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LIFE2025 – Lapland International Forum for Education

January 24, 2025 - January 31, 2025

LIFE2024 was a big success with 170 passionate educators from around the world sharing and learning together. Some had also brought their family or friends with them to experience the magic of winter in Finnish Lapland. LIFE will return in winter 2025!



Welcome to the 8th Edition of the Lapland International Forum for Education™!

**Registration is open NOW**

Discounts available for groups of 5 or more participants! Contact info@visitedufinn.com for more information.

LIFE2025 -Cultivating Happiness!

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone, including teachers and students, often faces a lot of pressure. How can we establish a school culture that fosters trust, peacefulness, and happiness in this hectic time?

The LIFE2025 program reflects the collaborative learning culture promoted by our newest national curriculum. You will be job shadowing Finnish teachers and daily life at local schools, interacting with invited speakers as well as with other participants from around the world, and walking in the footsteps of the world’s happiest nation in the untouched nature of Lapland. We’ll explore the foundations of happiness, particularly pedagogical tools and practical methods, alongside the influence of the environment, such as the natural rhythm of changing seasons and the northern down-to-earth lifestyle. 

This unique teacher training course is the eighth Lapland International Forum for Education™, and it is organized in collaboration with VisitEDUfinn, creator of the LIFE event, and Euneos, one of the leading course providers in EuropeWelcome to Rovaniemi to experience education in the Finnish way!

Lapland International Forum for Education™ was chosen in 2019 as one of the winners in the Authentic Finnish Educational Travel Product contest. LIFE2025 offers an exclusive opportunity to visit Finnish kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and the University of Lapland‘s Teacher Training School. One day you will even get the chance to job shadow Finnish teachers from the students’ perspective during our Be a Student -lesson simulations: Nature pedagogy, Handcrafts, Home economics, Sport (snowshoeing), and Welfare pedagogy. In addition to school visits, lectures, and workshops, you can participate in social programs, such as the city of Rovaniemi reception and farewell dinner. 

The essential part of LIFE2025 takes place right near the Arctic Circle in the city of Rovaniemi, also known as the official hometown of Santa Claus. During the event, you have an opportunity to meet him in person and participate in many other exciting and unique winter adventures. The main venue is Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus, and you can stay the last night of the event in a Showhotel or Glass igloo watching the Northern Lights.

During LIFE2025, you will learn concrete means of cultivating the happiness of pupils and the whole working community. In Rovaniemi, we’ll establish our own collaborative learning culture and experience its impact firsthand. The shared challenge for all teachers is to foster active, happy, and productive learners. Finnish happiness, which encompasses connection to others, the freedom to be oneself, savoring the simple joys of everyday life, and a profound connection to nature, finds its roots in our schools, where nurturing these values is a priority. 

In addition to the main event in Rovaniemi, you can extend your visit either at the beginning or at the end: Start the journey in our capital city Helsinki (January 24-25) by listening to the top Finnish education experts at Educa fair, the largest event for Finland’s education and training sector. You can start your Educa experience by joining a special Educa School Visit. In 2020, Educa gathered together over 20 000 educators from Finland and abroad. If Educa and LIFE2025 still leave you hungry for more, don’t worry. On Friday (JAN 31), we will organize an optional extra outdoor pedagogies workshop as an AFTERLIFE EXPERIENCE. 

If you participated in the previous LIFE2024, LIFE2023, LIFE2022,  LIFE2020, LIFE2019  or LIFE2018 events, we warmly welcome you to join us again. Based on your feedback, we have added more days, more interaction with other participants, and made other changes so that the overall experience will be better than ever. 

Registration is available soon! 


Event/Course fee

660€ Early bird price until October 31, 2024
  • Group & Student discounts available
  • Meal package for additional 230€
  • Free access to online courses
  • Certificates

What our clients say

"This visit is part of our efforts to learn from the best in the world when it comes to education"

"So grateful the conference was so well planned and organized. Would highly recommend to others."

Dawson science teacher Ms. D cannot wait to teach her students all about the Northern Lights! Ms. D, along with Ms. Musgrave, Ms. McNamara and Ms. Jacobsen, spent the week at Visitedufinn Ltd. LIFE2020 Conference and had the unique opportunity to learn from the famous Finnish education. They got to see how everyday life works in Finnish schools, visit with local teachers and students, and listen to the top Finnish education experts. Dawson is a true learning community and professional development is a big priority for faculty and staff. We cannot wait to learn more from our Finland Four! #DawsonDifference


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Melina Rauhala

Ms. Rauhala (B.A.) is an educational sciences student at the University of Turku with studies also in the fields of psychology, business and HR, and sociology. As an education major, she is passionate about lifelong learning and the Finnish education system. She believes in change through education. In addition, Ms. Rauhala loves to learn new languages.  She completed an Erasmus + university exchange in Spain as a part of her studies and wants to work toward everyone getting international learning opportunities. Ms. Rauhala is working for VisitEDUfinn part-time while finishing her studies. 



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