Organizing a seminar?

We welcome other university departments as well as non-university institutions to rent the Lammi Biological Station (LBS) facilities for workshops and seminars.

The Station is an excellent place to organize a seminar and many of our guests remark about how the Station is an ideal environment for networking and getting to know colleagues. When holding in a meeting in an urban environment, participants often lose track of one another in the evenings and break times as they go their separate ways. This does not happen at the station where everyone eats and lodges in the same location. On top of that LBS offers a beautiful lakeside environment with excellent facilities for groups up to 120 people.

With our many years of experience we can also help and give advice on how to organize a successful meeting! Also ask about the possibility to have an introduction to the Station for your seminar group.

Meeting facilities and capacity in a nutshell

  • Large lecture hall with a maximum capacity of 120 people,
  • 8 smaller classrooms appropriate for groups between 8 and 35 people.
  • All seminar rooms are equipped with a projector, desktop computer, flip chart and whiteboard.
  • Space for approximately 45 posters.
  • Large dining hall which holds up to 120 people,
  • Accommodation for 150 people in our dormitories.
  • Large lakeside sauna and two more saunas in the student dormitory.
  • All dormitories and seminar rooms have wifi access through HupNet and Eduroam.
  • Main building floor plan:


Seminar guests are primarily accommodated in the student dormitory wich has a maximum capacity of 92 people in double rooms, a large common room with a fire-place, and self-service kitchens. Additional accommodation for ca. 50 people is available in the Herrala and Piikala dormitories.


Meals from our own kitchen are served in the dining room (max capacity 120).

Evening meals can be ordered and example menus can be requested from the office. The evening meals are brought to the dormitories’ kitchens, where seminar guests do the serving themselves.

Festive dinners in the dining room can also be arranged.


LBS has a large sauna on the shore of Lake Pääjärvi, with a common room and fireplace, and a separate shower room. There is a large dock for swimming in summer and ice hole swimming in winter.

Booking, arrival and payment

Enquiries and bookings are handled by Leena Tolonen ( The office in the main building takes care of the reception and information for our guests.

Reservation conditions

The preliminary reservation should be confirmed as soon as possible. The confirmed reservation can be cancelled a month before the start of the seminar without charge. If the reservation is cancelled after this, the cancellation fee is 85 euros. However, the cancellation fee is 170 euros if the seminar is cancelled within the last week.

A confirmed participant list has to be sent two weeks before the beginning of the seminar. All special diets and food limitations have to be requested at the same time.

The invoicing will be done according to the participant list. Absent participants will be charged at half the price (apart from absence due to sickness).