Apr 11, 2019 — Apr 18, 2019

Northern Lights of Finland

With Dr. Carla Thorson

About this Trip

We invite you to join an exciting adventure to explore the Northern Lights of Finland. Begin in Helsinki, a city with a vibrant architectural style that blends classicism and functionalism. Then, board a flight for Lapland, Finland’s rugged northern region. Known for its unique culture, this mythical land offers up views of the northern lights, reindeer encounters, and Arctic treasures. Spend overnight in your glass and snow igloo at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. From there, continue on a northern lights trek, making stops to gaze at the sky above and be amazed at the dancing colors in the sky. Continue to learn about Lappish culture on a reindeer safari. Spend a day in the Arctic as a commander of your own dog sled team.  Accompanied by Dr. Carla Thorson, you will explore the politics of this Arctic region. 

$4,999 per person plus airfare.  Limited space remains!

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About the Lecturer

Dr. Carla Thorson, Vice President of Public Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, earned her MA and PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Council, she was on the faculty at UCLA and was Outreach Coordinator for the UCLA International Institute’s Center for European and Eurasian Studies. While studying for her degrees, she also worked as a consultant at the RAND Corporation and as an analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Inc. Dr. Thorson has led several Council tours and lectured on a Baltics cruise, Antarctica cruise, Iceland cruise, and most recently our 2018 trip to South Africa.

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