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IRTP Excursion day June 29, 2024 | Book a place now!

A warm welcome along on the IRTP 2024 conference Saturday field trip Saturday June 29th!

This excursion day will take you to Själö (Seili) island by ferry, an island in the nearby archipelago. On this beautiful island a leper colony was established by order of the Swedish king in 1619. As leprosy began to disappear from Finland during the 18th century, a mental asylum was built on the main island where for women that needed caretaking, or, in some instances, were seen as ‘difficult’ by their families or the society. The historical buildings are still used, nowdays by the Turku university and a as tourism facilities, and the beautiful island is well worth a visit both for its history and for the special nature and culture surroundings.

The excursion day will look like this:

  • 10:00 Pickup from your hotel Kalkstrand, Pargas. If you are checking out from the hotel, please check out well before 10am, and place your luggage in the hotel luggage room reserved for the conferance, the bus will take you to the hotel after the excursion in order to get the luggage before taking those who want to the bus station.
  • 10:20 Stop at Sattmark Café. Sattmark cottage is a idyllic cottage from the 18th century, representing the traditional way of building in the archipelago. The cottage, built by Sattmark manor as one of many smallholdings, has been a home of boatsmen and later of crofters for the estate. Refreshments at your own expence.
  • 10:55 Bus continues toward the Nagu ferry
  • 11:45 Arrival at Nagu
  • 12:00 Ship MS Norrskär from Nagu harbor to Själö island (20 minutes)
  • 12:20 Arrival at Själö Island (read more about Själö on )
    Guided roundtrip on Själö
  • 14:00 Lunch in the main building (not included, price 16,90€)
  • Free time to explore
  • 15:30 Departure with MS Norrskär to Nagu
  • 16:00 Arrival to Nagu and bus boarding, departure towards Pargas
  • 17:10 Hotel Kalkstrand for those staying there and for fetching the luggage of those continuing to the bus station.
  • 17:25 Pargas bus station for bus to Turku for those departing from the archipelago. Bus 801 departs for Turku 17:35 and 18:05.

Please register on this page at the latest June 10th, 2024.

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