2024 Finland ~ Arctic Magnificence

March 22 – 30, 2024 – Waitlist only (Submit waitlist request)
Tour Operator:
 AHI (Read more and reserve online.)
Price: From $4,495 (Air additional; internal air roundtrip Ivalo – Helsinki included)
Tour Length: 9 days
View trip flyer (PDF)

Embark on an exciting, seven-night adventure to the world’s happiest country. Start with a taste of Helsinki’s urban vibes and take in its stunning modern and historic architecture. Learn why the sauna experience is a cherished ritual for Finns and soak up some soothing steam yourself.

Then fly north to Lapland and stay in a glass-domed cabin, perfect for watching the spectacular Northern Lights overhead. Look forward to invigorating outdoor activities amid snowy landscapes. Drive a team of energetic huskies on a thrilling ride across the glistening fjells, and strap on snowshoes for a trek through a moonlit forest.

You’ll also explore the heritage of Finland’s three Sámi cultures and see reindeer in the wild at a traditional reindeer farm. Plus, delight in a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia, to admire its beautiful old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This active, small-group experience features expert guides and lecturers, first-class hotels and a round-trip flight between Helsinki and Lapland.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Helsinki
  • Day 3 : Helsinki
  • Day 4 : Tallinn, Estonia | Helsinki
  • Day 5 : Ivalo | Saariselkӓ
  • Day 6 : Saariselkӓ
  • Day 7 : Saariselkӓ
  • Day 8 : Saariselkӓ
  • Day 9 : Depart for U.S. (air from Ivalo to Helsinki airport included)


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to become a Carolina Alumni member, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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