Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
Käsivarrentie 14622
F1-99490 Kilpisjärvi

Reservations and the office

Reservations and enquiries:

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).

  • Reservations
  • Enquiries
  • Keys
  • Reception
  • Payments
  • The station also sells shirts, postcards and other souvenirs
Arriving at the station

The station is relatively easy to access using different forms of transportation.

By air

Direct flights to Kittilä are operated daily (Finnair and Norwegian), and there are several flights a week to Tromsø via Oslo.

Airport transportation is provided by, for example, Kilpistaksi taxi services. An airport shuttle operates regularly in high season in the summer.

Public transportation

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.

By private car

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 kilpisjä


Director is Jouni Heiskanen.  

Service coordinator

Service Coordinator Hannu Autto helps with any general enquiries about the station.


Please contact Secretary Pirjo Hakala if you have questions about, for example, accommodation.





Laboratory Mechanic

Our own Laboratory Mechanic Oula Kalttopää answers any questions regarding research equipment. 

Project Planner

Our project planner Ditte Taipale is coordinating the project "Pathways to Science and Research Stations' R&D&I services".