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Environmental School Trips & Tours to Helsinki

Protecting the planet for future generations is something that we are all responsible for. The Nordic region leads the world in sustainability, so a trip to Helsinki is an ideal way to see how a country is pioneering initiatives and practices to help protect our environment.

See, learn and experience how sustainability is now being adopted into everyday life in Helsinki with visits to the city’s Nature Centre, the Oodi sustainable library, Viikki and a recycling centre. 

Prices start from£785pp

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights’ full-board accommodation
  • Return flights, all taxes & charges included
  • Airport transfers to and from accommodation
  • Transportation for the visits included
  • Visits including: Haltia – the Finnish Nature Centre, the Oodi sustainable library, guided tour of Viikki, recycling centre, guided bicycle tour
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • Free place ratio of 1 in 10

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport in November 2022 and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Top visits for geography trips in Helsinki

Haltia: Finnish Nature Centre

The city’s sustainable Nature Centre, located close to Nuuksio National Park, is built entirely from wood and heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth. Combine a guided visit with a hike in the nearby forest trails and meet some reindeers in the forest.

Oodi - Sustainable Library

Helsinki’s newest sustainable and architectural icon is located in the very heart of the city. Apart from its striking design, Oodi is extremely energy efficient. Its energy consumption level is almost zero. Learn about Finnish lifestyle, read magazines, enjoy lunch, work, hang out, see a movie, study, create music, print photos, it all happens in the library.


Viikki is a small residential area located approximately 8km from Helsinki which showcases sustainability in action.   As well as eco-housing, complete with solar and wind energy systems installed, Viikki is home to the University of Helsinki’s biosciences departments, a Science Park, educational farms and water treatment plants, and open farmland which includes a wetland nature reserve.


Experience how the Finns handle recycling from waste to regeneration. Visit a recycling centre and one of its recycling stores.

Bicycle Tour

Helsinki is buzzing from Spring to Autumn months with bicycles and scooters, which offer a sustainable mode of transport for exploring the city. Expert guides will ensure safety, and all participants will be provided with helmets.

Study themes

  • Climate change
  • Urban Issues and Challenges
  • Energy Resource Management

Study levels



We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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