ICIE in Helsinki – July, 2020 (Basic Shared, Room) - 8 Days

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The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE) is committed to the development of all learners as productive world citizens and leaders for the future. The ICIE 2020 Conference in Helsinki, Finland will provide a conference program at the highest caliber featuring Nobel Prize winners, keynote speakers, invited speakers, and a large number of scholars and presenters alongside a selection of exhibitors.

This conference is especially geared toward teachers interested in gifted education, education excellence and/or innovation in education.

Traveling Teachers will love this opportunity to learn, grow and connect with education colleagues from across the globe. This same conference has happened in several countries to date, including Jordan, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, teh United States, Israel, Poland and Germany, to name a few. This is truly an international community of educators, which is at the heart of what Traveling Teachers is all about. We explore and thrive where travel and education intersect!

Join us for a week of professional development, personal growth and play in Helsinki this summer!


Join other Traveling Teachers from around the world for the 2020 ICIE Conference in Helsinki, Finland. This will be a fantastic opportunity to pursue your own professional development, with enough downtime to leave refreshed.

The Basic Shared Room package includes a small apartment, complete with an en-suite bathroom, living room and kitchen. Breakfasts are included, offered at your place of lodging. Lunches are served at the conference. There are also several tempting restaurants and bars just a short walk away from Töölö Towers.

This includes all conference fees and activities for two teachers.

This package is assuming that two teachers are staying together. If you’d like to instead share a room with your friends or family, please book our Family Package.


Day 1
Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Arrival day

Check-in to lodging

Free day and evening to explore

Meal upon arrival is included (delivered to your room!)


Day 2
Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Free day to relax or explore

Optional Add-On: Day trip to Porvoo, Finland


Day 3
Monday, July 20th, 2020

Free morning

4-hour tour of Suomenlinna Island & Fortress, including tastes of local Finnish cuisine

7pm-8:30pm – Conference opening ceremony


Day 4
Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

8am-7pm – ICIE Conference

Optional: Join other Traveling Teachers for dinner and cocktails


Day 5
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

8am-5:30pm – ICIE Conference

2-hour Finnish sauna experience at Löyly in evening


Day 6
Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

8am-4:30pm – ICIE Conference

Optional Add-On: Small-group visit to nearby Nuukisio National Park and reindeer farm – led by a local, Finnish guide.


Day 7
Friday, July 24th, 2020

8am-5:30pm – ICIE Conference

Farewell group dinner, traditional Finnish cuisine


Day 8
Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Departure day

Optional Add-On: For those departing later, consider joining us on a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia! This 11-hour excursion includes both ferry crossings to and from Helsinki, as well as walking tour in Tallinn, and plenty of time to explore on your own.



  • Basic-shared apartment with two twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom, kitchen and living space
  • **All items mentioned below for two teachers**
  • ICIE Conference fees and all related materials
  • Daily breakfast at place of lodging
  • Daily lunch at conference
  • Daily coffee at conference
  • Casual dinner upon arrival, delivered to your door
  • 2-hour Finnish sauna experience
  • 4-hour tasting tour of Helsinki, including a visit to Suomenlinna Fortress
  • 24/7 contact and support of trip leader


  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation
  • Trip insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Dinners, aside from those mentioned

Frequently Asked Questions

Is ground transportation included?

No. Transportation between accommodations and events will be on your own, but rest assured knowing Helsinki is very walkable! The city also takes pride in a great public transportation system.


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 friends/family/partner/spouse?

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

This particular package is for an apartment with two twin beds. This setup is ideal for two teachers attending the conference, who want to split costs and share living space with someone they know.

If you are bringing friends or family members who are not teachers, I recommend the Family Package. This ensures your family or group has the whole apartment to themselves, but with the savings of the other activities you would not be paying for.

3 twin beds are included with that package, but more can be added as needed.


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, June 12th, 2020.


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

Yes! This package includes lodging, designated meals, activities, experiences and ICIE 2020 conference admission for two teachers.

When you register, just be sure to give us information for the other teacher being registered.


Are payments refundable?

Unfortunately, no. As soon as your payment is received, we pay our partners and vendors whatever is needed to secure your reservation for activities, lodging, meals, etc.


Is there a discount for students?

There is! If you are pursuing an undergraduate or a graduate degree in education, you qualify for the ICIE Conference Student Discount.

Just look for the extra services at the bottom of the package details when booking. Then, select the Student Discount option.



You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD $ 3,300/person
Total $ 3,300 USD

Trip Facts

  • Ground transportation is not included. However, we'd be happy to get you oriented so that you are well-prepared to use Helsinki's wonderful public transportation!
  • Our group will be no larger than 20 people.
  • Payment plans are available. 25% of the total is required at booking. The remainder is due by Friday, June 12th, 2020.
  • Highs are typically in the 60s/70s F (15-20C), with the lows typically being in the 50s F (~10) during summer. Be sure to bring layers!

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