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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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Posio Lapland

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In Posio Lapland pristine nature blends with culture in perfect harmony. Korouoma canyon, Riisitunturi national park, Lake Livojärvi "the Riviera of Lapland" and Pentik-mäki cultural center create unique surroundings for enjoying the magic of Lapland.

Piispala

Piispala is a national Youth Centre. We are located in the heart of Finland surrounded by authentic, beautiful nature. All year round we organize e.g. camp schools, sports camps and wellbeing activities. We have versatile facilities, activities and services for all types of groups and travelers.

Helsinki Events Foundation

The Helsinki Events Foundation organises the City of Helsinki’s significant public events, such as Helsinki Festival, Lux Helsinki, Helsinki Day, Helsinki’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, Helsinki Baltic Herring Market and Helsinki Christmas Market. The foundation was launched in January 2019 to develop Helsinki into an ever more functional and attractive event city. The CEO of the foundation is Stuba Nikula.

Port of Helsinki

Helsinki is the busiest passenger port in Europe, and the Port of Helsinki Ltd creates a seamless framework for sea traffic. The Port is Finland’s leading general port for foreign trade and serves the well-being of the whole country and has significant positive effects to the economy and employment.

World Heritage Site Verla Groundwood and Board Mill

A UNESCO World Heritage site Verla groundwood and board mill on the Verlankoski rapids is quite simply unique. The mill has been the heart of its village since the 1870s, first as a working mill and since 1972 as a museum.

FinnOppi

FinnOppi Ltd. is headquartered in Oulu, Finland, operated by a team of experts in educational travel sector. We strive to connect Finnish nature, culture and education with local communities. Sustainability and social responsibility are the core value of our educational travel programs. To respect Finland’s natural environment and protect it is what we are committed to do by following all the related regulations. Based on our core value, FinnOppi thoughtfully designs and integrates educational and travel resources across Finland and cooperates with local companies that share the same value to provide the best and most authentic educational and travel solutions for our customers. FinnOppi’s commitment and endeavor is recognized by public and private sectors in Oulu region, and by Visit Finland. In 2019 FinnOppi was awarded the fourth best company in Visit Finland´s Authentic Finnish Educational Travel product competition in the category “school camps for children and adolescents” and in 2020 FinnOppi was granted the Strongest in Finland AAA-certificate.

Rukan Salonki Chalets

Rukan Salonki is a unique private resort of different sized premium grey log wood chalets. With Wild Food Restaurant Kultala, the surrounding wilderness lakes, saunas and endless routes of nature.

Scandic Julia

Scandic Julia is a modern hotel in the centre of Turku, near shopping streets and the River Aura. Vähätori, the new culinary centre of Turku with its restaurants and interior design stores, is just a short walk away. From our hotel it's easy to explore all of the city’s major sights, such as Turku Castle and the museums. The Old Suurtori grand marketplace is also close, it’s actually visible just across the river. The city offers plenty of entertainment on both sides of River Aura.

Härmän Liikenne Oy

Härmän Liikenne is a family-owned bus-operator and we operate mainly in South Ostrobothnia, Western Finland. We have nearly 90 professional bus drivers and we are known from our superior service. Our fleet consists of more than 80 high-class and environmental friendly coaches, from 13 seater minibusses to 65 seater big coaches. Besides the transportations we also provide professionally customised tour packeges for your group.

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Accommodation in glass igloos (360 degree glass roof), Arctic SnowHotel (one of the biggest in Nordic countries), unique snow saunas and outdoor jacuzzis and three restaurants including Ice restaurant and Ice bar. Suitable for overnight stays and visitors, for groups and individuals.

Kota-Husky

Kota-Husky is family-owned husky farm just next to Riisitunturi National Park. Main principal in our work is that we do all our programs in responsible way, huskies comes first.

Magical Pond

Magical Pond is a nature glass igloo village, a place to bond with nature and find your peace. Our igloos are performed in minimalistic Scandinavian style, small and compact they blend with our old forest. Each square meter is elaborately planned so you can watch nature wonders with maximum comfort.

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