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:
Hotels and venues:
Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo & Convention Centre
Hawkhill Resort, Luxury villas & cottages
Tentsile Experience EcoCamp Nuuksio
Natura Viva, outdoor activities in the wilderness
Strömma, tours and excursions
Åbergin Linja transfers
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
Suomenlinna World Heritage Site
Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone
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
Original Sokos Hotel Kupittaa, Turku
Radisson Blu Marina Palace, Turku
Scandic Julia, Turku
Herrankukkaro, meetings and activities in the heart of the archipelago
Maretarium underwater world, Kotka
World Heritage Site Verla groundwood and board mill
Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Rovaniemi
Hotel Hullu Poro, Levi
Levi Ski Resort
Pyhä Ski Resort
Ruka Ski Resort, Ruka-Kuusamo
Photo: Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, suite