SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN LAPLAND
Sustainable tourism is the idea that you can travel while having a positive impact on a destination’s environment, economy and culture. Sustainable tourism is more comprehensive than just ecotourism, as it focuses only on environmental responsibility. In Finnish Lapland, our goals are aligned with the European Commission’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the broadest level.
This Agenda has shaped Finland’s own goals and the programs developed to meet these goals. Sustainability is a primal core in the development of Lapland tourism. Between 2017 and 2020 millions of euros has been invested into the development of sustainable tourism in Lapland.
On this page, you’ll find information relating to how Finnish Lapland contributes to environmentally responsible tourism, ranging from carbon offset travel to Finland to concrete actions taken by the tourism industry in northern Finland.
But it’s not only about us. It’s also about you, your choices and actions.
Find out below how we have become one of the most sustainable tourism destinations, and how you can have a positive impact on the environment, economy and culture of Lapland and the whole world.
You can find Ethical Guidelines for Sámi tourism here.