Travel information

Superconducting Qubits and Algorithms Conference

Travel Arrangements

In addition to the registration, we recommend booking your flight and hotel for SQA Conference and prepare for traveling to Helsinki. You may find more information on visa requirements to visit Finland here. Kindly inform us if you need an official invitation letter by selecting this option in the registration form. The latest instructions on traveling to Finland during the COVID-19 pandemic may be found here.

Hotel booking

We have a reserved contingent of hotel rooms for you at three different hotels, all of which are very close to the venue. Reservations can be made until August 11 or subject to hotel availability.

  • Scandic Paasi/Scandic Hakaniemi: Bookings can be made with booking code BIQM250822 on the website or by contacting the hotel directly via telephone/mail (Scandic Paasi: Tel.: +358 9 231 1700, mail:; Scandic Hakaniemi: Tel. +358 9 68999034, mail) .
    Scandic Paasi: single room/night (125€), twin room/night (145€), Scandic Hakaniemi: single room/night (110€), twin room/night (130€)
  • Hilton Helsinki Strand: Bookings can be made with booking code G1IQMA on the website or by by contacting the hotel directly via telephone/mail (Tel. +358 9 393 51, mail.
    Hilton Helsinki Strand: single room/night (155€), twin room/night (175€)

Travel tips

The below list is compiled by our wonderful colleague Manuela.


  • Helsingin Tuomiokirkko, Helsinki Cathedral is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland at the Senate Square. The church was originally built from 1830–1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St Nicholas's Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. It is a major landmark of the city, and possibly the most famous structure in Finland viewed globally. (more details)
  • Uspenskin katedraali, Uspenski Cathedral is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, and main cathedral of the Orthodox Church of Finland. (more details)
  • Sibeliusmonumentti The Sibelius Monument by Eila Hiltunen is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). The monument is located at the Sibelius Park in the district of Töölö in Helsinki. (more details)
  • Oodi, Helsinki Central Library Oodi is a living meeting place at Kansalaistori square, right at the heart of Helsinki. It is one of 37 branches of Helsinki City Library and part of the Helmet library network. Oodi complements the cultural and media hub formed by Helsinki Music Centre, Finlandia Hall, Sanoma House and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Oodi is a non-commercial, urban public space that is open to all, right opposite the Parliament Building. (more details)
  • Kaivopuisto, is one of the oldest and best known parks in central Helsinki, Finland. (more details)
  • Suomen kansallismuseo, The National Museum of Finland presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The Finnish National Romantic style building is located in central Helsinki (more details)
  • Suomenlinna is an 18th-century sea fortress and nature area with centuries-old artillery and defensive walls, spread across 6 linked islands. Walking trails cross parkland between popular sights like the King’s Gate drawbridge and Suomenlinna Museum, which recounts military and maritime history. (more details)
  • Presidentin linna, The Presidential Palace is one of the three official residences of the President of the Republic of Finland. It is situated in Helsinki, on the north side of Esplanadi, overlooking Market Square. (more details)
  • Allas Sea Pool, open year-round, this urban spa includes saunas, fresh/seawater pools, wellness facilities & events. A 4-min walk from the Market Square, Helsinki. (more details)



  • Stockmann Founded in 1862, you will find everything you need at Stockmann – the latest fashion, trendy cosmetics, world-famous Finnish design, souvenirs and much more. (more details)
  • Kämp galleria (more details)
  • Kamppi Shopping Centre, in the Helsinki city center offers more than 150 shops, cafés and restaurants (more details)
  • Akateeminen, The Academic Bookstore’s ambition is to be a quality bookstore in modern time (more details)

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