The Lapland Tour

The trip to Muonio Harriniva, Lapland, for long-term students will take place annually at the turn of the month in November – December. There will be cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, husky and reindeer rides, and snow-shoe walking in our program. We will also visit the Santa Claus Village on our way back. The approximate price of the tour is about 700 euros. The trip is an optional part of the youth exchange program and the students are required to pay the cost themselves.

Bus routes and schedules, student instructions, and the program will be published in these pages and you will find them here before the tour.

There will be a number of buses leaving from different bus stations in the south of Finland. The student should choose the bus that stops the closest to heir home. Check the detailed routes and schedules below.

The next Lapland Tour will be arranged at the end of 2022.

Lapland Tour 2022: Dates to be announced 

  • Documents and Forms
    • Tour letter to students, host families, and counsellors
    • Kirje isäntäperheille ja nuorisovaihtoasiamiehille
    • Matkaohjelma
    • Tour program
    • Host club recommendation
    • Bus routes and timetables
      • Bus 1: Salo (-Turku) – Muonio – Salo
      • Bus 2: Lohja (-Helsinki) – Muonio – Lohja
      • Bus 3: Porvoo – Muonio – Porvoo
      • Bus 4: Kotka – Muonio – Kotka

The Tour is organized by the Finnish-Estonian Multidistrict organization.

More information on the Lapland Tour from our Tour leaders.

The St. Petersburg Tour

The long term students will have the possibility to make an extended weekend trip to St Petersburg in Russia in the Spring. The trip will give you a unique opportunity to learn to know a city and culture decidedly different from yours.

The trip will be made by bus and the guises will be Finnish Rotarians and Rotexes. Among the places we will visit are the central attractions of St. Petersburg, such as the Fortress of Peter and Paul, the Hermitage Museum, Isaac’s Cathedral, Main street Nevski Prospekt and its buildings and shops, and the river Neva. The program will vary somewhat each year.

The trip is optional and students are required to pay for the trip themselves. The cost of the trip is about 600 euros. Before the tour, all the students will receive an email giving the necessary information about how to register on the tour. You will also receive a link to a query! Through that query you, you will be able to register for the Tour!

The next St Petersburg Tour will be arranged in the spring of 2023.

St Petersburg Tour 2023: Dates to be announced 

  • Documents and Forms
    • Student Letter 1
    • Student Letter 2
    • Bus Lists
    • Host Club Recommendations
    • VISA Application Form

The Tour is organized by the Finnish-Estonian Multidistrict organization.

More information on the St. Petersburg Tour from our Tour leaders.

The EuroTour

Long-term students are welcome to join the EuroTour in June. You will have an extraordinary opportunity to travel through the Baltic countries and Central Europe and visit interesting cities and places – and of course in the best possible company, with your inbound mates. During about two weeks we’ll visit 8 countries. We’ll have nice buses and good hotels. The price of the tour consists of transportation by buses and ferries, hotel accommodations, breakfasts, and lunches or dinners, entrance fees to different attractions we’ll be visiting during the tour, and the return flight to Helsinki. The price of the tour is about 2.500 euros.

This trip is optional and all students attending the EuroTour are required pay the cost themselves.

The next EuroTour will be arranged in June 2023.

The EuroTour 2023: Dates to be announced

  • Documents and Forms
    • Student letter
    • Travel program
    • Payment instructions
    • Host club recommendation
    • Travel instructions

The Tour is organized by the Finnish-Estonian Multidistrict organization.

Read about Felicity’s experiences from the EuroTour 2018 here.

More information on the EuroTour from our Tour leaders.