The costs of the program depend on the number of days in Rovaniemi and excursions chosen. Please note that these costs are estimates based on currently available information and are subject to change.
There are no tuition costs for students from outside the United States enrolling in the program through the University of Lapland. There are separate participation fees for optional excursions. Students from the U.S. must register through the University of Vermont and should contact professor Stanley Witkin for information on tuition costs.
Students needing a visa to enter Finland can request a letter confirming their
acceptance into the program. When making this request, please provide a mailing and an e-mail adress where the letter should be sent. The letter is
intended to help participants to obtain a visa.
Accommodation in Rovaniemi
Time and duration: accommodation is available from Monday 23.5 to Saturday 4.6.2016
Price: triple room 29€/person/night, double room 30€/person/night, single room 45€/night, please notice that there's a limited number of triple rooms available.
Address: Koskikatu 41-43
Hostel Rudolf is situated 600m from the city center and approx. 2 km from the university (30 minutes’ walk). The rooms are equipped with TV, bathroom with shower, bath and bed linens and free Wi-Fi. Students share a kitchenette which comprises of a two-ring-hob, kettle, coffee machine, washing up basin and a small fridge
Please notice that your reservation for this accomodation is permanent and you need to confim this accommodation to us by APRIL 11. After this date, you'll have to pay the whole accommodation price even if you decide not to attend Summer School after all.
Other accommodation options in Rovaniemi:
Excursion to Utsjoki
Time and duration: Wednesday- Friday 1.-3.6.2016 (3 days)
Group size: max. 50
Price: 150 €/ person including bus transportation, lodging + bed sheets and towel, meals and entrance tickets and guidance in the Reindeer Farm and the Siida museum.
Accommodation in Utsjoki is at Kevo, at subarctic research station. Participants will live in shared cabins and rooms. Rooms are for 2 persons and cabins for 3-5 persons. The accommodation facilities are very basic, but adequate. Departure from Rovaniemi is on Wednesday at 7:00 am and arrival on Friday at 19:00 pm.
Excursion to Helsinki
Time and duration: Saturday- Wednesday 4.- 8.6.2016 (5 days)
Group size: max. 30
Price: a shared room for 4 nights approx. 110 €/student. NOT including a railway/flight ticket from Rovaniemi to Helsinki, meals, a public transportation, tickets and fees. A possiiblty to stay in a single room also.
Accommodation in the Hostel Academica in shared rooms for 3 persons and it includes a bed linen and a towel, morning sauna and swimming. Not breakfast. Also a limited number of single rooms are available. Single rooms should be reserved separately from coordinator Juopperi by e-mail. If you participate in the excursion to Helsinki, please note it in your travelling arrangements. From Rovaniemi to Helsinki you can travel by train, by bus or by plane. If you want to make our own accommodation arrangements in Helsinki, please tell this to coordinator Juopperi latest APRIL 11.
Other costs for programs on Saturday 28.5. and during 1-3.6.2016 in Rovaniemi, you can see at the Program-page on this website.