Part One - Excursion to Utsjoki/Kevo or Visits to local Social Service Agencies
Option One: Excursion to Utsjoki/Kevo
Wednesday- Friday 27.5-29.5.2020
This excursion takes us to Utsjoki, Finland’s northernmost municipality,
located 367 km north of the Arctic Circle. We travel by bus
through southern Lapland’s woods towards the fell area of Lapland and
the Finnish Sámi district. We stay two nights at Kevo, a subarctic
research station, operated by the University of Turku. During our
travels we make brief stops at sites of interest (to be confirmed).
The trip introduces us to Sámi Culture and social services to Lapland’s
indigenous Sámi population. At Kevo we learn about the unique flora and
fauna of Lapland while experiencing the pristine environment of the far
north including the indescribable Midnight Sun. For the complete Lapland
experience, there is opportunity to partake in sauna followed by a dip
in the clean, cold water of a subarctic lake.
Costs for this excursion, which include accommodation, transportation, meals and museum entrance fees, were around 150 euros in 2019. The costs will be confirmed soon.
Please note that the number of places on this trip is limited. We will
confirm the participation list for the trip by end of April 2020.
Option Two: Students who do not go to Utsjoki/Kevo will have the option of visiting social service agencies in Rovaniemi on Wednesday 27 May. A minimum of 10 students are required. Please consider this when you make your travel plans to and from Rovaniemi.