Excursion to Helsinki on October 7
Excursion to Helsinki is included in the full package registration fee.
Ferry to Helsinki will depart at 7.30 in the morning from Tallinn Harbour D terminal.
Meeting in the terminal is at 6.45 in the morning. Breakfast will be served in the ferry and ferry will reach Helsinki at 9.30.
In Helsinki you have two options to choose from:
JÄTKÄSAARI or LÄNSIMETRO
Information about these options can be found below.
Ferry will depart back to Tallinn at 13.30. Lunch will be served in the ferry and ferry will reach Tallinn at 15.30.
(Please note that you can also stay in Helsinki after the excursion if you do not wish to return to Tallinn).
Jätkäsaari, city life by the open sea
Overlooking the beautiful open sea, the modern precinct of Jätkäsaari is currently under construction on a southern peninsula recently vacated by a cargo port – only minutes away from the centre of Helsinki.
In Jätkäsaari, people will live and work in an urban environment in which they will enjoy easy access to a wide selection of services, as well as effective public transport and convenient bicycle routes. Whether walking along the shoreline and enjoying the panorama of the open sea, or strolling through the large parkland that winds through the area, residents will have ample space to relax and enjoy their surrounds.
Jätkäsaari in a nutshell:
- Land area: 100 ha
- Parks: 19,8 ha
- Travel time to Helsinki center: 5–10 minutes
- Total floor area:
- Residential buildings 600,000 m2
- Business and services 300,000 m2
- Residents: 17,000
- Jobs: 6,000
- Construction period: 2009–2025
LÄNSIMETRO - West Metro
From Ruoholahti to Kivenlahti
13 new stations, 21 kilometres
The metro in the Helsinki metropolitan area is set to continue from Ruoholahti via Lauttasaari to Espoo. In the first phase, a rail line of 14 kilometres from Ruoholahti to Matinkylä will be completed including eight new stations. Koivusaari and Lauttasaari stations will be located in Helsinki, and Keilaniemi, Aalto University, Tapiola, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu, and Matinkylä will be located in Espoo.
The Matinkylä–Kivenlahti stretch of the west metro will be the next construction phase consisting of seven kilometres. New stations will be Finnoo, Kaitaa, Soukka, Espoonlahti, and Kivenlahti.
The construction of the first phase of the west metro will be completed at the end of 2015, and operation will begin in the autumn of 2016. The entire line from Matinkylä to Kivenlahti will be completed in 2020 at the earliest.