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Welcome to Lammi Biological Station!

A printable version of the information found on this page can be downloaded here.

Before you arrive:

Bookings can be made by contacting our secretary at lammi.infoi at

The station also can accommodate pets. Please let us know if you need a pet room when you are booking.

Arriving at the Station:
If you arrive during regular office hours you can check in and get the key to your room from the main office. Please be sure to inform our staff if you plan to arrive outside of office hours.

You will also be given a door code that gives you access to the main building, student dormitory and sauna. If you need access to the laboratory or equipment room, ask for the codes from John Loehr or Tiina Tulonen.

Accommodation and cafeteria:
Rooms vary from simple dormitory style accommodation to larger apartment type housing with private kitchen and shower. An idyllic cottage is also available for rent, which is an ideal place for a writing retreat or when researchers have their family along.

Visitors are provided with bed sheets and towels, but you may wish to save on the cost of accommodation and bring your own sheets along. Please note that sleeping bags are not allowed on the Station’s beds. For a small fee, visitors can use the washing machines located in the Herrala and student dormitories.

When booking accommodation please contact the Station’s reception well ahead of time. Please notify us at this time about any dietary requirements you may have, and whether you will be bringing your own bed sheets.

The Station has an excellent cafeteria which can provide three meals a day, or kitchen staff can pack field lunches for researchers if requested.

Meal times: The cafeteria is open on weekdays (weekends and holidays upon request).
Breakfast      8:00-9:00
Lunch            12:00-13:00
Coffee           14:30-15:00
Dinner           17:00-18:00 (available upon request)

The Station’s computers can be used by guests. You may use your Helsinki University AD account or the guest account (look next to the computer for the username and password). Printing can be done using a University of Helsinki card (printer Siperiankuusi). Canon printers/copy machines are located in the library and downstairs next to the front office. Students and guests are welcome to print small amounts at no charge from the common computer located in the Station's foyer.

Wireless internet is available through Helsinki University’s HupNet, as well as Eduroam. Guests from other Finnish post secondary institutions can access HupNet through the HAKA link on the HupNet page. Guests from other Universities abroad can usually access the net through Eduroam. Eduroam must be set up on your computer at your home institution before coming to the Station.

If you cannot access HupNet or Eduroam, it is possible to get a temporary account.
For temporary accounts and IT support, please contact John Loehr.


We have a broad range of academic journals and books that are available to visitors. The library functions on a self-serve basis and users are responsible for placing books back in their appropriate places. When borrowing material from the library, please use the sign out book located on the side desk. Material loaned from the library may not be taken from the Station. Contact John Loehr for questions about the library.

Social and free-time activities:
The Station’s row boats and canoe can be used free of charge during your spare time. Please ask about lifejackets and row boat availability from John or Tiina.

We have 11 bicycles that visitors can borrow. Ask John or Tiina for the bicycle lock combination.

The Station has a 1.8 km long nature trail that winds through the old growth forest on our property (See map). Please be aware that Station’s forest is protected under Finnish law.

If you would like to go for a longer jog and walks this is a popular route for people staying at the Station

Welcome to the researcher coffee break weekdays at 10:00 am in the downstairs lab coffee room.

The researcher sauna is held on most weeks on Tuesday evening beginning at 18:00 or 19:00. Ask the staff about men’s and women’s times.

Office space, transportation and equipment use:
Researchers can book office space for their stay at the Station, and a computer can be arranged depending upon availability.

Researchers have access to the Station’s vehicles, snowmobiles, motorboats, rowboats and canoes, and there is a very diverse range of field equipment and instruments available for use. Our staff is also experienced in building custom made equipment for field work, and can make equipment to order if desired.

Please book equipment and vehicles well in advance to ensure that you will have them for your stay. Once you arrive at the Station it is necessary to fill out the vehicle/boat permit form, and you must be briefed on the equipment and vehicles before they are used. Contact John Loehr or Tiina Tulonen.

Our laboratory has a large range of equipment and measuring devices, and is especially well equipped for water analyses. After an orientation to the laboratory has been completed, researchers can perform their own analysis in the lab. It is also possible that our lab staff performs analyses for you. Please contact Tiina Tulonen for more details.