Finland | Minimum Age – 13 years | Difficulty Level – 3

Head to the land of Santa Claus where simplicity, harmony with nature, disco aurora lights, huskies, reindeers and snow are a part of everyday winter life. Participate in winter/summer outdoor activities including skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, hiking among others. Experience first hand what makes Finland the happiest nation in the world and how Finnish people live in a sustainable and eco friendly way. Learn the Finnish way as you spend time at local school or take up learning workshops. End your trip with a visit to Santa’s very own village, meet the ever busy elves and even send your own stamped letter from the North Pole as you cross the Arctic Circle. Whether winter or summer, Finland offers the best combination of vacation & learning.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Take part in Winter Olympics and outdoor activities – Skiing, Snow shoeing, snow building, ice fishing/ midnight sun tour, hiking and wilderness training
  • Spend an exciting day at Santa’s village and take a tour of the reindeer farms
  • Learn about environmental sustainability, circular economy and carbon foot printing through practical lessons at one the largest recycling and sustainability centres in Finland
  • Spend time at Finnish school/ learning workshops, learn about Sami culture and delve deeper into the repercussions of Global Warming in the region
  • Cook your own meal at a campfire, bond with other families and chase the mesmerizing northern lights
  • Get a certificate of crossing the Arctic circle and visit the Northern Lights Museum while at Rovaniemi
  • Get a completion certificate from DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

  • Finnish Curriculum
  • Winter Olympics
  • Recycle & Sustainability Project
  • Santa Village & Reindeer Farm
  • Arktikum & Northern Lights
  • Local Culture

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.


Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Delhi:

Thursday QR 571 DEL 09:40 DOH 11:45
Thrusday QR 307 DOH 16:10 HEL 21:20

Tuesday AY-536 RVN 18:15 HEL 19:30
Tuesday AY-121 HEL 20:20 DEL 06:50 (next day)

You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within 1 hour of the above group arrival and departure from Helsinki to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off.

The accommodations are a mix of hotels and hostels on sharing basis. If you would like an upgrade from hostel to hotel please let our team know at the time of booking.

All meals are included on this trip as mentioned and comprise a mix of local, Indian and continental cuisine. It can be different but keeping an open mind and a flexible attitude can go a long way in adding to the whole experience.

All Indians entering Finland need to hold a valid Schengen visa. Travellers below the age of 18 travelling may require special documentation. You may also require documentation relating to the person receiving the participants at the destination. DoTheDifferent provides visa assistance though the documentation is the responsibility of the parents / travellers. Visa is granted at the consulates discretion.


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