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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.

Scandic Pori

This hotel located in the centre of Pori has modern interiors, a comfortable atmosphere, a good restaurant and flexible meeting facilities. The best shopping street and sights are nearby as is the popular Kirjurinluoto park.

Outdoor Passion Finland

Outdoor Passion Finland is located in Rukatunturi, Kuusamo. We operate in Ruka Ski resort, Kuusamo and the Land of National Parks. All our activities are adventure based and non-motorized, in the pure northern nature and wilderness.

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.

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.

Helsinki Citycopter

Helsinki Citycopter offers reliable helicopter flights and exclusive air tours in Finland. In addition to high end helicopter services and scenic flights, the company is also known for their customized luxury vacations. The flights are operated with highly modern helicopters, which are the most silent and environmentally friendly in the whole world, consuming less fuel than most of the motor boats especially when compared to the distance travelled. All Helsinki Citycopter flights are operated by Heliwest Oy. Helsinki Citycopter is commited to minimize and compensate their carbon footprint, and aims to be carbon positive by the end of 2023 as the first helicopter service in Europe. In addition to excellence in customer service, Helsinki Citycopter is the only helicopter service in Finland with helicopters that are all equipped with modern emergency flotation systems, which makes it safe to operate also above the archipelago and lakes. Helsinki Citycopter is the winner of European Travel & Hospitality Award for 2021.

Posioutdoors Oy

Come and experience a traditional fishing trip with a local fisherman. Timo Posio will take you to see stunning landscapes of lake Kitka and the surrounding areas. This will surely be an exciting and refreshing experience.

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.

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.

Hotel Astor

Charming Hotel Astor is located in the center of Vaasa. The privately owned hotel is of a high standard and all 49 rooms are individually decorated and all rooms are unique. As is the Finnish tradition, many rooms have their own sauna (superior room). The famous breakfast and brunch are served in the Gustavian-style decorated breakfast room.

Hotelli Kirikeskus

Hotel Kirikeskus is a small hotel locating on the strand of lake Kirintö, which has very clean water and sandy beach. Hotel is surrounded by forest and there fore it provides to our clients a peaceful place to enjoy their holiday close to the nature. Kiri ski piste locates in the neighborhood too.

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.

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