Information on accommodation, door codes, alarms and wifi.

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 livingroom. 

The student dormitory is the largest and can accommodate up to 92 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.

The Station also has pet rooms if you wish to bring yours along. Please be sure to ask well in advance about their availability. Please note that there is an additional fee for pet rooms.

Washers and driers are available in Piikala for a small fee. Students can use the washer and drying rooms located in the student dormitory.

Visitors are provided with bed sheets and towels, but you may wish to save on the cost of accommodation and bring your own sheets along. Please note that sleeping bags are not allowed on the Station’s beds.

Evo cottage

An small idyllic lakeside cottage is also available for rent, which can be a good base for fieldwork in Evo.

It has electricy but no running water (we can provide water cannisters). The cottage also has its own sauna. 

To book Evo cottage please contact our office


To book a room please contact our office.

When booking a room,

  • please be sure to tell us whether you have any food allergies or special dietary needs.
  • If you are bringing your own bedsheets please be sure to tell us, otherwise the station will provide a pillowcase, sheet, duvet cover and towel for a small fee.

Accommodation can be booked in single or two person rooms (with or without own WC and shower), and some larger family rooms are also available.

If you have reserved a room for a long period of time (e.g., the entire summer), it is important that we are notified if you are away from the Station. Due to limited dormitory space it may be necessary to store your belongings elsewhere during your absence. While you are away, you can use the storage lockers in the basement of Herrala to store your possessions.


Individuals can pay for services bought at the station at the office in the main building. Payments can be made in cash or by card. 


We are happy to accommodate your guests during your stay at the station. Please notify the office before they arrive. Guests are required to register and pay for accommodation while here.

Door codes and alarms

You will be given a door code that gives you access to the main building, student dormitory and sauna. If you need access to the laboratory or equipment room, ask for the codes from station administration. If you lock yourself out of your room outside of office hours, call this number: +358 (0)50 565 8453 (a fee for opening the door will be levied).

IMPORTANT: Use only the Station’s main door outside of regular office hours. Using other doors will set off an alarm. Leaving the main door open for extended times will also trigger an alarm. Also remember to close windows when leaving the building in the evening.

There is a gate blocking the road from the Station down to the dock. Be aware that the gate is locked outside of office hours. If you need to access the area outside of office hours, ask LBS administration for a key.

Computers, printing and WiFi

The Station’s computers can be used by guests. You may use your Helsinki University AD account or the guest account (look next to the computer for the username and password). If you have a University of Helsinki copy card printing is possible by selecting the Station’s copy machines by selecting any of the 'smartcard' printers (machines are located upstairs in the library and downstairs next to the front office) from the print window and follow the instructions found next to the computer. Guests may also print using the computer located in the lobby of the main building.

Wireless internet is available by connecting to 'HelsinkiUni Guest' (pw=uniguest), as well as Eduroam.  Guests from other universities in Finland and abroad can usually access the net through Eduroam. 

Contact: Coordinator John Loehr