Welcome to Kilpisjärvi, one of Finland's most mountainous landscapes, on the edge of an endlessly soothing wilderness. Kilpisjärvi, in the thumb of Käsivarsi has a rich diversity of wildlife and rare flora and fauna.
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
The station office at your service
Welcome to the North!
Reservations and enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
The office is located in the Main Building. Opening hours: weekdays from 8:00 to 15:45.
You can pay in cash or by bank or credit card (Visa, Visa Electron and Mastercard).
The station is relatively easy to access using different forms of transportation.
Airport transportation is provided by, for example, Kilpistaksi taxi services. An airport shuttle operates regularly in high season in the summer.
Visitors can take the bus to Kilpisjärvi all the way from Helsinki. The station can be conveniently reached by bus from Rovaniemi and, in the summer, from Tromsø.
Visitors who travel to Rovaniemi by train can continue their journey by rental car or make use of the direct bus connection to Kilpisjärvi. The railway company VR’s car-carrier trains also operate to Kolari.
If you travel by car, take road 21 to Kilpisjärvi. The distance from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjärvi is approximately 440 kilometres. The terminal point of VR’s car-carrier trains is in Kolari, approximately 270 kilometres from Kilpisjärvi.
For more information about arriving at Kilpisjärvi, see kilpisjärvi.org.
Director is Jouni Heiskanen.
Hannu Autto helps with any general enquiries about the station.
Anu Ruohomäki is responsible for the development and coordination of the station's research and teaching activities, fieldwork and stakeholder cooperation.
Please contact Secretary Pirjo Hakala if you have questions about, for example, accommodation.
Our own Laboratory Mechanic Oula Kalttopää answers any questions regarding research equipment.