Sunday, September 18: ISERN Get-together
Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Sky Room
Welcome to meet up with old and new colleagues and register for the ISERN 2022!
Make the most of your visit and join this pre-conference get-together at the Sky Room on the top of the Clarion Hotel 16 th floor. Together you can enjoy spectacular views of Helsinki over a light salad buffet, snacks, and refreshments.
The classy space features artwork by young Finnish and international artists, and the view over the Helsinki skyline is spectacular.
Monday, September 19: ISERN Dinner on the Rocks
Restaurant Lonna, Lonna Island, Helsinki
Cruise & Dinner @Lonna Island After the working day we will take you out for a tour at sea! We will cruise along the shore and offer the best views of seaside Helsinki and its beautiful archipelago. Unplugged from the buzz of the city, the charming island Lonna outside Helsinki is waiting for us and will be our venue. This cozy restaurant is known for its tasty kitchen and will serve us locally sourced, organic Scandinavian delicacies with handpicked wines! Hyvää ruokahalua!
We will walk together to the departure point at 18:15, the private boat departs at 18:30 from the Sillilaituri Hietalahti harbour opposite the Clarion Hotel.
Wednesday September 21: Helsinki City Hall Welcome Reception
Helsinki City Welcome Reception at 18:00-19:00
Old Court House, Aleksanterinkatu 20, Empire Room
For those who want to see the city by foot. we will walk together with our staff from Clarion Hotel at 17:15. Alternatively you can get on the private bus departing from Clarion Hotel at 17:30. Dress code: smart casual
The City of Helsinki is honoured to host the welcome reception for the conference delegates. The reception including refreshments will take place at the prestigious Old Court House (also known as Bock House) in the heart of the city. After the event you you have a great opportunity to stroll around the nearby sights, shops and bars of Helsinki.
Thursday, September 22 at 18:30: Dinner & Finnish sauna at Löyly
Löyly, Hernesaarenranta 2, Helsinki
Löyly bar, restaurant, and sauna -
Options how to get there: 18:30 and 19.00: Our private shuttle bus departs from Clarion (10-15 min drive) OR 18:30 Walk by foot approx. 30 min together with our student guides departing from Clarion.
Löyly is one of the most popular things to see and do in Helsinki and the perfect setting for ESEM participants to relax and wrap up their first day of the conference. In 2018, Löyly was among Time Magazine’s 100 Best Places in the World.
After the Thursday conference sessions, we will spend an informal evening at Löyly. You will get to enjoy refreshments and the famous Löyly salmon soup. Finnish actor and fisherman Jasper Pääkkönen is behind the secret recipe of the soup, and he is also one of the founders of Löyly. We also recommend to try out Finnish sauna!
Why not try the gentle steam of the smoke sauna and take a refreshing swim in the sea!
Those who wish to try the Finnish sauna experience can sign up at the registration desk on Wednesday and Thursday. At Löyly the sauna’s are mixed and swimsuits are needed.
Sauna is an essential part of Finnish culture and the national identity. There are only 5.4 million Finns, but the country has 3.3 million saunas. Löyly is without a doubt one of the most popular public saunas in Helsinki – now you have the opportunity find out why.