The Hartwall Arena in Helsinki is the official venue of the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship together with Globe Arena in Stockholm.
The Hartwall Arena is one of the most actively used entertainment venues in Europe. It hosts concerts, operas, dance performances, conferences along with sport events from single club level ice hockey games to world championships.
Photo: Hartwall Arena
How to get there
The Hartwall Arena is conveniently located in Pasila, only a four-minute train trip from centre of Helsinki.
Public transportation is an easy and eco-friendly way to get to the venue.
Train is by far the easiest way to get to the Arena
All commuter and long-distance trains stop at Pasila railway station which is less than 10 minutes walk from the Arena. The ride from centre of Helsinki to Pasila takes 4 minutes. The tunnel at the end of rail 5B leads to a 5-minute footpath to Hartwall Arena.
Timetables: www.vr.fi & www.hsl.fi
Buses & trams stop near the Arena as well
From the city centre buses 23 and 69 stop in front of YLE headquarters, a 10-minute walk from the arena. The trip from the city centre takes approximately 20-30.
Trams 7A & 7B stop at Pasila railway station. The trip takes approximately 20-30 minutes to Pasila from centre of Helsinki.
Check out Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) timetables & route maps: www.hsl.fi
Taxi stand is located on road Veturitie, close to Arena.
Taxi for the handicapped may leave and take passengers on the pavement in front of the Arena. Travel time from the centre of Helsinki is 15-30 minutes depending on the traffic.
tel. +358 (0)100 0700 (1,15€/call+0,08€/10s+service fee)
Airport Taxi Yellow Line
tel. +358 (0)600 555 555 (1,25 €/call+service fee)
Special price from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to centre of Helsinki
tel. +358 (0)9 2316 5070 (service fee)
Special priced shuttle service from harbours to centre of Helsinki
tel. +358 (0)100 7300 (0,984€/call +0,082€ /10s +service fee)
Arrival by car
Visitors arriving in private cars should prepare for traffic jams before and after the games.
Arriving from north
The easiest way to reach Hartwall Areena is from the Lahti highway (E18). Take the exit at the Koskelantie crossing, continue right to Hakamäentie. You'll see Hartwall Arena on your left.
From the Tampere highway (E12) exit at Ruskeasuo, continue left to Hakamäentie, follow the signs and you'll see Hartwall Arena on your right hand side.
Arriving from south, center of Helsinki
Take Mannerheimintie, follow signs to Tampere (E18) and Pasila. Turn right at Hakamäentie. You'll see Hartwall Arena on your right hand side.
Parking at Hartwall Arena
At Hartwall Arena, parking fee (6 €) has to be paid in cash upon arrival.
Please note that private and chartered buses are not allowed to stop in front of Hartwall Arena. Parking and taking or leaving passengers takes place at the Käpylä sports field (Mäkelänkatu 70), approx. 650 meters from Arena.
For further instructions and maps: www.hartwall-areena.com
At the Arena
The Arena doors will be opened for spectators 1.5 hours before the first game of the day. On final day, (20.5.), the doors will open 2 hours before the Bronze Medal Game.
Bags and other things are best left at home or in the car as storage is very limited inside the arena.
All ticket holders should reserve enough time for security checks.
Dangerous or harmful objects, alcohol, drugs, and noise making items (such as vuvuzelas, clap-hands, inflatable sticks, mouth-horns, instruments etc). are forbidden inside and near the Arena and in the parking premises.
Recording or transmission of games is only allowed with equipment marked with an official sticker.