Field Excursion in 2022
Field excursions have been a hallmark of past IGU-CSRS Colloquiums. They have become an integral part of our conferences and give participants a great understanding of rural areas around the world.
Field excursion in rural Croatia will be organized by Local Organizing Committee in July 2022, immediately preceding the Centennial Congress of IGU in Paris (to be held July 18-22, 2022). Paris is only a short and relatively affordable flight (or even bus/train ride) away from Zagreb, which hopefully will be convenient especially for our colleagues from far away corners of the world who are planning to attend Centennial Congress.
Please note that participation in the excursion to rural Croatia in July 2022 is completely independent from this year's virtual Colloquium.
More details will follow.
Welcome to Croatia in 2022!
Croatia is a European country with surface area of 56.578 square kilometers of land and 31.067 square kilometers of sea. It is situated on contact of Central, Southeast and Mediterranean Europe. Croatia is famous for its unusual shape which is the reason of great natural, climate and cultural diversity on small area. It consists of three main geographical regions: the Adriatic (coastal) region with more than 1000 islands and islets, the Dinaric (highland) region and the Pannonian (lowland) region. According to the latest population census Croatia has a population of 4,2 million.
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is the economic, cultural and political center of the country and also the largest city. The city is located in the southwestern part of the Pannonian Plain and by its history and culture, Zagreb is a central European city, city of parks, unusual museums, vibrant food markets, everyday cafe culture and street festivals. And if you get enough of urban spaces, Nature Park Medvednica can be reached in only 30 minutes from the city center. The surrounding areas of Zagreb are particularly attractive and very well known for vineyards and wine roads, castles and spas. The University of Zagreb is the oldest university in Croatia and among the oldest one in Europe. It was founded in 1669 and in 2019 celebrated its 350th anniversary. At the University of Zagreb scientific and artistic work is carried out at 30 faculties and 3 art academies with around 70.000 students.
We believe that you will feel the beauty of our country and hope that you will bring pleasant memories. Enjoy your stay!
The accommodation offer in Zagreb range from cheap hostel beds to 5 star hotels.
You can find a numerous accommodation options at AirBnb https://www.airbnb.com/ and also please find some of our recommendations below. List of hotels with special rates for conference guest will be provided as soon as possible
Mid Range Hotels
Zagreb is home to Croatia’s biggest airport hub, connecting you to dozens of destinations throughout the world.
How to get to & from the Airport:
ZAGREB AIRPORT SHUTTLE BUS
The scheduled airport shuttle is operating between the Airport and the Zagreb Central Bus Terminal. The bus runs every 30 minutes and costs 35 HRK (around 5 EUR).
ZAGREB PUBLIC TRANSPORT BUS (ZET)
Departures are scheduled every 35 minutes. First departure on weekdays and Saturdays is at 04:20AM and on Sundays at 05:20AM, while the last departure is every day at 00:15AM. The price is 10 HRK (around 1,5 EUR).
TAXI / RENT-A-CAR
The taxi stand for arriving passengers will be available at the Passenger Terminal, located in the vicinity of the Ground Floor, Arrivals level of the Terminal. The price for a trip to the city centre is around 150-300 HRK (around 20-40 EUR) depending on your final destination in Zagreb. Remember to agree upon price before taking the trip.
Rent-a-car service is available at the airport.