Nature & Location
The surrounding area and the seasons are not part of the training you sign up for, but they impact the mood and character of living and studying.
YIP is situated almost halfway up the Swedish east coast. Fjords, agricultural land, and forest mark the landscape, all interrupted by sudden clusters of huge, round formations of bare rock, both in the water and on land. The seasons are impossible to ignore: They span hot days with 21 hours of daylight in summer and 6 hours of daylight at minus 25 in winter.
This intense nature experience is yet another principal we use and consider in the design of the program.