The suitability of Helsinki as a venue for major events can be summarised by its compact size, proximity to nature and exotic Northern appeal. In Helsinki you can experience not only exceptional major events, but also the unique city itself.
Helsinki’s functional and affordable public transportation makes it fast and convenient for competitors and spectators to move about between sporting venues and hotels and into the heart of the city itself. Major event venues, such as Helsinki Ice Hall, Hartwall Arena and the Olympic Stadium, are situated close to the city centre, allowing visitors to make the most of related events, the city’s own cultural offerings and the best shopping opportunities. The wide range of events in our friendly city guarantees a good time for visitors also when they are not watching the sporting events.
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Event organizing eased by electronic registration
Events are an increasingly significant part of urban culture and citizen comfort in Helsinki. About 1,800 events are organized in the city each year, necessitating a great deal of work related to organizing. To ease this work, the City of Helsinki introduces electronic event registration as the first municipality in Finland.
An event organizer can now make nearly all required announcements and permit applications at the City eServices pages by fulfilling only one electronic registration form, which replaces up to ten separate conventional forms. The e-form is used to register and apply permits for public, sales and marketing events in the city of Helsinki.