Helsinki · Finland

20–24 August 2018


ALGO 2018: Social program

Tuesday at 5pm: Excursion, from Market Square

On Tuesday we will have a boat trip that departs from the Market Square at 5pm. The cruise company is JT-Line, and their boats “M/s Amiraali”, “M/s Viapori”, and “Pw/s Vispilä” will be waiting for us at pier 20.

You can come to the Market Square on your own (see the map below), or you can join us when we walk together from the conference site to the Market Square; it is a half-an-hour walk. You can also take tram 2; there are stops right next to the conference venue and at the Market Square — see the map for the route and local information for help with tickets.

After a tour in the beautiful Helsinki archipelago, the boats will take us to Klippan island, where we will have our conference banquet.

Tuesday at 7pm: Banquet, Restaurant Saaristo

Restaurant Saaristo

The banquet takes place in Restaurant Saaristo, which is located on a small island called “Klippan” or “Luoto” right in front of Helsinki city center.

If you take part in the excursion, the boats will take you directly to Klippan island around 7pm. If you are coming on your own, you can use a boat that connects the island to the mainland; see the map below to see where the boat leaves. The boat runs every 20 minutes, the trip takes only a couple of minutes, and the boat fee is included in ALGO registration.

After the dinner, you can use the same boat to get back. There is a stop of tram 2 nearby (see the map), or you can simply follow the seafront and walk back to city center and your hotel. See the local information web page for more information on getting around.

Wednesday at 7pm: Reception, City Hall

Helsinki City Hall

The City of Helsinki has kindly invited all ALGO participants to a reception in Helsinki City Hall on Wednesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

The City Hall is located next to the Market Square; the street address is Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13, Helsinki (see also the map below). There is a stop of tram 2 right next to the City Hall. You can also join us when we walk together from the conference site to the City Hall; it is a half-an-hour walk.

You will need to present your conference badge at the entrance.


Map of ALGO 2018 locations

Click on the map to view it in a larger scale. You can also find ALGO 2018 on Google Maps.