Welcome to the residence!


  • You must notify the villa supervisor of your exact arrival time no later than one week before the start of your residency, by phone or e-mail. The preferable time of arrival is on Mondays - Thursdays, within office hours. The keys are preferably handed over to the resident him/herself, on arrival day.
  • If you will be arriving outside office hours, it may be possible to hand over your keys to a designated contact person in advance; this is decided on a case-by-case basis.
  • The check-in time is 14.00.
  • The check-out time is 12.00.
  • For later check-out time, please contact the supervisor in advance.
  • When checking-out, you must leave the key in the residence room and shut the door.
  • You agree to inform your name, date and place of birth and nationality as given in your passport, in advance to the supervisor, through email. This personal information is collected for safety reasons only, and it will not be used for any commercial reasons.
  • You will be responsible for your keys for the duration of your residency and will be required to pay for a new key and possibly lock recoding if you lose your keys. In cases of damages on the interior or furniture, inform the supervisor soonest possible.
  • Pets are not allowed in the residence.
  • The applicant is aware that he /she will share the presmises partly with other residents. This means the kitchen, living room, showers and toilets.You are responsible for your personal property and for taking out any necessary personal insurance. The villa is not barless or qualified for wheelchairs, for example.

Arrival and directions

See the map of the surrounding area.

From the airport:

By bus to city:

  • Take the airport bus to Helsinki. Regional bus line 615 and 620 takes about 30 minutes to Hakaniemi.
  • Where to get off: Hakaniemi/Siltasaarenkatu is the name of the stop closest to villa Elaintarha.
  • routes, timestables and prices

By ferry from Sweden or Estonia:
There are 4 different ports of arrival: Länsiterminal, Olympiaterminal, Makasiiniterminal and Katajanokka terminal. Port of Helsinki website

When you arrive at the port of Helsinki by ferry, you can take the nearest tram to city center.

  • Line 9 from Länsiterminal.
  • Line 3 from Olympiaterminal and Makasiiniterminal.
  • Line 4/4T from Katajanokka terminal.
  • Buy the ticket from the driver if not bought in advance. Single ticket from the driver is approx. 3,50 euros.
  • Where to get off: Hakaniemi/Siltasaarenkatu is the name of the stop where to hop off. Line 4 does not go to Hakaniemi.

By Train from Finland or Russia:

  • The central railway station is walking distance to the residence (15-20 minutes). There is a route for pedestrians following the railways. Just head towards "Kaisaniemi park".
  • Connections from the Central railway station: All the buses northwards and metro, as well as tram with line numbers 1, 3, 6, 7B and 9, will stop at Hakaniemi.
  • More information

By foot from the Hakaniemi stop to the residence:

  • At Hakaniemi (it is a market square) walk towards the round and brown building called " Ympyrätalo".
  • Between the sea bay and Ympyrätalo you will find the street Eläintarhantie, which is the address to the villa.
  • It is about 6-8 minutes walk from the Hakaniemi to the villa. When you see the sign café Piritta, you can see the villa. It is an old wooden house, coloured light beige.
  • Please walk to the backside of the villa (northside), and there is the main entrance with doorbell. For check-in, please confirm the appointment in advance with the supervisor. Phone: +358 9 310 37005 Mobile: +358 50 551 3355.