Marine Research Station Drøbak

The University of Oslo have a marine biological station in Drøbak that includes a research station (Biologen), established in 1894, and a lodging and conference centre (Tollboden), established in 1860.


Photo: UiO

Booking and prices

Booking and prices: 

Please contact the facility manager.

Contact information: 

Facility Manager: Hans Erik Karlsen
Location: Biologiveien 2,
1440 Drøbak, Norway



  • Please contact the facility manager.

Description of services:

  • The marine biological station at the University of Oslo includes a research station (Biologen) and a lodging and conference centre (Tollboden). Identify and categorise solid crystalline materials 

About the Marine Research Station

Tollboden is the station's course and conference center with rooms for 21 overnight guests. The three-storey house is built around 1860, and is located a few hundred meters further south in the harbor. The house was given by the Customs Service as a gift to the University of Oslo in 1962.

The Marine Research Station has a base of 130 square meters. It includes a basement with aquariums and laboratories, a main living room with further laboratories and a course hall, and a third floor, a furnished loft with kitchen, living room, offices and guest rooms.


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Published May 9, 2019 9:51 AM - Last modified Mar. 2, 2021 5:45 PM