Visit and Learn in Helsinki, Finland (Budget Shared) - 7 Days

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March 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020 Available 900
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The Budget Shared Package allows you to save money and have flexibility while in Helsinki. You’ll enjoy safe and clean accommodations (shared with another Traveling Teacher), access to a sauna each morning, and a nutritious daily breakfast. Restrooms and showers are dormitory style, shared with other hostel guests.

Join teachers from across the globe to observe world-leading practices in education. You’ll observe Finnish classrooms in action while networking with Finnish educators.

When you’re not learning from your peers, you’ll be exploring this beautiful and historic city with other teachers. You can meander through a sea fortress from the 1700s, join in on a “coffee crawl,” and enjoy a refreshing sauna. Or, if you choose, you can spend a cozy day in experiencing “kalsarikannit.”

We know that relaxing and recharging are just as important as learning, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore and/or rest.

This is not your average PD. You get to choose your own personal and professional development.

Day 1
Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland


Casual welcome dinner

Day 2
Monday, March 16th, 2020

Free morning

Optional: Join other Traveling Teachers for our Coffee Crawl

Free afternoon

Finnish education system briefing in evening

Day 3
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Visiting schools (transportation provided on first day)

Free evening

Optional: Join other Traveling Teachers for pints at local Irish pubs, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

Day 4
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Visiting schools

Free evening

Optional: Join other Traveling Teachers for a 2-hour sauna reservation at Löyly

Day 5
Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Visiting schools

Debrief with Finnish teachers and education professionals

Free evening

Day 6
Friday, March 20th, 2020

Free morning

Optional: Join other Traveling Teachers on a day trip to Suomenlinna, a historic sea fortress

Free evening

Optional: Join us for a Finnish farewell dinner

Day 7
Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Free morning

Optional: B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Brunch) to Winter Garden

Head home


  • Shared bedroom, twin bed
  • Shared bathroom, dormitory style showers and restrooms
  • Morning sauna access (at hostel)
  • Daily light breakfast
  • Casual welcome dinner*
  • *Dinner can be delivered to your accommodations
  • *Offerings may vary according to your arrival time
  • 2-hour orientation to the Finnish education system
  • 3 days of observations in Finnish classrooms
  • 24/7 contact and support from trip leader via WhatsApp


  • Airfare
  • Trip insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Ground transportation (except for first day of school visits)
What is the difference between the budget and basic offerings?

The budget offering includes accommodations and breakfast at Eurohostel. The basic offering includes breakfast and accommodations at Both Hostel.

It’s all a matter of personal preference. Both Hostel tends to be best for teachers who prefer privacy, whereas Eurohostel provides more opportunities for teachers to meet new people.

Is ground transportation included?

For most of the trip, no. Ground transportation will be offered on the first day of school visits from Senate Square. Directions to and from various areas of interest will be e-mailed to you after your registration is confirmed.

Is airfare included?

Airfare is not included in Traveling Teachers LLC tours. However, we’d be more than happy to help you score deals on airfare. Just let us know, and we’ll be on the lookout for you! 🙂

Can I bring my partner/spouse/friend/family?

You are more than welcome to make this a couples getaway, spring break or family vacation! You will just want to consider the lodging options.

If you know you’ll want to rent an apartment, or if there’s a certain hotel you have your eye on, I recommend booking the School Visits Only option. This allows you flexibility as far as meals, lodging and activities.

Am I able to make payments for my trip?

Yes! 25% of the total is due at the time of registration (we’ve done the math for you already 😉).

Please note that the total due must be paid by Friday, February 7th, 2020.

Can I share a room with another teacher who's coming?

Absolutely! If you’d like to request a particular roommate, please note that when you book. Please also have your friend request you. If both parties do not request each other, we will not honor the request.

Are payments refundable?

Unfortunately, no. As soon as we receive your payments, we book everything needed for your trip – which includes any covered accommodations, meals, activities and/or school visits. Because these need to be booked with our partners and providers in advance, we unfortunately cannot refund payments.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 900/person
Total $ 900 USD

Trip Facts

  • 20 maximum
  • Airfare and ground transportation are not included. The only ground transportation covered is from Senate Square to the school on the first day of school visits.
  • 85 feet

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