Food and accommodation


The Station's cafeteria is well known for its quality food and our experienced chefs can create meals ranging from simple lunches to take into the field, to gourmet dinners for celebrations. We also accommodate for food allergies and other dietary needs. The cafeteria can seat up to 120 people at maximum capacity, and we have microphones and speakers available for groups that would like to have speeches, presentations and music. Our staff offer breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cafeteria as well as evening snacks in the dormitory common room.


Our newly renovated dormitories have a maximum capacity of 150 people. Accommodation varies from simple two bed rooms with their own sink, to apartments with two bedrooms and family room. The student dormitory is the largest and can accommodate up to 100 people, with a large common room, two kitchens, a fireplace and two saunas. Two smaller dormitories, Piikala and Herrala, generally house our longer term guests, teachers and seminar organizers. Each of these dormitories has its own kitchen and common room, and Piikala has its own sauna as well. Washers and driers are also available in Piikala.


Accommodation prices are valid for UH life science researchers, course teachers and graduated students. Prices vary for other guests. Please contact us ( for prices for your group. The prices in € are presented with and without VAT. Board and lodging (full board) includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation in two bed rooms with own linen. Rooms with WC and / or small kitchen are also available.

Item VAT 0 % VAT included (10 %, 14 % or 24 %)
Breakfast 3.25 3.70
Lunch 5.90 6.70
Dinner 4.90 5.60
Accommodation 8.35 9.20
Total 22.40 25.20
Coffee and buns 2.06 2.35
Sauna 2.25 2.80
Linen 9.43 11.70