The closest airport to the marathon venue is Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Both Pre- and After-party will be organized at the El Atico dance studio in Helsinki.
Bus, which will take participants to the venue from El Atico, will also pick up people from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport on Friday morning. It can also bring those, who do not attend the Afterparty, back to the Helsinki airport on Sunday evening on the way back to El Atico.
You can often find inexpensive flights with low-cost airlines to the Tampere or Turku airports, but you would then need to take a train or a bus to Helsinki or Lahti. There is a weekday bus that goes from the Lahti Bus Station to the 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 to the venue from Helsinki on Friday, returning to Helsinki on Sunday. The bus will leave from El Atico at 11:00 on Friday morning, will drive via the airport to pick up anyone that had arrived there on a morning flight/train, and continue non-stop to Vierumäki. Arrival at Vierumäki will be around 13:00.
If we have too many people for one bus, a second bus will depart Helsinki at 12:30 and will arrive in Vierumäki about 14:30, just in time for the end of the Brunch.
On Sunday evening, the first bus heading back to Helsinki for the Afterparty, will make a stop at the Helsinki Airport at approximately 20:45-21:00, if necessary. The second bus, if there are enough passengers to warrant it, will drive directly to the studio.
Cost of a round trip ticket is 25€ and a 1-way ticket is 15€.
To reserve a seat on the bus, please fill out the short form here.
Where to stay in Helsinki near El Atico (Pre- and After-Party venue):
The Folks Hotel Konepaja
Aleksis Kiven katu 23, 00510 Helsinki
9 minute walk to El Atico
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
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
Larisa Geravker and Jani Keinänen in co-operation with Amigos del Tango
Designer Larisa Geravker