Scientists and researchers interested in using the facilities and or research area of Rif Field Station in the year 2020 can now apply for access. 

It is recommended that applications will be delivered before April 15th 2020. However, applications will be received after that time if the proposed projects are deemed relevant for the station’s objectives and if accommodation is available.

Certain factors are used as the basis for application evaluation:  

  • Relevance of the project in relation to Rif Field Station’s goals and objectives
  • How the project supports and enhances knowledge, e.g. regarding the state of biodiversity and ecosystems in the Northern and Arctic regions, the impacts of climate change, human-nature interactions etc.
  • Relevance of the project in relation to the area itself as well as the international scientific community
  • Relevance of the project in relation to Iceland’s policies and obligations regarding Northern and Arctic issues

Below is a special application form. Kindly save the document and fill it out as best you can. Application forms should be sent via email to

Rif Field Station application form

Complimentary documents and statements should be sent to the same email address.

In addition, all applicants are asked to submit an end-of-project report to keep track of meta data in compliance to Rif Field Station’s Data management policy

Click here to download our report form.