Turku - the congress city
Turku, in the Southwest corner of Finland, is the oldest city and the first capital of the country. Today it is the capital of its region, Southwest Finland. Turku is often said to be the only West European town in Finland as all medieval European towns have four things in common: a river for transport, a cathedral for religious power, a castle that represents the secular power and last but not least – a marketplace for acts of commerce. Turku has them all! For more information about Turku and how to travel to Turku, please visit visitturku.fi/en website!
Turku is a bilingual city, official languages being Finnish and Swedish. In addition, you may expect that most people (particularly younger people) have at least basic knowledge of English.
The Congress venue
The conference will be held at Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel (address: Linnakatu 32). Radisson Blue Marina Palace Hotel is an iconic event venue located by the river Aura, in the city centre of Turku.
Radisson Blu’s Experience Meetings program is recognized by the Green Meeting Industry Council as a leader in sustainable meetings.
Fly Finnair – the official airline of NSN2019
Finnair is the official airline of NSN2019. This means that you can take advantage of discounted fares.
The only available destinations are Turku and Helsinki, while your departure location can be any Finnair point of origin in Scandinavia and Baltics. The event fares are available when you book your flights by 3 September 2019 and travel 23 August–10 September 2019. Interested? You’ll find further information here.
Tel. +358 2 10041
Taxis are generally easy to get. There are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the market square. For a taxi ride from Turku Airport to the city centre you may expect a fare between 25-35 euros.
The City Bikes provide a quick and easy way of getting around Turku
The city bike-share system in Turku consists of bikes that are for public use and which can be picked up and dropped off at bike stations. The “Föli-fillarit” city bikes are meant mainly for short-term use. The bikes will be available all year round and in winter they are equipped with winter tyres.
The city bike-share system is a part of Föli Turku Region Traffic. You’ll find more information here.
The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller’s cheques in the Forex currency exchange company (address: Eerikinkatu 13, by the Market Place). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines (ATMs) open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).