8 days
Helsinki, Stockholm

Learn how the Finnish Board of Education afforded a tuition-free education for its students.

Moreover, learn how they maintain an excellent quality of education without homework or standardized tests. Your cultural experiences throughout the breathtaking landscapes will give an enriching perspective on the region's progressive educational practices.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Finland

  • Day 2: Helsinki

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    • Government House
    • Helsinki University
    • Uspenski Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in Helsinki

  • Day 3: Helsinki

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parliament
    • Temppeliaukio Church

    Participate in a Finnish education workshop and learn about Finnish education practices

  • Day 4: Helsinki

    Visit a local school and experience the Finnish education system first-hand

    Enjoy lunch

    Spend the afternoon exploring Helsinki on your own

  • Day 5: Helsinki • Night ferry

    Visit a local library

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Finnish cultural experience

    Finnish cultural experience

    This authentic cultural experience begins with a ride to Kuusijärvi, a popular all-season outdoor recreational center located in southern Finland, where you’ll meet your local guide to gain insight into Finnish culture and education and explore the awe-inspiring landscape with a stroll around the lake.


    Afterwards, take a trip to a public sauna—an incredibly relaxing experience which will provide insight into the culture and mentality of local life—and enjoy a dip in the lake. From here, take a short walk through the forest and cap off your afternoon with a lunch of traditional smoked salmon and sausage.

    Board a night ferry to Stockholm

  • Day 6: Night ferry • Stockholm

    Tour Stockholm with an expert local guide

    Visit the Vasa ship

    Enjoy dinner in Stockholm

  • Day 7: Stockholm

    Visit a local school in Stockholm and learn about the Swedish education system

    Take a walking tour of Stockholm

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Finland

  • Day 2: Helsinki

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Helsinki

    • Government House
    • Helsinki University
    • Uspenski Cathedral

    Enjoy dinner in Helsinki

  • Day 3: Helsinki

    Take a guided tour of Helsinki

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Parliament
    • Temppeliaukio Church

    Participate in a Finnish education workshop and learn about Finnish education practices

  • Day 4: Helsinki

    Visit a local school and experience the Finnish education system first-hand

    Enjoy lunch

    Spend the afternoon exploring Helsinki on your own

  • Day 5: Helsinki • Night ferry

    Visit a local library

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Finnish cultural experience

    Finnish cultural experience

    This authentic cultural experience begins with a ride to Kuusijärvi, a popular all-season outdoor recreational center located in southern Finland, where you’ll meet your local guide to gain insight into Finnish culture and education and explore the awe-inspiring landscape with a stroll around the lake.


    Afterwards, take a trip to a public sauna—an incredibly relaxing experience which will provide insight into the culture and mentality of local life—and enjoy a dip in the lake. From here, take a short walk through the forest and cap off your afternoon with a lunch of traditional smoked salmon and sausage.

    Board a night ferry to Stockholm

  • Day 6: Night ferry • Stockholm

    Tour Stockholm with an expert local guide

    Visit the Vasa ship

    Enjoy dinner in Stockholm

  • Day 7: Stockholm

    Visit a local school in Stockholm and learn about the Swedish education system

    Take a walking tour of Stockholm

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    5 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, 1 overnight ferry accommodation

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 local dinners

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Temppeliaukio Church, Vasa Ship

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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