European Society for Ecological Economics Conference | ESEE2019


A quota of rooms has been reserved for the ESEE2019 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 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.

Please see the conference MAP for locations.


Scandic Julia
Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku

Scandic Julia is a modern, recently renovated hotel in the centre of Turku. Everything is close at hand. The congress venues are just a short walk away.
Our organic breakfast buffet is included!

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.  Guests at Julia always have access to free WiFi in their room and throughout the hotel’s public areas.

From the hotel, it’s easy to explore all of the city’s major sights, such as Turku Castle and the museums. The Old Suurtori grand marketplace is so close, it’s actually visible just across the river.

Hotel Scandic Julia is certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

single standard 148,00 eur

Hotel Scandic Plaza
Yliopistonkatu 29, 20100 Turku

Hotel Scandic Plaza is a comfortable hotel with stylish and harmonious interiors in the centre of Turku. The congress venues are within walking distance or otherwise easily reachable. Our organic breakfast buffet is included!

You can exercise in our gym and in the summer you can borrow a bicycle from the hotel reception. The nearby Aurajoki River and its banks are a good place to get to know either on foot or by bike.

Hotel Scandic Plaza is certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.

single standard 146,00 eur
double standard 166,00 eur

Holiday Club Caribia   FULLY BOOKED!
Kongressikuja 1, 20540 Turku

Hotel Caribia, situated on the outskirts of Turku’s 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. You’re welcome to embrace the sources of energy that surround you – The hotel Caribia is ready to welcome you! The hotel fee includes free use of the spa and wellness centre.

single standard 138,00 eur
double standard 158,00 eur

Centro Hotel   FULLY BOOKED!
Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku

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

single standard 110,00 eur
double standard 140,00 eur

Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel   FULLY BOOKED!
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. 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.

single standard or river view 128,00 eur
double standard or river view 138,00 eur

Room reservation and cancellation conditions:

Reserved room will be held until 6 pm 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.

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 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, cozy 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.

Guesthouse Tapuli
Kaivokatu 14, 20520 Turku

A small and cozy guesthouse that is located near the university.

Omena Hotel Turku
Humalistonkatu 7, 20100 Turku

An affordable self-service hotel in the city centre.

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 hosts 211 apartments in Turku. Forenom is the largest furnished apartments provider in the Nordic countries. Have a look at Forenom’s apartments in 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.

Please note! The last day of the conference,  Friday 21 June, is the Mid-summer eve in Finland (”Juhannus”) and one of the main public holidays. Please note that this public holiday also affects public transportation schedules in Finland. General information about the Finnish Mid-summer can be found here: Visit Finland -webpage.


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

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).

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 (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 25 euros. All taxis accept credit/debit cards. 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.

Please note that the bus and train timetables from Helsinki to Turku for June are not yet available, timetables will be published around mid-April.

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 congress venue here.

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