An Introduction to Finland
Tampere is known as the ‘sauna capital’ of the world, so we had to experience a traditional public sauna for research purposes of course! Today was also a day of cultural visits, with a guided tour of the city. Tampere is also dubbed the ‘Manchester of Finland’ for its industrial past as the centre on Finnish industry and its resemblance with the English city.
Our coach then took us to Jyväskylä, located in the Western part of the Finnish Lakeland region, where we stopped at Varjola Villa accommodation.
So, why should you organise a school trip to Finland?
Finland is a country that can be enjoyed all year round with four extreme and beautiful seasons. Teachers and their students can experience activities related to nature, culture, and well-being. For example, the Northern Lights, midnight sun, sauna, thousands of clean lakes, wild nature, Finnish design and, of course, Santa Claus