If you have always dreamed of hiking near the Arctic Circle, this exploratory backpacking course will take you north into those remote regions of Norway and Sweden.
You may go where no NOLS student has gone before. With the expert guidance of your instructors, you’ll learn to travel and camp in areas such as Tromsø, Finnmark, or Lyngen. With roots reaching back to the indigenous Sami traditions as well as the migrations of the Vikings during the late 800s, Scandinavia is a unique place rich in culture, history, and wilderness.
Here you will dive into the NOLS core curriculum—honing your leadership skills, backcountry navigation savvy, and Leave No Trace ethics. Students 18 and older can opt for a 30-day expedition. We also offer a shorter, though no less intense or beautiful, 14-day trek for students 23 and older.