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Accommodation and travelling


A quota of rooms has been reserved for the NERA2020 participants in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue. The reservations will be made on “first come, first served” basis. The hotel quotas are valid until two months before the conference. After that, we cannot guarantee the availability of the hotel rooms but will assist you in finding accommodation. 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( of any changes in your accommodation reservation.

Below is a short presentation of the hotels. For more information, please contact Aboa Congress and Event Services. See also the congress MAP for locations (link to Google Maps for conference venue location).


Holiday Club Caribia
Kongressikuja 1, 20540 Turku

Spa hotel Caribia, situated on the outskirts of Turku city centre, is the right destination for all who long for excitement, energy and action. A spa that’s been realised in the genuine Caribbean spirit, an indulging wellness section nurturing both body and mind and versatile restaurants all ensure that the entire family will enjoy the experience.  The hotel fee includes free use of the spa and wellness centre.

Please note! Cancellations made less than 7 days before the conference/arrival date will be charged at full cost (except in case of illness documented with a doctor’s note).

Standard, single room 138,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 158,00 eur/night

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 119,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 129,00 eur/night

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

Centro Hotel
Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku

Centro is centrally located, close to the Market Square, but away from the hubbub of the city, in an inner courtyard. Simple, modern hotel with a personal touch. Comfortable rooms, with wood floors, shower, hairdryer and cable television.

Standard, single room 115,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 150,00 eur/night

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 139,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 159,00 eur/night

Hotel Scandic Julia is certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel is located right on the banks of the river Aurajoki, a few blocks from the city centre Market square. With an in-house beauty salon and complimentary access to multiple saunas, the Radisson Blu Hotel provides numerous guest services to enhance your visit. After a day at the conference, enjoy a dinner at the hotel restaurant Grill it! Marina or have a drink at the terrace overlooking the river Aurajoki. A wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Standard, single room 129,00 eur/night
Standard, double room 139,00 eur/night

River view, single room 139,00 eur/night
River view, double room 149,00 eur/night

Radisson Blu Marina Palace hotel is eco-label awarded. Green Key is the largest global eco-label for accommodation.


Reserved room will be held until 6 p.m. on the day of arrival. The hotel is entitled to give the room to another guest after 6 pm. If you plan to arrive after 6 p.m., kindly send your credit card information through our Secured mail system to Aboa Congress and Event Services to ensure that the room will be held until your arrival. You can fill in the information on the credit card authorisation form and attach it to the secured email. Note that the hotel will charge your card only in case of late cancellation or no-show.

A reserved room may be cancelled free of charge 2 weeks before the arrival. The hotel has the right to charge the guest for cancellations made later than 2 weeks before arrival (except in case of illness documented with a doctor’s note) or no-shows.


Here’s a list of some other hotel/hostel accommodation options. Please note that there are no quotas reserved in these hotels. Prices, availability and reservations are to be asked directly from the hotel/hostel.

Hotel Helmi
Hotel Helmi offers you a comfortable nights stay right in the heart of Turku next to the main bus station. Our petit and private hotel offers lots of affordable parking places, cosy breakfast served in our own Café Helmi and friendly service from the moment you arrive! We have 34 rooms including a family room a room for handicapped guests. Address: Tuureporinkatu 11, 20100 Turku.

Guesthouse Tapuli
A small and cosy guesthouse that is located near the university. Address: Kaivokatu 14, 20520 Turku.

Omena Hotel Turku
An affordable self-service hotel in the city centre. Address: Humalistonkatu 7, 20100 Turku.

Hostel Borea
A museum ship turned into a hostel, located next to the Turku Castle by the harbour. Address: River Aura, Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku.

Furnished apartments around Turku.

More options and links: Visit Turku


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.


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.


Turku Destination map