Scandinavian Backpacking - Prime

Scandinavian Backpacking - Prime


  • Lapland is considered by many as Europe’s last great wilderness
  • Explore lowland forested areas and ocean fjords to the steep glaciated mountains
  • 24 hours of daylight
  • Opportunities to see wildlife: reindeer, moose, lemmings, ptarmigans and possibly arctic fox
  • Unique natural history
If you have always dreamed of hiking in Lapland, 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 Troms, 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.


Location NOLS Scandinavia
Tuition $4,090 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $100
Minimum Age 23
Duration 14 Days
Type Prime - Adult Courses
Start/End Abisko,Sweden / Riksgränsen, Sweden
Fly in/out Stockholm or Kiruna, Sweden
College Credit
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
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“As a result of the course, I feel a newfound sense of joy in experiencing the outdoors with other people.”

-Sara E.