Social programme and study visits

Welcome to join the special events and to have a use of the special offers!


Welcome reception on Monday 18 August at 18:00-19:30

Helsinki City Mayor welcomes all the attendees in Helsinki!

The welcome reception takes place at the Helsinki City Hall, address Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13. It takes only a couple of minutes to walk to the City Hall from the Marina Congress Center. Meet us by the front doors of MCC at 17:40 to walk together. You will find an invitation card in your conference material if you have registered to the reception.


Helsinki City Hall

Conference dinner on Tuesday 19 August at 19:00-23:00

Join a special summer evening at the restaurant Kalastajatorppa by the sea. On the way we take a Helsinki sightseeing. Remember to book your place latest at 8th August! You will find an invitation card in your conference material if you have booked a place. Read more and book a place.

The 'Round Room' at restaurant Kalastajatorppa

Study visits on Thursday 21 August at 10:00-12:00

Choose from various units at spesialized or primary health care the one that intrests you most and join a study visit. Get familiarized with Finnish health care and nursing on site. Transportation to the units and back is arranged. There is no extra fee for the visits. Remember to register!

The Meilahti hospital

Site visits at the Arabia factory and the factory shop on Monday 18 August and Tuesday 19 August

The tours start at 17:15. The tour at the factory takes about 30 minutes and after that the participants may shop at the factory shop with reduced prices. The factory shop closes at 20:00. On both evenings three 20 persons groups can attend the tour. The address is Hämeentie 135, 00560 Helsinki (Arabianranta). See the Arabia story.

The tours are free of charge. You only need to pay your travelling by public transportation back to the venue (one-hour-ticket 3€ for an adult). We take you on site by a minibus. Meet the group at 16:45 by the front doors of the venue to travel together.

Please note that number of participants is limited for the tours. If you have not yet registered to the Conference, you can register to the tours by registration on the Conference registration form. If you have already registered to the Conference, please register to the tour below using the Access Key sent to you by email.

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Excursions to the Finnish nature


The unique Nuuksio National Park situates only 40 minutes by car  from Helsinki. We offer you different possibilities to visit the forests and lakes, fresh and pacifying nature of the national park.

Join the berry picking and mushroom hunting trip on Monday 18 August or Tuesday 19 August

The minibus will come to Marina Congress Center at 17:00 to pick you up and will take you back around 21:30. Be sure to take with you good shoes and some outdoor clothing depending on the weather.

Northern clean nature and  summer with long sunny days and white nights give an incredibly delicious taste to berries and fungi. It is not only the aroma - Finnish berries and mushrooms are clean and healthy; they contain huge amounts of important vitamins, flavonoids, fiber, and anti-oxidants. 

Picking berries and mushrooms in tranquil forests is relaxing and fun. After picking delicious berries and mushrooms in the forest it’s time to taste them on a break with fresh coffee or tea and snack.

Register for the trip here! 
Go down of the page to the part 'Next departures' and find the special departures on 18 and 19 August for APNN2014 Conference participants. When registering, use the  code APNN2014 to have a 10% discount of the price.

Join some other outdoor activities with 10% discount during the Conference week

During 16 August - 23 August 2014 you will have a 10% discount of any of the outdoor activities of the Feel The Nature selection. Please note that these other excursions don't include the transportation from the Conference venue, but you need to see from where the buses leave (most often the city center).

Choose your favourite and use the code APNN2014 to have your discount within the registration.

If you have any questions please contact

Restaurant discount for participants

By showing your name badge (during the period of 17-21 August), the following restaurants offer all conference participants a 20 % discount of the main course.

More information about the restaurants and bookings, please see the homepages:

Hans Välimäki (restaurant Rikhards) is a Finnish chef, who has been honoured with two Michelin stars with his former restaurant. Välimäki is the chief judge of the culinary show Top Chef Finland.

Stefan Richter (Stefan´s Steakhouse) is a chef from Finland, who has resided for many years in Santa Monica, California. He was a runner-up in the season 5 and also competed in season 10 of Top Chef USA.