March 10, 2021

Finland’s untouched and pristine nature is at the core of Finnish life and its sanctity is paramount for us Finns. Living sustainably and in harmony with the environment is deep-rooted here and is an essential element of responsible meetings and events.

Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) programme to help the travel & meetings industry in Finland to adopt sustainable practices. The programme is designed for companies and destinations to develop more sustainable practices. The idea of ​​Sustainable Travel Finland programme is to provide suppliers with a sustainable development path; a concrete toolkit that makes it easier to adopt sustainable practices and choices in the everyday business.

The participants that have undergone the STF programme and fulfilled the criteria, get the Sustainable Travel Finland label. So, when you spot a venue or supplier that has the Sustainable Travel Finland label, you know they take sustainability seriously. The companies will also be audited regularly.

If you’re looking for greener and more sustainable choices for your events in Finland, you’ll find all the destinations and companies that have been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label here.

Some examples of venues and suppliers that have already been granted the label are:

Helsinki Region

Hotels and venues:

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo & Convention Centre

Hotel Haaga Central Park

Eurohostel

Hawkhill Resort, Luxury villas & cottages

Tentsile Experience EcoCamp Nuuksio

Other services:

Natura Viva, outdoor activities in the wilderness

Strömma, tours and excursions

Green Cap Tours

Åbergin Linja, transfers

Fazer Experience Visitor Centre

Suomenlinna World Heritage Site

Lakeland Region

Tampere Hall congress centre

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone, Lahti

Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki, Jyväskylä

Break Sokos Hotel Koli, Lieksa

Break Sokos Hotel Bomba, Nurmes

Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, Joensuu

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu

Coast & Archipelago

Hotels:

Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa, Turku

Radisson Blu Marina Palace, Turku

Scandic Julia, Turku

Other venues:

Herrankukkaro, meetings and activities in the heart of the archipelago

Maretarium underwater world, Kotka

World Heritage Site Verla groundwood and board mill

Lapland

Hotels:

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Rovaniemi

Hotel Hullu Poro, Levi

Pyhä Igloos

 

Levi Ski Resort

Pyhä Ski Resort

Ruka Ski Resort, Ruka-Kuusamo

Salla Reindeer Park

Kujala Reindeer Farm

 

 

Photo: Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, suite