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from the 28th of July to the 4th of August in Roosta, Estonia

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NSU has arranged shuttle buses between Tallinn and Roosta for all participants on the day of arrival and the day of departure.

The buses will depart from Tallinn (address: Mere puiestee 5, in front of Vene kultuurikeskus) on 28th of July at 15:00 and 18:00 in the evening. If you are arriving later than 18:00 in the evening, please contact ARRKOM so that we can arrange a transfer for you. On departure day, the 4th of August, the buses will depart from Roosta and drive back to the same address in Tallinn at 08:00 in the morning and 12:00 at noon. The bus ride takes approximately one hour and 40 minutes.

The ticket prices for the shuttle buses are 8 euros for adults and 4 euros for children. Tickets for the shuttle buses can be bought in advance via our web shop



Registration is closed. Late payments accepted til the 30th of June.

Questions about accommodation issues and payments can be asked at ARRKOM's email -





Organised by NSU for the participants

The buses will depart from Tallinn (address: Mere puiestee 5, in front of Vene kultuurikeskus) on 28th of July in the afternoon and evening at 3 and 6 PM.

It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Tallinn to Roosta.

If you are arriving later than 18:00 in the evening, please contact ARRKOM so that we can arrange a transfer for you.

How to reach the departure point

  •  From the airport: take tram nr 4 (direction Tondi) to Hobujaama station, walk to Mere puiestee (google maps view)

  • From Tallinn Coach station, take tram nr 2 (direction Kopli) or 4 (Tondi) to Hobujaama stop, walk to Mere puiestee (google maps view)

  • From the railway station (Balti jaam) take tram nr 1 (direction Kadriorg) or nr 2 (direction Ülemiste), the tram stop „Mere puiestee“ it at the meeting point.

  • From the ferry terminal A and B it is best to walk: google maps view

  • From the ferry termina D it is best to walk: google maps view

Public transportation to Roosta

Bus connection Tallinn-Haapsalu-Elbiku (schedule for Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of July):

Option nr 1: Bus nr 734 (Tallinn-Haapsalu, company GoBus) departs from Tallinn coach station (Lastekodu 46, Tallinn) at 9.20 – arrives at Uuemõisa bus stop at 10.52. Bus nr 28 (Haapsalu-Dirhami) departs from Uuemõisa bus stop at 11.07 and arrives to Elbiku at 11.41.

Option nr 2: Bus nr 862 (Tallinn-Haapsalu, company GoBus) departs from Tallinn coach station (Lastekodu 46, Tallinn) at 12.50 – arrives at Haapsalu bus station at 14.35. Bus nr 15 (Haapsalu-Dirhami-Nõva-Variku) departs from Haapsalu bus station at 14.50 and arrives to Elbiku at 15.31.

Option nr 3: Bus nr 863 (Tallinn-Haapsalu, company GoBus) depart from Tallinn coach station (Lastekodu 46, Tallinn) at 14.15 and arrives at Haapsalu bus station at 16.00. Bus nr 28 (Haapsalu-Dirhami) departs from Haapsalu bus station at 16.10 and arrives to Elbiku at 16.51.

All Tallinn-Haapsalu buses depart from Tallinn coach station (Tallinna bussijaam, Lastekodu 46, Tallinn). The bus also stops at different places in Haapsalu before arriving in the Haapsalu bus station (Haapsalu bussijaam, Raudtee 2, Haapsalu). Local buses depart from Haapsalu bus station. There are other departures available from Tallinn to Haapsalu, but only a three buses depart from Haapsalu to Elbiku. Intercity bus timetables are available online:

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Tallinn Coach Station. Different companies can have diferent prices, but ride to Haapsalu is approximately 5 to 9 euros.

However, when in need, you can take a taxi from Haapsalu to Roosta holiday village. It will be a cost, since the drive is 35 km and the taxi will then probably charge you two ways.

Taxi numbers in Haapsalu:

E.T.X takso

tel +372 473 3500 or 1700

Esra takso

tel +372 473 4200 or 1300

Haapsalu Takso

tel +372 4733330; +372 5151050 or 1200


Transportation for NSU participants

The buses will depart from Roosta holiday village on 4th of August at 8 AM and 12 PM. It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to get from Roosta to Tallinn.

The drop off point in Tallinn city center will be at Mere puiestee 5 (in front of Vene Kultuurikeskus). From there you can take a tram nr 4 to Tallinn Coach Station and Tallinn Airport (departs from Hobujaama station) or walk to the ferries (about a 15 minute walk to terminal A/B or D). Or take tram nr 2 and 1 (direction Kopli) to reach the railway station (Balti jaam).

By public transportation 

Depending on the day that you have to leave, you can check the daily departures of buses to Haapsalu. Buses to Tallinn depart from Haapsalu almost every hour (the last bus to Tallinn leaves at 20.50). Check tpilet for exact departure times.

Pay attention that at weekends the buses to and from Tallinn can be full, so it is best to book your ticket in advance (you can do that online at tpilet website).

If you need to go to Haapsalu during the summer sessioon, please be aware that there are only few buses going every day from Elbiku to Haapsalu and back. Buses to Haapsalu depart from Elbiku bus stop which is at 10 minute walking distance from the Roosta holiday village main building.

From Elbiku to Haapsalu bus station

Bus nr 15:

8.45 (only on Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat). Arrives at Haapsalu bus station at 9.25.

Bus nr 28:

11.56 (every day) Arrives at Haapsalu bus station at 12.36.

17.06 (every day). Arrives at Haapsalu bus station at 17.46.

Haapsalu bus station to Elbiku

Bus nr 15:

12.00 (only on Tue). Arrives in Elbiku at 12.41.

14.50 (only on Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun). Arrives in Elbiku at 15.31.

Bus nr 28:

11.00 (every day) Arrives in Elbiku at 11.41.

16.10 (every day). Arrives in Elbiku at 16.51.

Bus nr 15 and 28 are free of charge, but you need to check in with the driver.

All timetables and routes for the Lääne county (Läänemaa) regional buses can be found online: here

(timetables > county lines > Läänemaa). You can also use the route search: here




This year there will be three possible excursions. The number of participants is limited.

A trip to an island - Osmussar

maximum 35 participants

The unique features of Osmussaar are the rare bedrock outcrops, shingle deposits, erratic boulders, boulders of gneissic breccia, ecological communities, migration of birds, cultural heritage (Estonian Swedish) and military objects from soviet period.

Please take water bottles, wind- and rainproof clothing and flashlights with you. Don't forget comfortable footgear! 

Price is 35 € + busride.

Bus' departure time is 9.20, arrival at Dirham port is 9.40. Three small ships will departure at 10.00.

Whole excursion takes 6 hours. There will be a tour with a guide, 4-5 hours of hiking and lunch in the open air. 

An historical journey - Padise

maximum 49 participants

A guided tour includes: Keila-Joa Castle, Amandus Adamson Studiomuseum, Pakri lighthouse and Padise old castle hill.

Keila-Joa Castle (Schloss Fall Castle) is good example of Baltic German culture. There will be a walk and storytelling around its park.

Amandus Adamson (1855-1929) was an acclaimed Estonian sculptor, the studio museum is the best preserved building of pre-20th century Paldiski. Most of the museum's territory is occupied by a peacful garden, which also hold's the summer gallery. There is a permanent exhibition that mainly consists pieces introducing Keila-Joa Schloss Fall Castle history and its first owners. Next to this, there is a unique exhibition of the world anthems, which gives an excellent overview of the various national anthems and their composers.

Pakri lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Estonia and visitors may enjoy beautiful view from its tower. 

Price is 28,17€

Bus' departure time is 10.00

A visit to an historical and beautiful curort town - Haapsalu

maximum 49 participants

A guided tour includes a walk in the old town (including the famous promenade with the Tschaikovsky's Bench), a visit to Aibolands Museum (Estlandssvenskarnas Museum), Ants Laikmaa Museum, Evald Okas Museum and Ilon's Wonderland.

Haapsalu old town is well known by its beautiful old houses and cosy atmosphere as Haapsalu is an historical resort town.

Ants Laikmaa (1866-1942) was one of the most colourful personalities of Estonian art, having gained prominence both as a portrait painter and a landscape artist.

Evald Okas (1915-2011) has been part of Estonian art history for more than 60 years. His artistic personality was quite singular among Estonian artists and more typical to the Renaissance: always experimenting, embracing different fields of art in his works, and at the same time, being an outstanding art teacher.

Ilon's Wonderland is a gallery and theme centre for children and families based on the works of the world-famous illustrator of children’s books. 

Price is 34,42 €

Bus' departure time is 10.00, tour guide meets the group in front of the Haapsalu Railway Station at 10.35.



Registration for NSU 2019 is now open to participants

and to coordinators and keynotes

Remember that acceptance through a coordinator and registration does not automatically imply you can participate at the Summer Session. You will also have to pay:

Registration for summer session closes on the 3rd of June.

If you have further questions, send them to NSU 2019 arrangement commitee's email:



In addition to the general subsidies of the fees for the participants, NSU also offers a special program of scholarships and grants to support students and others with low income or particular needs, such as extra travel costs when traveling from the periphery of the Nordic region. In return, scholarship and grant receivers are asked to help the arrangement committee (ARRKOM) for a few hours during the week. Tasks may include taking care of some light practical work (like printing) and also writing about the overall experience. On arrival day, the ARRKOM will meet with grant and scholarship recipients to discuss tasks.

The application period (for scholarships and grants) ends on the 1st of May. ARRKOM notifies all the grants and scholarship recipients on the 15th of May.

All the information about applying is on NSU's support page



Activities in NSU revolve around thematic study circles, which explore widely diverse topics within the arts and humanities, natural and social sciences.

This year's study circles are:

  • Understanding Migration in Nordic and Baltic Countries

  • Cybiosis: Shaping Human-Technology Futures

  • Feminist Philosophy: Time, History and the Transformation of Thought

  • Narrative Memory: Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics

  • Patterns of Dysfunction in Contemporary Democracies; Impact on Human Rights and Governance

  • Critique in the Age of Populism

  • Artistic Research / Performing Heterotopia

  • Learning and Building in Times of Globalisation

  • Comics and Society: Research, Art and Cultural Politics

    More information about study circles is found on



Registration of functions (board, secretary, coordinators, keynotes, ARRKOM, mentors, youth leaders) lasts from the 1st of April to the 1st of May



Registration for the participants lasts from the 1st of May to the 15th of June


Arrival day at Roosta Puhkeküla
Coordinators and mentors arrive the day before (on the 27th)

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Roosta Puhkeküla (Holiday Village) is located in the beautiful nature of Läänemaa, surrounded by the pine forest and wonderful sandy beaches.

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