Useful info

Transportation

The closest airport to the marathon venue is the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Both Pre- and After-party will be organized at the El Atico dance studio in Helsinki.

While Tampere or Turku Airports often offer inexpensive flights with low-cost airlines, please note that you would then need to take a train or bus to Helsinki or Lahti. There is a weekday bus that departs from Lahti Bus Station to Vierumäki centrum, a 20-minute walk away from the Country Club.

Train tickets: vr.fi.

Bus tickets: onnibus.com, pikavuorot.fi, lsl.fi.

Driving your car (or rental, or carpooling) to the venue is also an option – the venue has plenty of free parking!

Taxis in Helsinki are not cheap, but here are a few apps, in case you need to use them: taksihelsinki.fi, kovanen.com, lahitaksi.fi. Yango is also available in Finland and is cheaper than regular taxis.

Bus transfer to the venue

We will organize a group bus transfer from Helsinki to the venue and back. If there are too many people for one bus, there will be another one departing a little later. Here’s the approximate bus schedule:

Friday, June 7, Helsinki-Vierumäki:

➠ Departure from El Atico (Kumpulantie 1 A 27, 00520 Helsinki):

– 12:00

➠ Departure from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport:

– 12:45

➠ Approximate time of arrival in Vierumäki:

– 14:00

Sunday, June 9, Vierumäki-Helsinki:

➠ Departure from Vierumäki:

– 19:30

➠ Approximate time of arrival at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport:

– 20:45

➠ Approximate time of arrival in Helsinki (El Atico):

– 21:15

To reserve a seat on the bus, we will ask you to fill out a short form and pay the transfer cost a little in advance of the marathon.

The approximate cost of a round-trip ticket is 25 €, and a one-way ticket is 15 €.

Where to stay in Helsinki

The closest hotels to El Atico (Pre- and After-Party venue) are :

The Folks Hotel Konepaja
Aleksis Kiven katu 23, 00510 Helsinki
9 minute walk to El Atico

Scandic Pasila
Maistraatinportti 3, Pasila, 00240 Helsinki
15 minute walk to El Atico

Holiday Inn Helsinki – Expo, an IHG Hotel
Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
8 minute walk to El Atico

Sokos Hotel Pasilan Tripla
Fredikanterassi 1 B, 00520 Helsinki
10 minute walk to El Atico

CheapSleep Hostel
Sturenkatu 27 B, 00510 Helsinki
15 minute walk to El Atico

Original Sokos Hotel Pasila
Maistraatinportti 3, 00240 Helsinki
17 minute walk to El Atico

You can also always try to make new friends and surf someone’s couch:
Helsinki Tango Accommodation / couch / floor surfing

Addresses and contacts

Vierumäki Country Club (Marathon venue):
Koulutuskeskuksentie 1, 19120 Heinola
GPS 61.116140052663035, 26.012640380882136

El Ático (Pre- and After-party):
Kumpulantie 1 A 27, 00520 Helsinki, 8th floor

Organizers

Larisa Geravker in co-operation with Jani Keinänen and Amigos del Tango
[email protected]

Designer Larisa Geravker

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