The conference will take place at the Estonian Literary Museum (Vanemuise street 42, Tartu)

The Estonian Literary Museum is a leading centre for Estonian Studies in Estonia; its aims include the preservation of Estonian language and culture, advancement of Estonian Studies and participation in international research and development activities. The Estonian Literary Museum functions as an integrated institution that consists of archival units and research groups. The main activities of the Estonian Literary Museum include basic and applied research mainly in the fields of folklore and the study of religions, research into literature, art and culture, cultural history, life writing, ethnomusicology and bibliography, as well as participation in the respective research and development activities in the field; strategic and systematic collection, long-term preservation and scholarly study of Estonian intangible cultural heritage; making availale the results of the scholarly research as well as source materials of the intangible cultural heritage in scholarly, educational and popularising publications as well as in mediation by digital environments and as a public service. The Estonian Literary Museum is old and dignified, yet at the same time it is a dynamic, future-oriented institution; it values traditions, directs and leads positive developments in the field and integrates innovative new technologies into activities related to the preservation of cultural heritage and its mediation to the public.

The venue is easily accessible by foot from the city centre, bus station, and train station. Public transport buses No 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 18, 20, 24 go through the city centre and stop at bus stops Riiamäe and Pauluse, which are close to the venue. A ticket for one trip can be bought from the bus driver for 1,50 EUR.

Travel by air

Finnair operates flights between Helsinki (FIN) and Tartu Ülenurme Airport (EST).

From the airport to Tartu

Tartu Ülenurme Airport (TAY) is located 11 km from Tartu and is accessible by taxi.

The airport's information service: +(372) 605 8888, e-mail

The price for taxi is approx. 11 EUR.

Travel by land

There is a bus service between Tartu and neighbouring countries in the south and east. The service is provided by Lux Express, Eurolines, and Ecolines.

Some buses between Tallinn–Tartu also have a scheduled stop at the airport. However, not all buses have on-demand stops at the airport, meaning that you should make sure to choose the correct line. Information on bus lines and stops can be found HERE. The airport bus station has a self-service ticket dispenser where you can buy tickets for buses stopping at the airport on the way to Tartu. The machine accepts card payments.

Tartu is also accessible by train from Tallinn (service provided by Elron) and the stop to board the train is Ülemiste. In order to get to the stop you have to leave the airport in the direction of Ülemiste shopping centre and pass through the shopping centre.

Your stay in Tartu

Hotel Barclay

  • Noble hotel in Tartu city centre, Ülikooli 8
  • Twin rooms 80€ night
  • The price entails breakfast and 9% VAT.
  • Individual bookings can be annulled 2 work days prior to arrival. In case of later annulment or non-show, you will be charged for the first night.
  • Booked rooms are held until 18:00 on the day of arrival, unless the booking is guaranteed. Late arrivals, please call +372 7447 100. Bookings can be guaranteed by credit card.
  • Check-in from 14:00, check-out from 12:00.
  • Contact:


    • Popular riverside hotel, Soola 6.
    • Single room 65€ night
    • Twin room 75€ night
    • 24-h service, free WiFi, free parking
    • Contact:

      Hektor Hostels

      • New hostel in Karlova district, near Literary Museum, Riia 26
      • Twin room, separate beds, private bathroom 45€ night/room
      • Double room, wide bed, private bathroom 45€ night/room
      • Private single room, shared bathroom 27€ night/room
      • Private single room, private bathroom 33€ night/room
      • Check-in starts in Hektor Hostel at 14:00 and check-out at 12:00
      • The prices include free WiFi and use of sauna, breakfast is not included. Breakfast is 5€/person/morning
      • Contact: or

        Academus Hostel

        • Affordable accommodation, near Literary Museum, Pepleri 14
        • Price from 28 € single room
        • Price from 28 € twin room for one person, price from 36 € twin room for two persons
        • The price for extra bed is EUR 6
        • Discounts for ISIC, ITIC or IYTC cardholders
        • Prices for rooms do not include breakfast
        • Check-in from 2:00 p.m., check-out until 11:00 a.m.
        • Rooms with a TV set, shower, kitchenette and free WiFi.
        • Contact: or + 372 5306 6620

          Looming Hostel

          • Eco-friendly hostel, near Literary Museum, Kastani 38
          • Double room with a large bed 32€ – 38€
          • Twin room with two separate beds 32€ – 38€
          • Double/twin room with private bathroom and kitchenette and balcony 45€ – 56€
          • Bed in a 6-bed mixed dorm 13€ – 16€; bed in an 8-bed mixed dorm 12€ – 14€
          • Extra bed 12€
          • Breakfast 2€
          • Check-in from 2:00 p.m., check-out until 11:00 a.m.
          • Free WiFi.
          • Contact: or +372 56 99 43 98