AutWave 2019 venues and local information


The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

Friday November 1st

THL gate and main entrance

THL, Mannerheimintie 166

Friday 1.11.

Arriving from the Railway Station 

You can take buses 40, 43, 421 or 436 from Elielinaukio, on the west side of the main Railway Station, or you can take the tram n:o 10 from Lasipalatsi, one block away.

Exit at Tilkka, and continue walking in the direction you were traveling. The THL building is on the left side of the road. Enter through the gate with the large THL sign (see image above).

From Pasila station you can get to THL by taking bus 23, from platform 23.  Exit at Ruskeasuo bus stop, cross Mannerheimintie, and walk south approximately 200 m. The THL building will be on your right side. If you’re walking from Myö hostel, you will be arriving from the same direction. Enter through the gate and main door shown in the images below.

Lunch at or near THL

There is a cafeteria at the THL building. Lunch tickets will be sold in front of the lecture hall in the morning. The menu:
Fish paella (milk and gluten free), lemon aioli (lactose and gluten free)
Chicken Kiev (low lactose), wheat and vegetables (vegan), melon and mint yoghurt sauce (lactose free and gluten free)
Pizza with artichoke, pineapple and mushrooms (lactose free)
Deli salad with goat cheese and nuts (gluten free)
Deli salad with seitan and teriyaki sauce (vegan)
Apple and gooseberry bake (lactose free), vanilla custard (lactose and gluten free)
There is also the Nepalese restaurant Gurans in the next block at Mannerheimintie 168, and a small Hesburger a few hundred meters away at Mannerheimintie 105 (see images below).


Central Library Oodi

Saturday November 2nd

Oodi viewed from southwest. Photo: Eliisa Kuusela

Oodi, Maijansali lecture hall, Kuutio exhibition room and Group Room 3

 Töölönlahdenkatu 4

Saturday 2.11.

Arriving from the Railway Station

Oodi is located within short walking distance from Helsinki Railway Station. You can get to Oodi by walking north along Töölönlahdenkatu from Elielinaukio, which is on the west side of the station.

Enter the building through the main door, on the Kansalaistori square side of the building. 

Oodi opened in December 2018. It is an award-winning building and novel service concept. For more information, see this website

 View of Oodi from Töölönlahdenkatu. Enter on the other side of the building. Photo: Maarit Hohteri
View of Oodi from Kansalaistori square
View of Oodi from southwest. The blue arrow marks the position of the main entrance.


Local services

To find your way round in public transportation, use the Helsinki journey planner in English

For restaurants, cafés and takeout near Oodi, consider the options below.

For information on Myö Hostel, where many of our speakers and volunteers will be staying, see their website (click image).
Fazer Café at Sanomatalo, next to Oodi (see below). Click image for website.
Sanomatalo (left) and Kiasma museum of contemporary art (right) viewed from Oodi front entrance
Kiasma Café. Click image for website.
Restaurant Jufu on Töölönlahdenkatu, behind Oodi. Click image for website.
World Kitchen at K-Market entrance, next to Elielinaukio / Railway Station (see below)
Entrance to K-Market and World Kitchen, on the west side of Elielinaukio
Kiasma museum, front entrance on the opposite side from Oodi. Click the image for information on exhibitions.
Australian gastropub Woolshed on Töölönlahdenkatu, behind Oodi. Click image for website.

contact information

If you need to reach the organizing team, send us email.

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