Here you can find answers to every question you may have concerning Festinord 2022.

Before you register, please read the whole FAQ


Important COVID-19 Info

Festinord will abide by Finnish authorities travel and gathering rules and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints recommendations. Due to COVID-19 circumstances Festinord attendance will require participants to follow local rules, regulations and recommendations.

Currently, Finnish authorities require COVID-passports in bigger gatherings.

See the following link for entry requirements:

https://raja.fi/en/guidelines-for-border-traffic-during-pandemic

The Festinord team will be updating this section regularly! 


What is FESTINORD?

Festinord is an annual conference for Young Single Adults (ages 18 through 30) from Nordic countries held in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland alternatingly. Most people that attend the event, are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints. Everyone between the ages mentioned above, and who have agreed to live by our standards (see Code of Conduct) during the event are welcome.

At Festinord we meet old friends and make new friends, as we grow spiritually and intellectually when taking part in the devotionals and workshops. Also, we have fun together in playing sports and other activities, and the evenings are filled with music and dancing.


What to expect coming to Festinord 2023?

The Helsinki Festinord will be a new twist to an old familiar taste. It’s time to shake things up a little bit and simplify the event so that the YSAs have more time to meet and socialize together. The conference venues are the key in simplifying the event as the FIN2022 committee has been instructed. It’s time to lift the YSA from floors to beds. 

We want to make the Festinord a memorable experience for the YSA. We have gathered feedback from previous Festinord from all over the Nordic countries and will implement that to the main activities. We want to bring the "fest" back to Festinord. 

The week is full of activities and events which will strengthen you spiritually, mentally and physically. There will be unforgettable moments and after the week, you will have memories to last a lifetime. That’s the Festinord promise!


Themes for dances

Day 1 dance: Come as you are! Let’s break the ice and socialize/party in the hotel. More info coming later.

Day 2 chill night: Today, we need to take it easy. We don’t want to ruin the calm atmosphere provided by the temple day. Maybe a picnic in the nearby park, games or some other fun activities. More info coming later. 

Day 3 cocktail party: Wait, what?! The Gala is already on Thursday? Yeah, it’s time to shake things up a bit. Guys, shine your shoes and ladies put on your best dresses and enjoy the Cocktail party in the vicinity of the idyllic Helsinki harbor. More info coming later.

Day 4 Beach Party & “Second Chance”: Okay, I get it now. I don’t have to worry about the gala night too much since it’s already on Thursday. Nice! We’ll have a nice beach party to top the week. There will be a live band entertaining us and DJs bringing their A-game. Fireworks? Perhaps, still under investigation. More info coming later.


Code of Conduct

Q: What to do with the Code of Conduct?
A: You need to agree to follow this at Festinord. You will later receive an email with a Code of Conduct. Be interviewed by your Bishop and have him sign it. Bring the signed Code of Conduct to Festinord in either digital or printed form.

Q: Where do I find the Code of Conduct?
A: The Code of Conduct was attached to your confirmation email. You can also find it here.

Q: Do I need the Code of Conduct while I register?
A: No. The Code of Conduct will be sent to you after you have paid, and it must be sent back to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. account before the event.


Prices & Registration

Q: How do I register?
A: Fill out the registration form and pay through Stripe. It´s important that you use your real name and state your permanent residence. If you are a member of the church write the Stake where your membership record is located.

Q: How do I pay?
A: After you have filled out the form and have clicked "Proceed to payment" you will be transferred to Stripe for payment. You will need a credit or debit card. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail or find yourself on the list of participants you are not registered.

Q: Why does it say "Myöhempien Aikojen Pyhien Jeesuksen Kristuksen Kirkko Suomessa" on the receipt?
A: This translates to "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Finland".

Q: What is the price for Festinord?
A: The price for the whole event is 236€ before 15.02.2022. After the Feb 15th, the price will go up to 285€.

Q: What does the price include?
A: The price includes all the activities during the week, lodging in the hotel and food to keep you happy!

Q: Why do I have to pay so early?
A: We have very specific terms of payment & cancellation with the hotel and other venues. The committee cannot reserve many empty rooms for late registration. Unsold capacity would result in big losses for the church.

Q: What are the prices for each individual day?
A: If you want to attend only some of the days, contact the festinord 2020 team. You will get the payment information through that email. 

Q: Why are the prices different for each day?
A: Since the activities and nature of each individual days are different, it will reflect the pricing of the days.

Q: Does the individual ticket price include the hotel?
A: No. The individual day price includes only food and the activities. This doesn’t include bed & breakfast in the hotel. You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements, if registering for individual days.

Q: I only want to come in the evenings, how much do I pay and how?
A: If you want to attend only one of the evenings, contact the festinord 2020 team. You will get the payment information through that email.

Q: Can I have my money back if I'm not able to attend Festinord?
A: Registration is non-reimbursable, excluding sickness and other force majeure, but you can sell your ticket to a friend. If you do this you need to contact us and the new person need to give us the following information: name, email, birthdate, gender, country, stake, allergies, and that they will bring their code of conduct.

Q: How do I get my money back if I get ill before the event?
A: The price of the conference will be reimbursed when shown a doctor's certificate.

Q: Where can I sell my ticket?
A: There is a marketplace in Festinord Facebook page where you can try selling your ticket. Also, you can post a message on the Festinord 2020 event page about selling your ticket.

Q: I see Festinord is gathering a waiting list. Does this mean you will sell the ticket for me if I need to sell the ticket?
A: No, the participant is responsible for selling his/her own ticket. You can contact the festinord team through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through the website, and we can help you find people, if there are people on the list.

Q: Will my ticket be reimbursed if travel arrangements forbid me to come to festinord?
A: You are in charge of abiding by the local (Finnish) travel and government mandated rules (please read the COVID section). If you won't get into the country, Festinord will not reimburse your ticket. In case a major lockdowns preventing the whole event, Festinord finance team will return all the participants money back to their bank account.

Q: If I'm not sleeping or eating at the hotel do, I still must pay the full price?
A: If you want to attend only one of the evenings, contact the festinord 2020 team by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You will get the payment information through that email.


Limit capacity

Q: How many participants will be the capacity limit for Festinord this year?
A: 600 participants. The registration will start first only for Nordics. The capacity division will be monitored and adjusted throughout the registration period.


Festinord age limit

Q: What are the requirements for attending Festinord? Or Can I attend Festinord if I'm 17 or 31 years old?
A: Festinord is a Young Single Adult (YSA)conference. You need to be 18-30 years of age. You are not allowed to participate if you are thirty-one or older when Festinord starts or if you are still seventeen by the last day of Festinord. If you are outside the age limits and this is discovered at Festinord, your registration will be declined, and no money will be reimbursed for you. We will be monitoring the registrations and if we find out people over the age bracket, their tickets will be given to a YSA wanting to participate.


Accommodation

Q: Would be possible to arrive on Monday?
A: Yes. Although, the event starts on Tuesday 26th we are looking forward to arranging an extra day i.e. Monday for those who want to arrive already one day before and enjoy Helsinki and the Finnish YSA hospitality. We will negotiate with the Hotel to give those the same B&B price than other days. (We will send a separate email and inquire about this separately after 
the registration has ended)

Q: What are the sleeping arrangements?
A: We will be lodging in Scandic Park Helsinki, which is a hotel near downtown Helsinki. You can familiarize yourself with the hotel here.

Q: Can I sleep in the same room as my friend?
A: Yes! We will be having rooms that can accommodate 3-4 people of the same sex. You can name a friend on the registration form you would like to share the room with. You can name up to three people you'd like to share the room with.

Q: Do I still need to bring any sleeping gear with me?
A: You don’t need to bring any additional sleeping gear with you.


How to get there

Q: Where is Festinord and how do I get there?
A: Festinord will be held in Helsinki Finland at the hotel Scandic Park Helsinki. 

Q: What is the easiest way to get there?
A: The easiest way to get to the hotel is either by flying or taking the ferry to Helsinki. There is a direct train connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the Päärautatieasema (Helsinki main railway station) which is close to the hotel. If you are arriving by the ferry, there are trams going from the port straight to the hotel.

Q: Where to get public transportation tickets?
A: You can buy tickets from ticket booths located at train stations or by using the HSL app. More info of the app: https://www.hsl.fi/en/app  


Travel from non-EU countries

Q: Do I need a visa to travel to Finland?
A: Finland is part of the Schengen area. Those who need a visa can find more information on the website here.

Q: Where do I find the application requirements?
A: You can find the visa application requirements here.

Q: My country decided to leave EU, do i need a visa to travel to Finland?
A: Although regrettable, we Scandinavians love Brexiters all the same. During the adjustment period you can still travel as usual to Finland during Festinord. 


Publication agreement

Q: When I register for Festinord what do I agree to regarding publication of material?
A: You agree that you might be in pictures or videos taken during the Festinord week. 


Parking

Q: Will there be parking at Festinord?
A: Parking will be at own cost. Since the parking charges are high in downtown Helsinki area, we recommend people using the public transportation instead of own cars or parking them outside the citycenter and taking public transportation to the event venue.

Q: How do I get to other venues?
A: The main activities are happening in or near the hotel where we are staying. Busses will be in use for Friday.