Travel and accommodation


A quota of rooms has been reserved for the Sexual Cultures Conference participants in hotels in the city centre and close to the conference venue. Below is a short presentation of the hotels. 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.

For more information, please contact Aboa Congress and Event Services. Below is also a list of some other hotel/hostel accommodation options.

Conference Hotels

Centro Hotel
Yliopistonkatu 12a, 20100 Turku

Centro Hotel is centrally located, close to the Market Square, but away from the hubbub of the city, in an inner courtyard. Centro is simple, modern hotel with a personal touch. Centro hotel offers peaceful and comfortable accommodation. A wireless internet connection is available during your stay. For more information please visit the hotel website.

Single room 115,00 eur/night
Double room 150,00 eur/night

Hotel Scandic Julia
Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 Turku

Hotel 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.

Hotel Scandic Julia is certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Single room 112,00 eur/night
Double room 132,00 eur/night

Hotel Scandic Plaza
Yliopistonkatu 29, 20100 Turku

Hotel Scandic Plaza is a comfortable hotel with stylish and harmonious interiors in the centre of Turku, along a promenade next to the Market Square. The Hansa shopping centre is located just across from the hotel and the banks of the Aurajoki River just a short walk away. Facilities include restaurant Bryggman´s, gym and a parking garage next door.

Hotel Scandic Plaza is certified under the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Single room 114,00 eur/night
Double room 134,00 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 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 (except in case of illness documented with a doctor’s note). The hotel has the right to charge the guest for cancellations made later than 2 weeks before arrival 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 accommodation 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.

Solo Sokos Hotel Turku Seurahuone
Eerikinkatu 23, 20100 Turku

Solo Sokos Hotel Turku Seurahuone is located in the centre of Turku, just a few blocks from the Market Square and from the Aurajoki river banks. The true classic design by Turku-based architects in the 1920s is being modernized and will be re-opened during spring 2019.

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund
Eerikinkatu 11, 20100 Turku

Original Sokos Hotel Wiklund is completely renewed urban hotel with restaurants and will be 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.

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

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. A wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel.

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

Holiday Club Caribia
Kongressikuja 1, 20540 Turku

Holiday Club Caribia is a spa hotel, situated on the outskirts of Turku city centre. Caibia hotel 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.

Conference Hotel Linnasmäki
Lustokatu 7, 20380 Turku

Conference Hotel Linnasmäki is located on the outskirts of Turku city centre, distance from the Market Square is approximately 4,5 km. Linnasmäki hotel offers affordable and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful and natural environment. The jogging trail is accessible directly from the hotel and their courtyard is a splendid place for spending time together. You can also use the hotel gym at no charge. A wireless internet connection and free parking is available during your stay.

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.

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.


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.

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 25 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 11 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.