Sletvik field station

Sletvik. Foto

Sletvik field station is located in Agdenes community.

The station was built by the Germans during world war II and has since been used as town hall, school and shop, before the university took over the building in 1976.
Spring 2018 the station stands newly renovated.

The decor of the station is done with regard to field courses in biology, and has room for a total of 75 people.

In the main building, there is a kitchen and dining room, a living room, one large teaching laboratory for 50 students, one multilab for 25 students and two seawater laboratories. In addition, there are a number of bedrooms, a sauna, a laundry room and showers. Additional bedrooms are located in an annex (barracks), which also contains shower room. Accommodations are with 4 and 6 bunk beds with four or six persons in each rooms, but a few singular and double rooms can be provided.

Besides the time the department organizes its field courses, Sletvik field station is leased to other internal and external users. According to NTNU guidelines, the station may be rented out for events organized by NTNU, in addition to field instruction. For internal use, please contact Anita Kaltenborn, e-mail:

Group photo, Sletvik 2017-2018


Photos from Sletvik Field Station activities

  • In the lab with students. Photo
  • In the lab with students. Photo
  • Out with the boat. Photo
  • Fisk in tank. Photo
  • In the lab with students. Photo
  • Sletvik Field Station, building. Photo
  • Fishing in nice weather. Photo
  • Collecting samples on the shore. Photo
  • In the lab with students. Photo
  • Fish in tank. Photo
  • Walking on a passage over water in nice weather. Photo





Anita Kaltenborn
Senior Engineer

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Reservation List


Reservation list (PDF) - in Norwegian
updated 06.03.2019

Sletvik. Foto


The call invites all European scientists to submit a research proposal to undertake field experiments at the unique bay of Hopavågen (in mid-Norway).

This semi-enclosed lagoon is sheltered from wind and waves and is a mesocosm by itself. It is ideal to study interrelations between physical, chemical and biological processes, ecohydraulics and transport processes.

The Sletvik field station is located 300 m from the lagoon and offers accommodation and laboratory space. Available hydraulic instrumentation: acoustic Doppler velocimeters, ADCP, current meters and water level loggers.

The facilities are made available free-of-charge with travel and subsistence support for scientists involved. The European Commission finances access for groups of researchers who work in the EU and Associated States.