Optional Excursion to
The Arctic Circle
Sweden is the land of the midnight sun in the summer, but winter in the Arctic is breathtaking. The landscape is strikingly beautiful from its sparkling frozen lakes to the snowy mountains where reindeer are herded by the indigenous Sámi people. On clear, cloudless nights, you might also see the majestic Northern Lights streak across the sky. This trip to explore northern Sweden is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
We’ll stay in the beautiful tundra of Swedish Lapland. Activities typically include dog sledding, snowshoeing, skiing (cross-country in the fall and alpine touring in the spring), visiting a traditional Sámi village, and touring the world-famous Ice Hotel. During the fall trip, you’ll have the opportunity to use sauna facilities and spend extra time with the sled dogs. During the spring trip, you’ll have the opportunity for additional alpine ski touring, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, or sledding at your own expense. If we’re lucky, you’ll also have a chance see the beautiful Northern Lights! (Of course, we cannot control or guarantee this meteorological event.)
The cost for this trip is $625 and includes round trip transportation, accommodations, all meals, and activities. If you receive financial aid from your home school but your aid doesn’t cover this cost, you can request a fee waiver during registration. You will receive more detailed information upon acceptance to the Program. We hope you will join this once-in-a-lifetime experience in northern Sweden!