Accommodation & Travel
ACCOMODATION IN HELSINKI
The venue for the Europeans is in Hernesaari, street address Hernesaarenranta. The area is close to downtown Helsinki and accomodation of different types is readily available.
Helsinki Sail Racing Management (HSRM) has obtained preferential rates from summer hotel Hostel Academica and from Forenom, which mainly offers apartments:
Hostel Academica is a student campus converted into summer hotel. Standard close to hotel, most rooms equipped with wc, shower, fridge, kitchenette, Internet. The hostel has been popular with sailors.
Distance from venue abt 2 km
Address: Hietaniemenkatu 14, 00100 Helsinki
phone +358 9 1311 4334
Reservations by phone or email only, code: EM kisat 2016
Prices: Single room 47€, Double room 60€, three bed room 83€, breakfast not included.
You may have difficulties getting your room before 2nd June. But when booking, leave a message confirming when you would like to arrive – some major reserved blocks will probably be reduced well before the event starts.
Forenom offers apartments. They have an apartment hotel (”Helsinki-City”) at Eerikinkatu 24 which is close to and well connected to Hernesaarenranta. Suites at Uudenmaankatu 13 in the same area are part of their offering as are indivudual apartments in various parts of the city.
From a convenience perspective the apartments in the ”Kamppi” part of the city are recommended.
Booking with Forenom:
You can book at either of the aparthotels Helsinki City and Herttoniemi
The reservation code is ”RSX2016” and gives a onetime bonus of 20€ for stays beginning after 15th June. To book, you have to register (takes abt 2 min). Immediate payment is required, VisaCard, MasterCard and PayPal are accepted.
HOW TO GET TO HELSINKI FOR THE RS/X EVENTS
Dear RS/X sailors, coaches and supporters,
The European summer and the Europeans event are approaching. Probably you are already planning your trips to the various events. Here is some advice on how to get to Helsinki:
1. By air
Helsinki/Vantaa International Airport is located abt 22 km N of the Hernesaari venue. It is well connected to most key destinations and especially flights to Asian cities are frequent.
From the airport you can reach Downtown Helsinki by Airport bus or train (abt 6-7 €), grouped taxi (abt 25€) or private taxi (50€)
Most major international car rental companies have offices at the airport.
2. By sea
If you want to bring your car to Helsinki, you will have to take a ferry for part of the trip – unless you drive over Haparanda and Tornio, which adds some 2.000 km to the trip.
Ferry connections are available from Germany (Travemünde), Sweden (Stockholm, Kapellskär) and from Tallinn.
If you want to minimize your ferry trip, then Tallinn is your choice. But that is obviously compensated by the longer distance ashore.
Finnlines offers special pricing between Travemünde and Helsinki on specified dates.
Attached is a price list including instructions for booking. Note that trips booked under those conditions cannot be cancelled and have to be paid immediately.
Note also that the RS/X Europeans event takes place during the main holiday season. This means that ferries tend to be full so it is important to book early.