Visiting the Arctic Circle in Finland and Lapland during cold weather can be the adventure of a lifetime. While preparing for the cold takes some effort, payoffs include a chance to see the aurora borealis, viewing reindeer in their natural habitat, dog sledding, experiencing a Finnish sauna, and meeting the Sami, the  native people of this region. 

Katherine will present photos of the area’s beauty and inhabitants, while describing the trip and discussing tips for preparing for a trip in cold weather. Kathy’s program begins in Helsinki, Finland and concludes in Rovaniemi, Lapland. 

What to expect:   Learn about traveling to Finland and Lapland with the natural beauty of Arctic lakes, ice and snow. Learn why there’s a Scandinavian proverb that “there is no bad weather, only bad clothing.”

Feedback from past courses Katherine has led:

“Informative and interesting. Well organized. Katherine was a delight.”

“I very much enjoyed the program and learned a lot.”

HYBRID course at the Easton Family YMCA (choose to participate in person, through Zoom, or recording) 1 session | Wednesday | January 24 | 10 – 11:30 am | $20

Katherine Marconi Arctic

Katherine Marconi, Ph.D.

Katherine Marconi, Ph.D., began her public health career with a World Health Organization Fellowship in Finland. But she spent a large part of her work life traveling to tropical places in Africa and elsewhere. Recently, she decided to close this travel circle by journeying to the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland. While there she kept a blog of her experiences and photos of the many natural wonders of this cold area of our world. Katherine is a published author and experienced college professor.

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