SASP 2008


Important dates

Call for abstracts

Scientific programme

Social programme



General information

Contact information

General Information

Congress venue
Hotel Radisson SAS Marina Palace, centrally located on the banks of the river Aurajoki. Address: Linnankatu 32  

Congress map (.pdf)

Turku, the congress city
Turku is the oldest university town and the former capital of Finland. Turku is well-known for its location in a beautiful archipelago.
For more information on Turku and the surrounding areas, please visit the Turku Tourings website.

The Turku Cathedral parkTravelling to Turku
Turku is easy to reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm or Copenhagen. In addition, there is a regular ExpressBus connection to Turku from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport (every hour, day and night). The journey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively you may take a train from the Helsinki city centre railway station. If you are travelling via Stockholm, you might prefer to take a ferry through the beatiful achirpelago. The daily ferryboat connections are operated by Viking Line and Silja Line, and the duration of the voyage is about 12 hours.

Transport information:
Finnair, airline information, timetables
SAS, airline information, timetables (check also SAS Turku-Copenhagen route info letter)
Viking line, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
Tallink Silja, ferryboat connections from Stockholm
The Finnish Rail, timetables, train connections
Matkahuolto travel Services, Finnish long-distance buses

Current weather in Turku

The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex (currency exchange company, address: Eerikinkatu 12, 20100 Turku). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).






Suomen Joutsen  

Registration and accommodation:

Congress Office/SASP 2008
University of Turku
Lemminkäisenkatu 14-18 A
20520 Turku, Finland

Tel. +358 2 333 6485 or 6342
Fax +358 2 333 5008


Design 2007 by Mika Elmeranta
Photos by Turku City Image Bank

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