Monthly Archives: March 2023

Social Events

Make the most of your conference and join the social events – meet old and new colleagues!

Wed 14 June: Cruise & Finnish Sauna evening at Löyly
Hernesaarenranta 4, Helsinki

We welcome all Nordlog, Educators’ Day and NOFOMA participants to the pre-conference Get-together & Networking event on Wednesday-


Löyly is one of the most popular things to see and do in Helsinki and the perfect setting for NordLOG & Educators’ Day participants to relax and wrap up their first day at the symposia or get ready for NOFOMA. In 2018, Löyly was among Time Magazine’s 100 Best Places in the World.

On Wednesday we walk from the venue to the pier of Otaranta, where a private waterbus is waiting. We will tour the archipelago of Espoo and seaside Helsinki, then move to the iconic Löyly building. During the 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.

Why not try the gentle steam of the smoke sauna and take a refreshing swim in the sea! We warmly recommend it, and remind you to bring your swimsuit!

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.

Thursday 15 June – Exhibition & Dinner at Heureka Science Centre

The conference dinner on Thursday 15 June will take Nofoma participants by private bus to the Heureka Science Centre in Vantaa. You will have the great opportunity to visit the unique and topical exhibition Facing Disaster. The exhibition lets visitors practise their crisis tolerance – resilience – in gamified exhibits and experience the forces of nature as audiovisual art installations. Our visit continues with an informal dinner at the Heureka restaurant.
Bus transport back to Aalto Campus or Helsinki City centre around 22:30.