Organising courses and seminars

Visitors are welcome to organise courses, seminars, school trips and workshops at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.

University units and partners from outside the University can rent the station’s facilities for seminar and conference use.

Enquiries and reservations

The station office offers information and reception services to guests. The office is located in the Main Building and is open from 8:00 to 15:45 on weekdays. The office staff also handle payment transactions or provide invoicing information at departure.

Conference facilities

The main building houses a spacious lecture hall with space for approximately 40 people. The hall features adjustable table groups and a large screen, making it well-suited for various configurations and events. For larger events the dining hall can accommodate approximately 70 guests.


The station can accommodate approximately 70 people in six different buildings.


Meals prepared by the station’s kitchen staff are served in the dining room in the Main Building.


The station has two saunas. All groups visiting the station can reserve sauna slots.

Lappish hut

There is a Lappish hut or a kota with a fireplace near the Main Building. Visitors can book the facility for, for example, end-of-course parties or other celebrations.

Sports equipment

Visitors can borrow a bicycle, rowing boat, backcountry skis or snowshoes from the station.


How to reach the station from the airport or by public transportation or car