use. The most important music venue in Finnish popular and rock music.     
 2ae9620a0892ad8f3f520b0c777981d408c5d2dfKaarle XII and Tiger Popular nightlife places in the heart of the Helsinki City Centre.     


More info:

Visit Helsinki

The Helsinki This Week


Photo credits

Ateneum: Stefan Rosenlew

Kiasma: Pirje Mykkänen

Linnanmäki: Matias Laine

National Museum of Finland: Seikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva

Nuuksio Natural Park: Mauri Leivo

Sauna: Anna Sirén/Yle

School visits: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva

Steampunk: Harri Masko

Tavastia: Miikka Pirinen