Housing, booking and contact

Students and staff at Uppsala University may stay overnight and use the facilities. External researchers and students are welcome to use the facilities if there is sufficient space.

The hire rates depend on the premises and equipment used. That is, charges will be based on the use of experimental hall, temperature-controlled rooms, brackish water supply, office workspace and accommodation.

The cost item "experimental hall" refers to access to a part of the hall. If the research requires a flow-through of brackish water or access to a temperature-controlled room, etc, this will be charged for. The office workspaces include access to a printer, photocopier, telephone and internet connection (but not computers).

There are two rooms for overnight accommodation, each with four beds. There is a shower room.

Some advice

You should bring your own towels, bed linen and pillowcases (pillows, duvets and blankets are provided).

Other useful things to bring:  Notebook, thermos flask, warm clothes, wellington boots, rainwear and indoor shoes. Since the station is directly adjacent to water (the Baltic, Lake Bästeträsk and the “Blue Lagoon”), we also recommend that you bring swimwear. And don’t forget your binoculars, if you have a pair!

The station’s kitchen has everything you need to prepare and cook your own food. Don’t forget, however, to bring your own supplies with you. If you don’t shop in Visby, there is an ICA supermarket in Fårösund (about 15 minutes by car from Ar) or a Konsum supermarket in Lärbro (about 20 minutes by car from Ar)

Contact us

Please contact us if you have any queries about the research station and the opportunities it offers.

Visiting and Postal address

  • Forskningsstationen Ar
    Uppsala University
    S-624 60 Lärbro


Gunilla Rosenqvist

Project manager at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

+4618-471 8250+46-498 108250
Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679913+46 70 3768158
Last modified: 2021-05-18