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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.

Husky & Yoga Nature

Our home is good place for huskies and people. Our priority is welfare of our huskies and nature around, And we took care also of our guests. Our guests will be part of our authentic lifestyle joining to yoga retreats, husky therapy, husky and nature tours.

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.

AT NATURE

AT NATURE is a family-run business offering accommodation and outdoor activities into nature with local biologists in Finnish Lapland, Inari. Our mission is to introduce arctic nature, its benefits, and threats to nature lovers around the world in small or private groups.

Ruska Laukka

In the farm you'll meet the traditional Finnhorses. While visiting us you get to know fFnnhorses and the way of living in the family run horse farm. The foundation idea on our farm is to build up environment which invites you to take part in our activities and makes you to feel welcome. Our belief is that by making sure our animals get the best possible care and are treated with respect and trust, they are able to give welfare for us humans too. For us each animal - a horse, a dog, a sheep or a chicken - is an individual, who has a name and a story.

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.

Adventure Apes

Adventure Apes is a sustainable travel provider focused on fostering genuine connections with nature, the local community and each other through adventure. From educational camps to group wilderness tours, each of our adventures is thoughtfully designed to show you the best, most authentic Finland.

SaimaaHoliday Oravi

SaimaaHoliday lies literally in the heart of lake Saimaa. The idyllic village Oravi is located in between the National Parks Linnansaari and Kolovesi. Oravi is offering variety of guided nature activities, the largest canoeing center in Saimaa, 17 lakeside villas, hotel and restaurant services.

Salla Museum of War and Reconstruction

The museum’s permanent exhibition is a trip through time, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1960s, telling the history of Kuoloyarvi (Finnish: Kuolajärvi) i.e. Salla. The name of the municipality was changed to Salla in 1936. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the outdoor exhibition area of the museum can be visited, which highlights traditional livelihoods and the wartime, as well as local superstitions with the help of the Elfland tour. The Salla Museum has a café and museum shop. The Rajakievari tavern is located in the yard of the museum and it also functions as a venue for events and private bookings. The Rajakievari tavern exhibits tavern traditions and is also a space for changing exhibitions.

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.

Oiva Tour

Oiva Tour in PosioLapland offers unique fishing trips, hiking tours to Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon and horse sledging to magical winter forests. Our products are rooted in the local traditional lifestyle. With us you truly experience the life of a local fisherman and his family.

Hotel Red & Green

Hotel Red & Green is located right in the heart of Närpes, hence the house is called "Mitt i Stan" - swedish for "Center of City". We offer you modern rooms with high quality and our staff provides you a personal service so you will feel like home. We also offer free parking, car heater and also possibility to charge you electric car. Red & Green offers both sauna and conference rooms of high quality. The modern house also includes an art gallery and a cuture hall - which is used a few times a week as a cinema for Biobio Showtime. Here in the city center everything is just around the corner. Welcome to take part of our hotel and the center of Närpes.

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