Canceled for 2024

NOTE: This summer high school has been canceled for 2024 due to staff shortage.


Youth who are moving to Finland for high school studies, other international students

Canceled for 2024

Director of Education Marja Myllykangas

Salla upper secondary school and Salla adult education centre

Sirkka Takkunen,
+358 40 125 7035,

Fees for 2024 will be updated once confirmed. Please see 2023 fees below for reference.

(2023) Full board (incl. accommodation, meals, program, material and excursions)
630 € / 1 course
700 € / 2 courses
770 € / 3 courses
(2023) Without full board (incl. program, material and excursions)
70 € / course

Please ask about transportation to/from course site.

Each course requires a minimum of 7 participants to organise.

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NOTE: This summer high school has been canceled for 2024 due to staff shortage. For reference, please see the program and courses for 2023 below.


Salla invites you to take in the beautiful northern Finnish nature with its fells, reindeer and midnight sun!

In Sallan kansainvälinen kesälukio (Salla International Summer High School) you can improve your Finnish language skills with your new international friends and prepare yourself for independent life and high school studies in Finland. You will have opportunities to exercise and hike in the unspoiled northern nature.


(2023) High school courses

You may choose 1–3 courses, but only one course from each group (groups A, B & C).


FINNISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Beginner’s class (S2 Finnish beginner)

FINNISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE Vocabulary/concepts required in humanities and natural sciences (S2 Finnish concepts)


MUSIC Music project (MU5 music) 

HOME ECONOMICS Everyday life skills (KO3 life skills)
A course for anyone just starting their independent life. Learn to cook, clean, do laundry and other important skills needed when first leaving your childhood home and taking care of yourself.


VISUAL ARTS Art in nature (KU3 art nature)

In this summer course we use digital art methods to explore the nature of Salla.

The aim of the visual art course is to expand one’s knowledge of media, art, technology and audiovisual culture by becoming familiar with different ways of expression, production and presentation. We study how digital images can be used to observe and present natural phenomena and environments.
The theme of the course is the nature of Salla, which we approach with different ways of producing, editing and presenting a digital image.

The content of the course follows the national high school curriculum course Kuva viestii ja vaikuttaa, 2 op (KU3). This international course will be held primarily in Finnish.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Exercise in nature (LI exercise nature)

Other activities

(2023) Evening activities and excursions are included in the participation fee. You will visit the Museum of War and Reconstruction, the national park and the Wilderness Park in Salla as well as the Santa Claus Village and Science Centre Arktikum in Rovaniemi.

“It was amazing, exciting and memorable!!!”

Student at Salla Summer High School 2017


“I liked the school lessons the best. The teachers were very nice and helpfull as well. Meeting and making new friends was one of my favourite things at the camp, and learning about the different cultures of the different countries. But my absolute favourite was when we went hiking… or let me rather say I loved everything about the summer high school.”

Student at Salla Summer High School 2017


  • Hallo! I am trying to find a suiting summer camp in the second half of july- beginning of august for our 15 year old daughter Julika who will attend the steiner koulu in Helsinki from 8/8. It would be good for her to practice/learn/approve finnish before school starts, and she loves being outside in the nature. Do you think you can help me?

    • Hi, sorry for the late answer! I believe we have already found your daughter a place at Suomen kielen ja kulttuurin kesälukio. Welcome!

  • Hi. Would like register my daughter Julia Saarnio for the Finnish language program at Salla this summer. Is it too late?

    • Hi! It is not too late at all. In fact, the application to Salla is not open yet! The application will open soon, once we have received the full program.

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