Apartments for Rent

SLS rents out apartments in central Helsinki. You can submit your rental application electronically (the form is available in Swedish only).

Contact us: Phone +358 9 618 777, e-mail:

  1. The majority of SLS’s rental apartments are studio apartments (20–40 m2) and one-bedroom apartments (37–76 m2) located on the streets Runeberginkatu, Mechelininkatu, Iso Roobertinkatu, Mariankatu and Kolmas linja. SLS offers only a very small number of two-bedroom and larger apartments.
  2. The rent per square metre varies depending on the size and location of the apartment, but is roughly EUR 18–23 per m2.
  3. The apartments are of basic standard.
  4. Since the apartments are located in older buildings, they generally have few cupboards and wardrobes.
  5. In some of the buildings, a separate water charge is payable.
  6. Most of the buildings are connected to cable TV.
  7. The tenant is responsible for his/her electricity and gas accounts, and for telephone and Internet connections.
  8. Every new tenant is required to pay a security deposit equal to one month’s rent.
  1. If any material information in your application changes, we kindly request that you inform us without delay about these changes by e-mail to:
  2. We will send you an e-mail at six-monthly intervals in which we ask you to confirm that your application to rent one of our apartments is still valid.
  3. If we do not receive this confirmation within two weeks, your application will be cancelled. Applications that are renewed after cancellation are treated as new applications.
  1. Applications that meet the basic requirements are dealt within the order in which they are received, taking into account SLS’s own needs.
  2. Vacant apartments are generally offered to several applicants at the same time.
  3. If you reject an apartment offer that corresponds to your criteria, you will lose your place in the queue.

Apartments for writers

Diktarhemmet i Borgå. Foto: SLS/Janne Rentola

Diktarhemmet (The Writers’ House) in Porvoo was built in 1765 in the old town. Since it was donated to the Society in 1921 by Mathilde och Holger Schildt, Diktarhemmet has provided housing free of charge to Finland-Swedish authors.

In June 2001, the Society of Swedish Authors in Finland donated Diktarhemmet in Porvoo to the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland. A specially appointed committee makes decisions regarding who has the right to live there. Author Ulla-Lena Lundberg is the current resident of Diktarhemmet.

Abrams in Andkil, Vörå, is a farmhouse built around the turn of the nineteenth century. The house was bequeathed to the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland by businesswoman Matilda Westin. In 1992, the house was converted into a home for a Swedish-speaking author. The right to live in Abrams is granted for a fixed period. Mathias Nystrand is the current resident.