The most practical solution for individuals and small groups.

Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland

The concept of these school visits is as the name indicates, open for everyone. You can be an educational professional or a student, a business person or a tourist. The only requirement is that you are interested in the Finnish education and eager to see how the learning takes place in a normal classroom situation. During the visit you will have time to talk with the Finnish teachers and ask about their teaching practices, methods or the challenges they face during their daily work. The visit includes also the Finnish school lunch - famous for being offered for every student for free.

The schools that we visit organize always education at least for the primary school level (grades 1-6, in Finland that is 7-12 years old). However, some of our visiting schools offer preschool education as well (6 years old) and some of them are comprehensive schools, meaning they have also middle school / junior high school students (grades 7-9 = 13-15 years old). If your interest is only preschool / middle school, please ask us about the possibility to visit those before registration.

The schedule for the visits is:

8:30 The visit starts in Senaatintori, look for an Open School Visit -sign. During the bus trip you will receive basic information about the Finnish educational system.
9:00 Arriving at school - welcoming words from the school principal or his/her representative. Afterwards visiting different classes.
11:00 Open discussion with the school teachers.
11:30 School lunch.
12:00 Bus trip back to Senaatintori.
12:30 End of the school visit.

The price (including VAT24%) for the visit is €290/person, including:

  • Transportation
  • School visit
  • School lunch
  • Guidance during all the visit by a representative of VisitEDUfinn
  • Pasi Sahlberg´s best seller Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland or alternatively Professor Kirsti Lonka's new book Phenomenal Learning from Finland or The Success Story of Finnish Early Childhood Education

The dates for the visits during the school year 2018-2019

Year 2018
Wednesday, August 29th
Wednesday, September 12th
Wednesday, October 10th
Wednesday, November 14th
Wednesday, December 12th

Year 2019
Wednesday, January 30th
Wednesday, February 27th
Wednesday, March 27th
Wednesday, April 24th
Wednesday, May 15th

For registration information click HERE.


If these dates are not suitable for you, it is possible to have a Private School Visit as well. It would be exactly the same but you can choose the date between September 1st until December 15th and from January 15th until May 15th. Prices for Private School Visits are:

590 € + VAT24% = 731,60 € for one (1) person
790 € + VAT24% = 979,60 € for two (2) persons
990 € + VAT24% = 1227,60 € for three (3) persons

After that, 100 € + VAT24% = 124 € for each additional person

To participate in a Private School Visit, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the date and the number of persons.


Want to visit a certain type of school or with a special theme? Interested in adding an expert lecture to the visit or have multiple visits? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a proposal.


"I have implemented more creativity and playtime into my students' day.  I am more focused on the joy of teaching and reducing stress for myself and my students.  I took so much away from my visit to Finland.  Kiitos for the new perspective on teaching.  I wish you well and many more sunny days.  Looking forward to visiting again."

~Wendy from USA