The conference venue for the 31st Annual Conference 2017 is Hindsgavl Castle. Hindsgavl Castle is a historical building situated in some of Denmark’s most beautiful nature, close to the water on the peninsula just 4 km from Middelfart centre on Funen. Hindsgavl Castle operates as a modern conference hotel, with top-of-the-line conference facilities.

Hindsgavl Castle offers special accommodation prices for the ECS-participants, click here to see them.

For information about other accommodation options, please go to Conference Accommodation.



How to get there

Middelfart is centrally located close to the E20/E45 motorway and is easily accesible by public transportation.

Billund Airport

The airport closest to Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart, is Billund Airport about 60 km away. From here car rental or public transport are your options:

Bus service from Billund Airport to Vejle. Takes 35-45 minutes. Several departures per hour.

Train from Vejle to Middelfart takes approx. 30 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes.

Check departure times and transit for both bus and train at

Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport is 220 km away. There are several different car rental companies at Copenhagen Airport, see them here. Another option is the public transport - it is easy. There is Metro, bus and train services directly from Copenhagen Airport to Middelfart. The railway station is located below Terminal 3. There is a free transit bus service between Terminal 1 and 3 - it takes about 5 minutes.

IC Lyn (intercity express) and IC (intercity) rail services run three times an hour from Copenhagen Airport to Middelfart. Traveling with IC Lyn requires changing trains at Odense Station. Shortest journey time is 122 minutes. Check departure time af

Taxi Middelfart: +45 64 41 40 55.

Middelfart Station

From Middelfart Busstation several buses go to Hindsgavl Slot, Hotel. However, there's a 15 minutes walk (900 m) from the busstop to Hindsgavl Slot. The buses are: 825U, 105 and 106. Find the next bus and route on


Middelfart - Right in the Middle

We look forward to welcoming particpants at the European Cetacean Society's 31st Annual Conference. Middelfart is surrounded by water. The Little Belt winds its way between the Jutland peninsula and the Island of Funen creating stunning land- and seascapes. Due to the complex current and tidal system of the belt the waters are a favourite feeding ground for harbour porpoises. Middelfart is right in the middle of Denmark. We are only two hours  away from Copenhagen by train and less than 1 hour by car from Legoland.