Accommodation and travelling

Accommodation

A quota of rooms has been reserved for the NUASkom2022 participants in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue. Nearly all the hotels are located within walking distance, two to three blocks, of each other and along the Aura River. The Aura Riverfront is a beautiful and fascinating area, where you’ll find restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums and the nearly 800-year-old Turku Castle.

The reservations will be made on “first come, first served” basis. The hotel fees include breakfast, service and VAT. All hotel fees are payable directly to the hotels.

Please mark your hotel reservation on the conference registration form. Your reservation will be confirmed together with your participation. Kindly inform Aboa Congress and Event Services (info@aboaservices.fi) of any changes in your accommodation reservation.

In the hotel your reservation will be found under your name (there are no reservation numbers). Please note that the check-in time in the hotels is 15.00.

Below is a short presentation of the hotels. For more information, please contact Aboa Congress and Event Services.

Please see the conference MAP for locations.

Hotels

Hotel Scandic Julia
Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku

Scandic Julia is a modern, recently renovated hotel in the centre of Turku, near shopping streets and the River Aurajoki. Vähätori, the new culinary centre of Turku with its restaurants and interior design stores, is just a short walk away. When staying in Julia, you will have full access to the hotel gym and sauna. The hotel has air-conditioned and comfortable hotel rooms and a bistro-style restaurant. There is a heated indoor parking garage located next to the hotel, and it has a charging point for electric cars. Guests at Julia always have access to free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Standard, single room 145,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 165,00 eur/night

Hotel Scandic Julia is certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund
Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund is completely renewed urban hotel with restaurants opened in early spring 2019. Hotel Wiklund is located in the heart of Turku, right next to the Market Square and near excellent shopping locations. The hotel reception is located in the hotel’s trendy coffee bar lounge. A wireless internet connection is available during your stay.

Standard, single room 122,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 132,00 eur/night

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund is eco-label awarded. Green Key is the largest global eco-label for accommodation.

Solo Sokos Hotel Turku Seurahuone
Eerikinkatu 23, 20100 Turku

Solo Sokos Hotel Turku Seurahuone is located in the centre of Turku, a few blocks from the Market Square and just a short walk away from the congress venue. When staying in Hotel Seurahuone you can enjoy the hotel breakfast prepared with artisan products.

Hotel Seurahuone is an elegant and active boutique hotel, a classic full of surprises, brought from the 1920s to the modern age. Air-conditioning, luxurious beds and a minibar are featured in each room. Guest can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or tasty meal in the Hotel’s restaurant Gunnar Eatery and bar. Hotel Seurahuone also offers a gym and sauna for hotel guests.

Solo, single standard room 132,00 eur/night
Solo, double standard room 142,00 eur/night

Travelling

In Turku and the Southwest-Finland region, it’s easy for the traveller to get around on public transportation. Cities and towns have an efficient public transportation system, and longer distances can be covered in the comfort of long-distance buses and trains. In addition, there is a passenger ferry harbour and an international airport in Turku. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

Ferry

From Stockholm, you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Tallink Silja and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs.
From Turku harbor, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 10-20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). Tickets can also be purchased as mobile tickets.

Turku Airport

Turku has an international airport and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, and Gdansk. From Turku airport, there is a regular bus to city center (distance approx. 3 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro (11 p.m. – 4 a.m. à 4 euro) can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins). Tickets can also be purchased as mobile tickets.

A taxi ride to the center of Turku will cost around 20 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. Taxi in Turku: You can reserve a taxi at +358 2 10041. There are several taxi stands in the City center.

Helsinki Airport

If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a bus to Turku operated by Expressbus (travel time 2-2.5 hours, departures about every hour). Another option is to take the new Ring Rail Line from the airport to Helsinki, to Pasila station, and change in Pasila to a train to Turku. At daytime, the Ring Rail Line trains between the airport and Helsinki run at ten-minute intervals at peak hours and the trip takes 22 minutes. Trains to Turku depart about every hour (between 5 a.m. and 8.30 p.m.). The trip to Turku from the Helsinki-Pasila station takes about 2 hours.

Further travel information

Please, see Visit Turku- webpage for further travel and tourist information.

You’ll find more information about the host city and the conference venue here.

OTHER TRANSPORT LINKS

Turku Destination map