Hämeenlinna is a beautiful lakeside city located in southern Finland, approximately one-hour drive from either Helsinki-Vantaa or Tampere-Pirkkala airport.
Hämeenlinna campus is located in Visamäki, 2 km from the Hämeenlinna city center and it is easily reachable on foot or by bike. You can also reach the campus from the city center (and vice versa) by bus. If you have a car, there is a free parking at the campus area.
Hämeenlinna University center is the largest of HAMK’s campuses. It offers nine bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes taught in Finnish and three bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in English. Professional Teacher Education is taught at the University center, both in English and in Finnish. The center is the home campus for HAMK’s four research units. There are around 5000 students studying at this campus and 488 staff members.
Sairio – Five decades of dairy education
Second Hämeenlinna campus is located in Sairio area. Sairio is known for its pilot-scale dairy process and education regarding dairy production. A part of HAMK’s degree programme in Biotechnology and Food Engineering is completed at this unit.
Campus maps and locations
Visamäentie 35 A
You can travel to Hämeenlinna campus by bus or by train. Check the travel guide below to learn how to travel from Helsinki airport. To reach our campus from other airports (for example Tampere), you can use the regional and national transportation services listed below.
Travel in between campuses can be planned at Reittiopas
In Finland, you can purchase discounted student tickets when you take public transportation.
Bus connection from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to Hämeenlinna
The bus connection from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport to Hämeenlinna is the easiest way to get to Hämeenlinna. A bus to Hämeenlinna sets off several times a day. The cost is around €18. Express buses to Hämeenlinna depart right outside terminals 1 and 2. The ticket can be purchased from the bus driver. Please note that you may have to change buses in Keimolanportti Service Station, about 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. It is best to consult the driver about the possible change. For more information about the bus schedules and travel details, please visit Matkahuolto Bus Services or Onnibus Services.
Trains from Helsinki Vantaa Airport to Hämeenlinna
There is a train connection from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Hämeenlinna, with a change in Tikkurila train station. The train station entrance is located at the airport, between terminals 1 and 2. The journey takes about 1.5 hours (depending on the changing time in Tikkurila), and costs from €8 to €30, depending on the type of train. The seat is included in the train ticket (unless you want to change to a priced seat). Please check the timetables from the web site of Finnish Railways VR. Train tickets are not sold on the trains, so you need to buy train tickets beforehand, otherwise you can get a €80 fine.
Bus Connection from Tampere to Hämeenlinna
You can take a bus from Tampere city center to Hämeenlinna (you can find the timetables at Matkahuolto.
Trains from Tampere to Hämeenlinna
If you want to take a train from Tampere to Hämeenlinna, you have to walk to the train station, it takes about 15 minutes on foot from the Tampere central bus station. You can find the train timetables from Finnish Railways VR. Train tickets are not sold on the trains, so you need to buy train tickets beforehand, otherwise you can get a €80 fine.
Driving instructions from Helsinki (via the motorway)
The Visamäki junction is before the center of Hämeenlinna. Take the exit towards Lahti. Stay on the junction lane and turn immediately right (Helsinki – Hämeenlinna, road 130). Turn right at the next junction in the direction of Hämeenlinna, drive under the bridge and past the road sign indicating start of built-up area. Turn right at the next junction onto Visamäki.
Driving instructions from Tampere (via the motorway)
Drive past the centre of Hämeenlinna and at the Visamäki junction turn in the direction of Lahti. After the bridge going under the motorway, turn right at the first exit (Helsinki – Hämeenlinna, road 130). Turn right at the next junction towards Hämeenlinna, drive under the bridge and past the road sign indicating start of built-up area. Turn right at the next junction onto Visamäki.
Driving instructions from Lahti (via Road 10)
Drive towards Turku (road 10). Turn right before the Helsinki – Tampere motorway junction onto Hämeenlinna – Helsinki, road 130. Turn right at the next junction towards Hämeenlinna and drive past the road sign indicating start of built-up area. Turn right at the next junction onto Visamäki.
Driving instructions from Forssa (via Road 10)
Drive through the Visamäki junction directly towards Lahti. After the bridge going under the motorway, turn right at the first exit (Helsinki – Hämeenlinna, road 130). Turn right at the next junction towards Hämeenlinna, drive under the bridge and past the road sign indicating start of built-up area. Turn right at the next junction onto Visamäki.
Services at the campus
Various services are available at the Hämeenlinna University Center campus.
The Main Library at the University Center provides library services that are open to all students. The library is located on 2nd floor of N building. There are three group work and study rooms located in the library, that can be used by students upon earlier booking at Tuudo. Please note that the maximum reservation time is three hours.
Read more and take a virtual library tour: Library.
The University Centre in Hämeenlinna has a well-equipped sports arena and a gym. It also offers ball sports and fitness classes at a student-friendly price. Our sports facilities are located at H building. Read more: HAMK Moves
Restaurants and grocery store
The campus has a restaurant that serves meals at affordable student prices. Read more: Meals
There are three restaurants located in and around the Hämeenlinna University Center campus. They are Sodexo, Kyökki, and Ravintola OM. Note that Sodexo is the only restaurant that offers meals at discounted student price. Menus and services can be found on their service webpages.
Sodexo – this restaurant is located on the first floor of D building.
Kyökki – this restaurant is located on the first floor of InnoPark building.
Ravintola OM – this restaurant is located on the first floor of Visatalo.
There is a K-market located next to the campus. You can also get groceries and food there.
IT Service Desk is available on the campus, and it is open from Monday to Friday. You can find the IT services office on the first floor of building C. If you enter from building N, you can turn right and go through the junction of building N and building C. The IT Services office is on your left, room 126. If you enter from the entrance of building C, you will find the office about 15 meters left of the entry door and it is on your right. Read more: IT Services
If you have any questions about practical information concerning your studies, you can go to the student services office. The student Services office located on the first floor of building C, room 150. It is next to the IT Services office. You can access to the Student Services office both from the C building entrance (turn left) and from the main entrance of N building (turn right). Read more: Student Services
Student Union HAMKO
The Student Union of Häme University of Applied Sciences has an office you can visit at the University Centre. The office is located on the first floor of building C, rooms C135-138. Service point is located in room C-138. Read more about the activities and how to become a member: HAMKO
HAMK International provides international mobility services to students and staff. The international officers, for example, guide students´ planning to complete studies or work placement abroad. The office is located on the first floor of building C, room 155. The closest way to access is through the entrance of C building. It is right in front of the entrance door. Read more: International Services
All HAMK members are dedicated to creating an accessible environment for all. We strive to accommodate the needs of all our community members as a way of promoting equality. HAMK Facilities Services is responsible for the development of the campus facilities and related services.
Entrance accessibility and elevator locations
In Hämeenlinna University Center, there are altogether 10 building premises.
N – Main entrance, Info & Library
A – Administration: HAMK & HAMI
B – Learning Spaces
C – Auditoriums and Offices
D – Restaurant Sodexo
E – Design Factory
H – Sports Hall
K – HAMK Staff
O – HAMK Tech Research Unit Laboratories
S – Learning spaces
In the Hämeenlinna university center, all buildings are accessible. Most of our new buildings (C, D, S & N) have been constructed with consideration regarding accessibility. Older buildings have been renovated to provide better access to all types of users, although in some cases upgrades are still to be implemented.
N – the main entrance is easily accessible. In the lobby of N building, you can find our campus services coordinator, from whom you can seek more advice on navigating campus buildings. The closest elevator is located at the C building, which is directly connected to the N entrance area. You enter N building and then turn to the right. All services (IT desk, Student Services office, HAMK International office – 1st floor, library – 2nd floor) and study/group work rooms in this building can be accessed from there.
A – There are two entrances to the A building. The entrance facing towards the N building is constructed with smooth accessibility. The other entrance, which is faced towards B building, has some stairs that one needs to navigate upwards.
B – the entrance is easily accessible. An elevator is located about 10 meters to the left of the entry door.
C – the entrance is easily accessible. An elevator can be found in the junction between building C and N, opposite to the indoor plantation display wall. The easiest way to get to the elevator in C building is through the main entrance in N building. After entering the N building, turn right and the elevator is on your left. C building is equipped with auditorium room, which can be divided into three rooms when needed. Assistance for people with mobility impairments is available in the auditoriums. IT desk, Student Services office, and HAMK International office are located on the first floor of C building.
D – the entrance is easily accessible. An elevator can be found opposite to the Sodexo cafeteria. The easiest way to get to the elevator in the D building is through the main entrance in N building. After entering N building, turn left and go through the junction of N building and D building. The elevator is on your left. Restaurant Sodexo is located on the first floor of D building. The restaurant is accessible both from D building´s entrance and from the N building premise.
E – the entrance is easily accessible. An older functional elevator is in use daily, which can be found on the right-hand side from the entrance. The elevator´s door is quite heavy
H – the entrance is easily accessible. The building premise has only one floor, therefore, there is no elevator.
K – the entrance is accessible. Note that only some of our HAMK staff members can enter this building as it is a shared working space by HAMK and Ruukki Construction Oy.
O – this premise has two parts. There is one step up in front of the main door. The part with offices, meeting rooms and restrooms has only one floor. Those are accessible from the main door. The other part has two big workshop spaces, which have two floors. The second floor can only be accessed through stairs.
S – S building is connected with C building. You can enter S building both through C building and from S building´s own entrance. The easiest way to navigate around S building is from its own entrance, which is easily accessible and is located right opposite to the parking space for vehicles for special needs purposes. An elevator is located about 5 meters to the left of the entry door.
There are parking spots that are reserved for people with specials needs arriving at the campus by car. Those parking spots can be found at P2 area, which is located behind S-C-N-D building premises. From there, you can access to S and N buildings most easily. You can find the parking area more easily on the campus map.
Learning spaces accessibility
Most of the learning spaces (classrooms, study or group work rooms, common spaces) for students are located at buildings B, C, D, N, and S. Learning spaces are easily accessible, as all those buildings are equipped with easily accessible entrances and elevators. Please refer to the entrance accessibility and elevator locations section for more information.
You can find accessible bathrooms in newer buildings (C, D, S & N). Information about accessible bathrooms in other building premises are to be updated.
N – in the lobby of N building, you can find our campus services coordinator, from whom you can seek more advice on navigating campus buildings and where to find accessible bathrooms. The closest accessible bathroom to N building is to the right of the main entrance. They are located on the first floor of C building. See information below in the C building section.
C – accessible bathrooms can be found on the first floor. One is located opposite to the elevator, behind the indoor plantation display wall. There are also accessible bathrooms on other floors. Information to be updated.
D – accessible bathrooms can be found on the first floor. One is located to the right of the entry door. There are also accessible bathrooms on other floors. Information to be updated.
S – accessible bathrooms are available on S building. More information to be updated.
Accessibility of our Digi Services
HAMK is committed to observing accessibility standards of online resources. Our objective is to maintain a website that is technically accessible and understandable in terms of its contents and that is clear and easy to use for all types of users. For more information, read more: HAMK accessibility summary.
If you need help with navigating the campus buildings, you can contact our campus assistant.
If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of our Digi Services, you can contact email@example.com.
Access control to the campus building
In case you need to enter the HAMK buildings or sports facilities before the doors are open or after the doors are closed officially, you may enter with a key card or have your HAMKO student membership card activated as a key card. The card allows you to enter the facilities between 6:00 am and 22:00 pm. For more information regarding the access control for the buildings, please visit HAMK access control to campus buildings.