Get Ready for an Unforgettable ASA Finland Conference 2024 in Helsinki!

As the Anambra State Association Finland gears up for our exciting 2024 conference, we’re thrilled to know you’re preparing to join us in Helsinki. This newsletter is packed with essential information to help ensure a smooth journey and enjoyable stay.

Visa Application: Essential Steps

July is a peak season for travel to Finland, leading to longer queues for visa applications. To avoid delays:

  • Act Quickly: As soon as you receive your official invitation letter and payment receipt, begin your visa application process.
  • Fingerprinting and Scanning: Book your appointment for biometrics early. These are mandatory for your interview.
  • Support Available: If you need assistance with your visa application, contact us at for affordable processing services.

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Why Helsinki?

Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland, is not just a city but an experience. July brings the best of Finnish summer, with long, warm days that transform the city into a bustling hub of activity. Here’s why you should be excited about visiting Helsinki and attending our ASA Finland conference:

  • Cultural Richness: From the historical architecture of Senate Square to the modern design districts, Helsinki is a city that prides itself on its rich cultural heritage and innovative spirit.
  • Natural Beauty: Surrounded by the sea and its own archipelago, Helsinki offers breathtaking natural landscapes and outdoor activities right at your doorstep.
  • World-Class Cuisine: Experience local and international cuisine at its best. Helsinki is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants and a myriad of eateries offering everything from traditional Finnish dishes to exotic fusion food.
  • Friendly Atmosphere: Known for its safety and friendly locals, Helsinki is a welcoming city where every visitor feels at home.

Accommodation: Book Early!

July is a high-traffic period in Helsinki, with hotels often booked to capacity. Ensure you have a comfortable stay by reserving your accommodation early. Here are some recommended options:

  • Eurohostel – Near city centre, budget-friendly.
  • Senate Hotel – Heart of Helsinki, perfect for first-time visitors.
  • Omena Hotel Yrjonkatu and Original Sokos Hotel Albert – Both in Kamppi, ideal for shopping and nightlife.
  • Scandic Hakaniemi – Located in Kallio, known for its vibrant market square and local scene.
  • Hotel Anna and Hotel Helka – In the Etelainen District, close to major attractions.
  • Forenom Aparthotel – Available in Helsinki Kamppi and Herttoniemi, offers home comforts.
  • Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa – Luxury accommodation with sea views.
  • GLO Hotel Art – A design hotel in Kamppi.
  • Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre – Convenience at your doorstep.
  • Hobo Helsinki – Modern and central.
  • Hostel Suomenlinna – For a unique stay in a historic fortress island.

Prepare for unpredictable weather changes by packing both light and warm clothing.

We look forward to welcoming you to Helsinki for what promises to be a memorable conference. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,

ASA Finland Ry Team

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