About us

Welcome to the Department of Physical Geography

At the Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University our research is focused on climate change and landscape development, land- and water resources, landscape analysis, GIS, remote sensing and polar environments. We thereby investigate the field of global environmental changes, our natural environment and its interaction with human societies.

We have a long tradition of both research and education, and are largest Earth Science and Geography department in the north of Europe. We have students from all over the globe and offer advanced courses and programmes in Biology-Earth Science, Earth Science, Geography and Environmental Management.


Georgia Destouni

Head of Department
Department of Physical Geography




Visiting address:
The Geoscience building (Geovetenskapens hus)
Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Stockholm - Frescati
Underground Station: Universitetet

Postal Address:
Stockholm University
Department of Physical Geography
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (switchboard)
Fax: +46 8 16 48 18

Invoice Address:
Stockholm University
Postbox 50741
202 70 Malmö
Set Reference 463 + possible. name

Tarfala Research Station

(during field season)
Tarfala forskningsstation
c/o Kebnekaise fjällstation
981 29 Kiruna

(other times)
Department of Physical Geography
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm