The 14th Nordic Photosynthesis Congress

From Basics to Redesigning Photosynthesis #npc14 #npc14turku #nordicphotosynthesiscongress

Accommodation and travelling


A quota of rooms has been reserved for the participants in the city centre. Below is a short presentation of 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.
The reservations will be made on “first come, first served” basis. The hotel quotas are valid until one month 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.
For more information, please contact Aboa Congress and Event Services. Below is also a list of some other hotel/hostel accommodation options.

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 eur/night
Standard, double  eur 150 eur/night

Solo Sokos Hotel Turku Seurahuone
Eerikinkatu 23, 20100 Turku

Sokos Hotel Turun Seurahuone is located just a few blocks from the Market Square and from the lively Aurajoki river banks. The true classic design by Turku-based architects in the 1920s is being modernized and will be re-opened at the beginning of 2019. For more information please visit the hotel website.

Solo, single standard room 139,00 eur/night
Solo, double standard room 149,00 eur /night

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel
Linnankatu 32, 20100 Turku

The hotel Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel is located right on the banks of the river Aurajoki, a few blocks from the city centre Market square. The hotel has 184 stylish rooms. A wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel. 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 Congress, enjoy a dinner at the hotel restaurant Grill it! Marina or have a drink at the terrace overlooking the river Aurajoki.

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

River view, single room 134,00 eur/night
River view, double room 144,00 eur/night

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

Room reservation and cancellation conditions:

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 p.m. 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.

Other accommodation possibilities

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
Tuureporinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Hotel Helmi offers a comfortable stay right in the heart of Turku next to the main bus station. Hotel Helmi offers cozy breakfast served in Café Helmi and friendly service. Helmi has 34 rooms including a family room a room for handicapped guests.

Hostel Borea
River Aura, Linnankatu 72, 20100 Turku

A museum ship turned into a hostel, located next to the Turku Castle by the harbour.

Furnished apartments around Turku

Forenom is the largest furnished apartments provider in the Nordic countries. Have a look at Forenom’s apartments in Turku.

Travelling to Turku

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. 8 km), bus line no 1 which runs about every 20 minutes. Tickets à 3 euro can be bought from the driver (cash, preferably coins).
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.


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. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

Further travel information

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

Turku destination map

Other transport links

  • Finnair
    Airline information and timetables
  • SAS
    Airline information and timetables
  • Air Baltic
    Airline information and timetables
  • Wizz Air
    Airline information and timetables
  • Viking Line
    Ferryboat connections from Stockholm

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