Tarfala Research Station
Tarfala Research Station (TRS), is Stockholm University’s centre for glaciological and alpine research, hosted by the Department of Physical Geography.
The station is situated in the Tarfala valley at 1135 m a.s.l. east of Kebnekaise, among Sweden’s highest mountains and several glaciers. The station is Sweden’s only research station located in a alpine arctic environment surrounded by glaciers.
Here we conduct high quality, internationally recognised scientific research on Swedish alpine and glacial environment. We do both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, with links to the effects of climate change on the global cryosphere with focus on Swedish glaciers.
Long term observations of watercourses and ecosystems are also carried out alongside long term observations of the changing state of glaciers. The data is made available with open-access through different databases.
The station is also a platform for field-based teaching, which is available for both international and national students and teachers. The station collaborates with non-academic actors who are active in the unique environment around the station, and communicates relevant research results to a wide range of target groups.
We welcome researchers and academic courses from various subject areas and universities, academic workshops and meetings!