Kuvaaja: Hanna Oksanen

Venue

The conference venue

The conference will be held in Turku, Finland. On Wednesday, 6 March registration and keynote lecture are held at Educarium (address Assistentinkatu 5) and the reception at the Turku City Hall (address Aurakatu 2). The sessions on Thursday, 7 March and Friday, 8 March are held in Brinkkala (address Vanha Suurtori 3) and Geohouse (address Akatemiankatu 1). On Thursday, 7 March the Conference Dinner and its after party are held at Private Restaurant Piazza (address Linnankatu 3).

All the premises are at the walking distance from each other, and sufficient time for changing the location is put aside. However, tips for moving around the city with public transport and taxi can be found below. We also offer deals for hotels, that are situated near the conference premises, details coming up later.

Accessibility

The conference venues are accessible, except for the Brinkkala venue (address Vanha Suurtori 3), in which the lecture rooms are on the first floor without an elevator. Some of the sessions will be held there.

The excursion will not be completely accessible, since there are sites on a small hills or without clear paths. Others will be easy to access, and we try to keep the tour as accessible as possible. Note there might still be some snow and ice on the ground in March.

For information about moving around the city, see the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions about accessibility, contact ntag2024turku@gmail.com.

See a map about entrances and their accessibility here >Nordic TAG 2024_Building entrances

Information about the City of Turku and the University

Turku is a beautiful coastal city in South-Western Finland with 192,000 inhabitants. It´s oldest town in Finland, and its history has been studied in several archaeological excavations. Visible reminders of its medieval background are Turku Cathedral, Turku Castle, and archaeological museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Art and history museums, cafes and restaurants are gathered near the river Aurajoki, which is running through the city.

Information about visiting Turku > Visit Turku website

Turku has two universities, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. University of Turku has been founded 1920, although the city’s history with university education is much longer, dating back to 17th century. The University of Turku has a wide and vivid campus next to the city center. University’s Department of Archaeology has its focus especially in the study of the Iron Age and the Middle Ages as well as utilizing methods from the natural sciences.

Information about University of Turku > University of Turku website

You can read more about Department of Archaeology at the University of Turku campus > Geohouse website and about the Degree Programme in Digital Culture, Landscape and Cultural Heritage > Degree Programme website. Collaborating with the conference is also Turku Museum Centre > Turku Museum Centre website and the City of Turku > City of Turku website

Hotel deals

We offer bonus codes for the rooms in the Scandic, Sokos and Holiday Club hotels. They are available only a limited time so book  as early as you can! You can see the details and how to book here > Hotel offer codes

Moving around the city

Turku has great footpaths, but if you want to use the accessible city buses, visit Föli website or download the app. The city of Turku offers QR codes for the conference guests to use public transport for free. The QR codes will be shared at the conference venue. Several buses move e.g. between Educarium and Turku City hall > Föli website.

You can also easily rent bikes that are available everywhere around the city > Fölläri bikes on Föli website

There are also several taxi companies in Finland, that are safe to use. You can order taxi e.g. via 02 Taxi > 02 Taxi website