||Distance to conference location
||Single room price / night
||Double room price /night
||Telephone for reservations
||E-mail for reservations
Sokos Hotel Hamburger Börs
||Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 Turku
||+358 2 337 3800
Sokos Hotel City Börs
||Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku
||+358 2 337 3800
Radisson Blue Marina Palace Hotel Turku
||Linnakatu 32, 20100 Turku
||99€ (view to street) / 109€ (view to river)
||109 € (view to street) / 119 € (view to river)
||+358 20 1234 710
Holiday Inn Turku
||Eerikinkatu 28, 20100 Turku
||+358 2 338211
||Eerikinkatu 30, 20100 Turku
||+358 2 2181000
Please do the reservation before 1.7.2013
Please quote the allotment code ICEC2013 when making a booking.
Good to Know
In August the temperature rises to between 20 and 23 degrees. You can check the weather forecasts:
Current weather in Turku
For longer term forecast please visit Foreca Weather
From January 1st 2002 Euro is the currency used in Finland. Exchange rates can be found at xe.com/ucc/.
International credit card (e.g. Visa, MasterCard)
are accepted almost anywhere from the smallest shops to the biggest
You can also withdraw cash from the ATMs with your
credit card. ATMs in Finland are marked with an orange sign. There are
some "Otto" ATMs all over the country.
Eating and Drinking in Turku
During summertime Finns like to use the possibility
to enjoy the sun so outdoor cafes and bars can be full. In Turku you
can relax after a long conference day in some of the many restaurants or
bars found under links below.
People usually gather by the river, which flows
throught the center of the city, and spend time in one of the many
riverboat bars and cafes found there.
Turku Touring: Food & Drink
Information about Finland from politics to nature
GMT +2 hours
50Hz 230V. You might need an adapter
Getting to Turku
There are some international flights (e.g.
Stockholm-Turku, 45 minutes) directly to Turku Airport, which is
situated 8 km from the city centre, reachable by taxi or by bus. From
Helsinki, a major European flight hub for Europe to Asia connections,
there is a 30 minutes domestic flight to Turku Airport, or a 2.5 hours
bus connection to downtown Turku, alternatively there is a very
convenient train connection via Helsinki.
For those in search for more exotic travel
arrangement there is an optional voyage via Stockholm, Sweden, by
regular cruise line ferries that cross the Archipelago Sea through one
of the most scenic archipelagos in the world (approximately 12h trip).
Finnish buses and coaches offer a safe, affordable
and an environmentally friendly way of commuting and travelling in your
free time. The network, which covers the whole country, ensures
efficient connections to destinations all over Finland. A comfortable
ride is ensured by fully equipped high-standard coaches. Accurate
scheduling guarantees smooth coordination with other modes of public
transport, with local buses completing the range of services. Regular
international bus services are also available.
Timetables rates and tickets can be found at Matkahuolto's website
Trains in Finland are operated by VR. VR offers
train passengers a wide variety of services in long-distance and
Helsinki Metropolitan Area services. VR operates nearly 320
long-distance services every day of which six between Finland and
Russia. Helsinki Metropolitan Area is serviced by approximately 850
commuter train services per day.
VR Passenger Services is part of VR Ltd, the
biggest company in VR Group. VR-Group is totally owned by the state and
it was incorporated in 1995. Finnish Rail Administration is responsible
for maintaining the rail network and buildin new lines with funds
budgetet by the state. VR operates rail services on the rail network and
pays track fee to the state. VR-Track Ltd provides track planning,
buildingn and maintenance services to the state.
Timetables rates and tickets can be found at VR.fi
Taxis in Finland
Whether you are travelling alone or with a group,
you can always trust a Finnish taxi. Vehicles are top quality and the
drivers are honest professionals. Taxi centres are found in the
telephone directory under Taksi. You can also take a taxi by hailing or
at taxi stands. When the taxi light is on, the cab is available. At
airports, boat terminals, hotels and other service facilities you can
request assistance from the staff.
Besides cars, taxi traffic also features 8-seat
vans ordered in advance, taxis specialised in wheelchair transport,
taxis equipped with ski racks or even strachers, and limousines. When
ordering a taxi, you can request for a taxi driver that speaks foreign
languages. Taxis also perform courier service functions. Special
requests are easier to satisfy when you book the taxi in advance.
The phone number for the taxi service in Turku is +358 200 41
Along with cash, the taxi rides may usually be paid
with credit cards and bank cards. A receipt is issued for the taxi
ride, and the fee includes the value added tax. The taxi meter is
switched on from the address where the passenger boards the taxi so
there is no bargaining of the price. The meter first shows the taxi
trip's basic charge.
At airports, there are also taxis specialised in
group transportation. These drive passengers from the airport to the
city centre or other the way around according to a pre-announced per
person price regardless of the trip's lenght.
For Visa and other documents required to travel Finland please visit Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage.
If you need a certificate or some kind of letter for applying for a visa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
and mention ICEC2013 in your e-mail.