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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS AND COMPANIES IN FINLAND

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Finland’s untouched and pristine nature is at the core of Finnish life and its sanctity is paramount for all Finns – and visitors alike, we hope. Living sustainably and in harmony with the environment is deep-rooted here and is an essential element of responsible travel.

If you’re looking for greener and more sustainable companies and destinations in Finland, look no further. On this page, you’ll find the destinations and companies that have been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label by Visit Finland.

WHAT IS THE SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL FINLAND LABEL?

To help the tourism industry in Finland to adopt sustainable practices, Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland programme. The programme is designed for Finnish tourism companies and destinations to develop more sustainable practices.

The participants that have undergone the STF programme and fulfilled the criteria, get the Sustainable Travel Finland label. So, when you spot a destination or a company that has the Sustainable Travel Finland label, you know they take sustainability seriously. And don’t worry – the companies and destinations will also be audited regularly.

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Quality accommodation in the Lake Finland area, taking environmental issues into account

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

Welcome - You have arrived at one of the most classic hotels in Finland. Our hotel is committed to taking into account the well-being of the environment. As a prove of this Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone has received Green Key symbol.

Boutique hotel Lossiranta Lodge

Lossiranta Lodge is a small boutique hotel in Savonlinna next to Olavinlinna Castle. The hotel has unique and individual rooms with design furniture and beautiful garden view by Lake Saimaa. Lossiranta is the first Green Key certified hotel in Lake Saimaa area.

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Joensuu

Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is located in the centre of Joensuu and beats with the pulse of the city. When you want a full-service hotel close to everything, Vaakuna is the perfect choice for you. We offer a range of services from lunch and dinner restaurants to a relaxing cafeteria and a nightclub. If you enjoy shopping, various shops are available in our hotel or in the shopping centre directly across the street. What is more, major culture and event venues, as well as sports facilities, are only a stone's throw away.

Okkola Holiday Cottages

Okkola Holiday Cottages are located in the Niinisaari, Puumala, in middle of the most gorgeous archipelago of Saimaa. Individualistic 17 different rental cottages and villas have been scattered to the bays and peninsulas of Saimaa in such a way that everyone can enjoy peace and quiet on their own beautiful bit of shore.

Silent People Meadow Cafe and Restaurant

Café of the Silent People and Meadow cottage -restaurant offers an unforgettable experience. Fire-brewed coffee and delicious butter-baked Finnish crepes invite you in. Lunch Buffet is available every day during mid-summer and all year round for groups. Meeting the Silent People, locals is unique.

Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän

Since the year 1685 the Heiskanen family has provided travelers visiting Porosalmi in the northern part of beautiful Lake Saimaa with exceptional hospitality and services. Markus Heiskanen started to host Järvisydän at the beginning of 21st century. He is now keeping a guest house in 11th generation. Markus as young and eager host has built some more villas, hotel, Finnish Sauna World, tepee restaurant, Restaurant Piikatyttö & Wine Cellar, Lotjabaari - boat bar, a reception area, the Lake Spa and who knows what other plans there are in the head of Markus... But despite all enlargements, closest to the heart of the host Markus and the whole Järvisydän household is still the beautiful nature of Porosalmi – in the first place because of it people come to Porosalmi and that’s why the household of Järvisydän still wants to take their guests to the nature to hear stories about its secrets and living in the old times in Porosalmi.

Äksyt Ämmät - Green Finn Tour Operator

Äksyt Ämmät Oy is an independent, fully licensed, local Finnish tour operator and activity commissioner. Our aim is to offer active holidays and holiday activities in Finland to small traveller groups, who wish to experience the most genuine activities run by the best local service providers.

Särkänniemi Theme Park

More than just an amusement park! Särkänniemi is a place for joy and experiences, it is Finland's largest and most versatile leisure center and the largest attraction in Tampere. Särkänniemi consists of experience sites, which are Theme Park, Aquarium, Näsinneula Observation Tower and Doghill Fairytale Farm.

Nukula

Nukula, family-run guesthouse, which offers wellness and accommodation, is located by Lake Päijänne far away from the city and traffic noises. We cherish our customers with delicious homemade food and smooth sauna baths. We take care of our place and its surroundings with love and responsibility.

Lomamokkila

Lomamokkila provides an excellent setting for a holiday in Savonlinna in the heart of Saimaa lake area. You can choose Bed&Breakfast in rooms of high quality or enjoy peace and quiet in lakeside cottages all around the year. We also offer delicious meals and use our own products. In Lomamokkila you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a genuine farm, use a rowing boat or go to the sauna by the lake. The surrounding region offers you a lot to see and experience – you can reach Savonlinna in fifteen minutes by car and Punkaharju as well as the National Parks of Linnansaari and Kolovesi in less than an hour. Lomamokkila has long traditions in accommodating guests. Now you will be welcome by the fourth generation. The farm has received recognition for a high quality and has been awarded several prizes. Laura, Kalle, Anna, Ella and Eero warmheartedly welcome you to Lomamokkila!

Health Resort Kruunupuisto

Kruunupuisto is a health resort and hotel surrounded by picturesque forests and lake views of Lake Saimaa. Located in the middle of Punkaharju Nature Reserve, Kruunupuisto is a perfect spot for everyone longing for a connection with nature in a spacious, peaceful and relaxing setting. Staying in an early 20th-century main building or more privately in Villa Urhola, gives a touch of nostalgia while enjoying well-equipped hotel rooms, renovated respecting the original. Kruunupuisto Restaurant serves food from buffet breakfast to á la carte dinners, based on local produce and seasonal ingredients. The spa facilities, pampering treatments and wellbeing services combined with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation in the unique landscape complete the stay with us. Recharge your batteries in Kruunupuisto!

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