Location and Venue

The Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC2020) will be held in Tallinn University, 10 August to 13 August 2020. All campus buildings are connected to each other with glass corridors and there will be signs pointing directions to the Conference rooms. You will be able to access the free network connection called TLU in Tallinn University campus. Most of the cafes in town have free internet connection. All the hotel rooms also have WIFI. You can also use your institute’s eduroam account at Tallinn University.

Tallinn University is located 500 metres from UNESCO Heritage Site Tallinn Old Town and 500 metres from one of the biggest urban recreational parks in Estonia - Kadriorg. The university is located in the distance of 5 min walk from Tallinn harbour and 15 min by bus, tram or taxi from Tallinn Airport.

Conference venue is fully accessible for people with challenged mobility. It is equipped with wheelchair ramps, self-opening doors, speaking elevators and handicap toilets.  Low-floor trams operate on the tram line to University with certain frequency.

Tallinn University
Uus-Sadama 5                                                                    
10120 Tallinn, Estonia                                                            
Website: www.tlu.ee 



To accommodate conference participants, a number of rooms have been reserved at hotels from among which every participant should find a suitable option.

Given the fact that the number of rooms available in individual hotels is limited, the accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

When making reservations, please remember to add booking reference code or use the specific link provided below in order to avail of the special price offered by the hotels.

We would like to notice You that it is the high season in Estonia at that time. If You do decide not to use the options of accommodation that we are offering (please see below), then we advise You to book accommodation early enough.

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn (Narva mnt 7C, 10117 Tallinn)


Park Inn Central is ideally located in the heart of Tallinn where the Old Town is a mere stone’s throw away. The hotel is ten minutes on foot from the Port of Tallinn and 3 km from airport. All Hotel Central’s guestrooms have up-to-date décor and offer multi-channel and pay TV, free WiFi Internet and blackout curtains. Each room has a mini-bar, hairdryer and direct-dial telephone. Hotel facilities also include a conference center, and Cafe Kompass for fine-dining.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 0,8 km (10 minute walking distance)

Rate: standard 95/105 EUR single/double

  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, gym, WiFi.
  • Prices are valid during the time period of 9-14.08.2020. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact the hotel. 
  • For booking please use this LINK.
  • Do not forget to use the password NHC20.

Tallink Express Hotel (Sadama 9, Tallinn, Estonia)


Tallink Express Hotel is located only 10-minute walk from Tallinn`s Old Town. The hotel´s 166 comfortable rooms, restaurant Tempo, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a business corner, large car park and even a children's play area quarantee you a memorable stay.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 20 minutes walking distance

Rate: 74 EUR/night/single and double

  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, WiFi.
  • Prices are valid during the time period of 9-14.08.2020. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact the hotel. 
  • For bookings please send an e-mail to hotelbooking@tallink.ee and use the password NHC20.

Nordic Hotel Forum**** (Viru väljak 3, Tallinn, Estonia)


Nordic Hotel Forum, the superior four-star business and conference hotel, welcomes you in the heart of Tallinn. With prominent location on the edge of the Tallinn Old Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests at Nordic Hotel Forum have a choice of 267 rooms: all spacious and elegantly furnished, with every detail carefully considered. Each room contains air-conditioning, an LCD TV, Wi-Fi, a safe deposit box, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board and a hairdryer. If necessary, we have rooms suitable for disabled people and people with allergies. In the hotel guests can enjoy a variety of complimentary amenities – Wi-Fi all over the hotel, entrance to the leisure centre on the top floor of the hotel from 07:00-22:00 which includes sauna, steam bath, an indoor pool 5x9 m and a jacuzzi. There is a 24/7 gym to work out in. Shopping and entertainment venues are all within walking distance. By taxi, Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is just 10 minutes away, while the port is only 5 minutes away.

Approximate distance from Tallinn University: 1.1 km (14 minute walking distance)

A special accommodation rate at Nordic Hotel Forum applies for the NHC2020 delegates.

Standard single room 139 EUR/night
Standard twin/double room 139 EUR/night

  • Rates are inclusive of VAT, buffet breakfast, access to the Leisure Center, WiFi. Given rates are valid until 17.07.2020. After that special price is subject to availability.
  • Prices are valid during the time period of 8-15.08.2020. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact the hotel. 
  • Bookings can be made via hotel booking link, please click HERE.
  • Do not forget to use the password NHC20.

Travel information

Travelling to Tallinn

The only international airport is in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. There is good air connection between Tallinn and other European countries. Further information on airport website. Tallinn can also be reached by ferry from Helsinki and Stockholm. The Old City Harbour is situated right in the city centre. Further information on website.

Practical travel information: please click HERE.

How to get to Tallinn City Centre?

From the Tallinn Airport

To get to the Tallinn University from the Airport, we kindly suggest you to take a taxi. There are taxies available in front of the Airport building. Since Tallinn Airport is fairly small you will easily see the taxies waiting in front of the arrivals gate. The cost of taxi drive to the Tallinn University should be approximately 13 EUR. About the same rate applies when driving to one of the pre-booked hotels (Park Inn Central or Nordic Hotel Forum).

You can also use public transportation. You can take tram number 4 that takes you to Hobujaama station. From here you can either walk to the University (ca 7 minutes) or change to trams number 1 or 3, with a direction to Kadriorg.

The airport’s bus stop is located in front of the terminal of arrivals.Bus No. 2 travels on the route Mõigu - Passenger Port. In the city centre the bus stops next to Viru Keskus at A. Laikmaa Street. From the airport to the city, find schedule named ''Moigu-Reisisadam'' where the bus stop ''Lennujaam'' means the Airport.

Tickets are sold by the driver upon entering. Both paper tickets and rechargeable smart cards are available also from the R-Kiosk in the Passenger Terminal. The ticket costs 2 EUR when bought from the driver and will grant you the right for one ride; prices are cheaper with smart cards. See webpage for more details on smartcards. You can also buy ticket by mobile phone, more details HERE.

Timetable is available HERE.

There is Airport Shuttle service available at Tallinn Airport. Price for 1-7 people to the city centre is 18 EUR. Price for further destinations are subject to agreement. As a means of payment cash and credit cards are accepted. In order to save time it is recommended to pre-order your transfer by sending an e-mail to info@airporttransfer.ee

From the Port of Tallinn

Your road to Tallinn University from the port of Tallinn depends on which terminal you land. If you arrive at Terminal D, you can simply walk to the university. From other terminals you should take a taxi. You can find taxis in front of the harbour building (and if you can’t find one, please turn to the information desk). The taxi drive to Tallinn University should cost approximately 7 EUR.

Public transportation in Tallinn

Public transportation in Tallinn is by buses, trams and trolley buses. Tickets are sold by the driver upon entering. Both paper tickets and rechargeable smart cards are available also from the R-Kiosk in the Passenger Terminal. The ticket costs 2 EUR when bought from the driver and will grant you the right for one ride; prices are cheaper with smart cards. See webpage for more details on smartcards. You can also buy ticket by mobile phone, more details HERE.

Timetable is available HERE.

PS! You can also buy a 24h ticket that costs €3, but you will need a Smartcard for that, which can be bought from R-kiosks by the terminal. More information about public transport can be found HERE.


Cost of taxi is approximately 0, 55 EUR /per kilometre + starting fare 2,88 EUR. Most of the taxis do not accept payments by card.

Recommended companies are:

Tallink takso, phone +372 6408 921 (card payments accepted)

Tulika takso, phone +372 6120 000 (card payments accepted)

The taxi fares may slightly vary depending on the traffic and company. Please note that most of the taxies accept only cash payments, therefore you should change some money in advance, or do it at the currency exchange points (there are exchange points at the airport and at the harbour).

Practical information


One of Europe’s emerging and most dynamic event and travel destinations, Estonia rarely fails to impress conference delegates with its combination of culture and city experiences, nature, centuries-old charm and amazingly modern, high-tech solutions.

First-time visitors are sure to be surprised by Estonia’s boutique ambience and captivated by the beauty of its rugged coastlines and pristine natural environment. In the charming capital and smaller towns one can experience both the medieval ages and also the more recent history of the country and learn about the unique culture that has been preserved by the small Estonian nation of only 1,2 million people.

Furthermore, visitors are sure to be impressed to learn about the dramatic transformation the country has undergone over the last couple decades, not only catching up with Western neighbours, but even pulling ahead of them with Estonian digital society. As much as it values its history, Estonia is one of the most technologically-minded countries in the world, a place where free WiFi coverage is available practically everywhere.

  • For more information about Estonia please click HERE.
  • Practical travel information HERE.




Tallinn is Estonia’s capital, and with a population of just over 440,000, it is the largest city in the country. The city is best known for its stunning Old Town, a centuries-old neighbourhood of cobblestone lanes, gabled houses, Gothic churches and charming squares, all surrounded by a system of sturdy defensive walls and towers. The area, which is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the spiritual heart of the city as well as the hub of its dining and nightlife scene. There are, quite simply, very few cities in the world that can rival Tallinn for its well- preserved medieval buildings and timeless atmosphere. Outside the walls of Old Town, Tallinn presents a number of exciting neighbourhoods to discover, each with a very different feel. The city’s modern side comes to light in the ultra-cool Rotermann City commercial/cultural zone as well as in the edgier Telliskivi area, a reclaimed industrial quarter exploding with creative and social energy. Both these districts are extremely central, making them perfect locales for meals and meet-ups around conference time. A bit farther out, a sense of serene, aristocratic refinement can be found among the park, palaces and art museums of Kadriorg, while the beach and forests of Pirita cater to those who love the great outdoors. In short, there’s something for everyone!

For more information about Tallinn please click HERE.


Other useful links:

  • 10 Estonian Experiences Every Visitor Should Have: click  HERE.
  • 10 Great Ways to Spend Your Time in Tallinn: click HERE.
  • Make Sure You Extend Your Conference Stay – Top 10 Things to Do in Tallinn, Estonia: click HERE.