ESEB2019 – European Society for Evolutionary Biology

General information

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, the 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 market place for acts of commerce. Turku has them all! Please visit the Visit Turku website for more information.

Turku has an international airport, located 8 km from the city centre, and it is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga or Gdansk.

If you fly to Helsinki, there are regular buses and train to take you to Turku. The trip by bus or train from the Helsinki airport to Turku takes about 2-3 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 Silja Line and Viking Line. The ferry takes about 10 hrs. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the Visit Turku website.

More practical information will be added closer to the congress.