Photos by Toms Grinbergs

Venue & travel


The conference will be held at

House of Nature of University of Latvia
Jelgavas iela 1

Travel to Riga

Riga International Airport has direct flights from all major cities in Scandinavia, Baltics and rest of Europe. Several low-cost airlines also fly there.
Riga International Coach Terminal provides bus transportation from Tallinn, Vilnius and other cities in the Baltic States.



We suggest the Hotel Radisson Blu Daugava (within walking distance from the conference venue) or AVALON HOTEL & Conferences (located in the Old Town, with convenient public transport connections). Participants will receive a conference discount code upon registration.


Access to the venue

The House of Nature (Dabas māja) of the University of Latvia is located in the central zone of the city, near the National Library of Latvia and the Daugava river. It is easily accessible for visitors by public transport (see below) or on foot (1 km) from the Old Town (Vecrīga).

From Riga International Airport (RIX)

The conference venue is about 10 km from Riga International Airport. Bus No 22 runs between the city centre and the Airport every 15 minutes and has a stop at the National Library of Latvia.
Timetable of Bus Line 22

From Riga International Coach Terminal and Riga Central Station

The coach terminal and central station are located 2.3 km (6 min drive) from the Campus. Tram Lines 1, 2, 5 and 10 from stop 13.janvāra iela (stop at the Riga International Coach Terminal) or Grēcinieku iela to stop Nacionālā Bibliotēka (National Library of Latvia)
Timetable of Tram Line 1 Timetable of Tram Line 5

Bus Line 23, from Stop 13.janvāra iela to Stop LU Akadēmiskais Centrs (in the front of the Campus)
Timetable of Bus Line 23

By Taxi

Taxis are waiting outside the terminal building of the airport. We suggest using BalticTaxi (+371 20008500). 


Other Information


Citizens of the EU and many other countries (see full list here) do not require a visa to enter Latvia. If your country is not listed, please find out about entry requirements here.


Official currency in Latvia is EURO.


Latvian electrical standards are 50Hz, 220 volts.


Tap water is potable.

Emergency services

In case of emergency dial 112 for police, fire or ambulance.