Schedule

 

Day 1     Helsinki – Jyväskylä – Konnevesi

Afternoon: Arrive to Helsinki by international flight, transfer to Jyväskylä by connection flight (about 45 min), then take a bus transportation from the airport to Konnevesi (about 40 min). Check in and acquaint with the camp rules and environment.

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 2     Information Technology Day at Konnevesi School

Morning:Visit the local school at Konnevesi, Lapunmäki School, participate in the class activities and experience the Finnish education in an authentic way. In the morning, we arrange a Robot lesson for you.

Afternoon:Special 3D printing and virtual games courses

Evening:Visit to local youth center Kukkula,games with Finns

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 3     Sports Day at Konnevesi School

Morning:Play floorball on the snow with Finnish students

Afternoon:Other sports activities continue

Evening:Camp Olympics with Finns, Sauna

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 4     Local Healthy Food Day at Konnevesi

Morning:Visit the local Suopirtti Highland farm, to get acquainted with highland cattles and other farm animals, and experience the Finnish traditional farm life

Afternoon:Activities in the forest, archery, BBQ sausage in the hut, tractor driving

Evening:Cooking club with Finns

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 5     Art Workshop Day at Konnevesi

Morning:Arts and handcrafts workshop with the local famous artist Hasa, learning how to use materials from the nature for art designing

Afternoon:Texitle printing

Evening:Winter activities

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 6     Bio and Environmental Sciences Research Day at Konnevesi

On this day, we’re going to visit the Biological and Environmental Sciences Research Station of Jyväskylä University at Konnevesi. The researcher will give us an introduction to the national forest park and their research work about natural ecology. Children has the chance to explore the mysteries of biological sciences, e.g. by picking up samples and making experiments under the guidance of the researcher.

Evening:Walking in the moonlight for stars expedition

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 7     Southern Konnevesi National Park Day

On this day, we’ll visit the Southern Konnevesi National Park. Follow our professional guide to the natural forest, listening to his interesting stories about the forest and learning the peculiar Nordic vegetation, trees, ecological environment and animals’ footprints. Meanwhile, we’ll put snowshoes on and take an adventure to enjoy the winter funs.

Evening:Traditional Finnish smoke sauna, challenge youself with ice hole swimming

Accommodation:Siikapirtti

Day 8     Konnevesi – Ranua 

Morning:After breakfast, leave Konnevesi and head for Ranua Wildlife Zoo by bus

Afternoon:Guided tour at wildlife zoo, we can see the only polar bears living in Finland, as well as 50 other arctic and northern animal species in the midst of northern woods, e.g. elk, reindeer, arctic fox, dhole, snowy owl, brown bear, lynx, wolverine. Through the tour, we will get to know the existing living status of those endangered arctic wildlife animals.

Accommodation:Hotel Village Gulo Gulo in Ranua

Day 9    Ranua – Rovaniemi – Helsinki

Morning:After breakfast, leave Ranua for Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland and hometown of Santa Claus. Visit Santa Claus Village, meet with Santa, take photos with him, cross the Arctic Circle, mail postcards at Santa Claus Post Office

Afternoon:Visit Arktikum Museum to get an understanding of Lapland’s nature, culture and history. There is an aurora experience tank where you can explore the stunning and amazing northern lights.

Evening:Take a VR night train at 21:15 from Rovaniemi to Helsinki

Accommodation:VR train

Day 10     Helsinki

Morning:VR night train arrives in Helsinki at 9:15. Transfer from railway station to Cumulus Meilahti Hotel by bus. Check in. Then leave by the same bus for a city tour around Helsinki.

Afternoon:Take a local train to Heureka Science Center, to discover the science and technology in a joyful way

Accommodation:Cumulus Meilahti Hotel in Helsinki

Day 11     Helsinki – home country

Morning:Free time in Helsinki

Afternoon:Check out and leave for Vantaa Aiport by bus at 14:00.

International flight return to the home country.

Finnish Winter Camp ends.

 

11-day Package Price: 1730€/person

 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation mentioned in the schedule
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack
  • Activities and instruction
  • Entrance tickets
  • Bus transportation

 

More information, please contact:

info@exploringfinland.com