Photo: Lill Haugen Ocean Energy Knowledge Centre

Runde Environmental Centre

Runde Environmental Centre is an international research station, an exhibition space, and a meeting place for courses, seminars and conferences. Runde Island is the most southerly bird cliff in Norway. The island is located in a biologically highly productive area. The main spawning grounds for many important fish populations in The North East Atlantic are found right off Runde.


Opening hours

Open every day during the summer season. Open Sundays during autumn/spring. The center provides accommodation in apartments all year and guided tours and bird safaris by boat can be organised.

Exhibition tickets

Adults: NOK 85,- Children: NOK 35,- Family: NOK 200,- Groups (at least 15 persons): NOK 55,- per person Senior citizen and student: NOK 55,-
Research at Runde Environmental Centre marine station is the dominant activity at the centre. The scientific plan calls for work to be done in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, marine pollution, seabird monitoring, marine biology, rocky shore monitoring, and renewable energy. The centre is also used by Norwegian and foreign researchers. It is a goal to raise awareness about the nearby ocean areas, which are some of the most important spawning areas within Norwegian waters.Read more ...
The centre has a large exhibition space and is also involved in outreach projects that create exhibitions and films. Another important activity are regular talks that are held Sundays, aimed at the local community.Read more...
The centre has facilities for organizing conferences, including a large auditorium, AV-equipment, eight modern apartments and a restaurant that specialized in local sea food.  Read more...

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