Responsible tourism: Northern Lights adventure vacation, Autumn special
All the three hotels recycle glass, PET bottles, cans and paper. As the distances are long in Lapland it is not sensible to recycle bio waste. The towels are changed daily only on client request. One of the hotels uses geo-thermal heating. Food served in the hotel is as local as possible. Local fish, berries and mushrooms are used. Reindeer herding is the local source of livelihood. Reindeers live free in tundra and eat lichen from nature. Reindeer meat is as pure and ecological as meat can be.
Our partners taking guests to the wilderness pay special attention to protecting nature. When motor vehicles are needed, most environmentally friendly motors are used. An ecological catamaran takes guests on Lake Inari. It consumes only 3 litres of diesel gasoline/hour in one hour compared to the normal catamarans in the same size would consume 40-100 liters of diesel gasoline/hour. Why? Its propellers are powered by two electric motors. We hope our guests will see how beautiful the Arctic tundra is. We hope them to understand, why protecting this pristine environment is so important.
We want our guests to learn to value silence. Many of us do not even understand how total silence feels as in cities it is never really silent.
All the three hotels in Lapland are privately owned and run by local families and use as many local services as possible in serving their guests. In addition to the local hotels our guests will use local activities. They will take a cruise on Lake Inari, a river cruise in Lemmenjoki provided by a local reindeer farm. They will visit a felt art studio and house of Finnish design providing them also a Lappish wild food dinner.
Our guests will get an introduction to the local Sámi culture by visiting the Sámi museum Siida and if they have time and interest also the Sámi parliament and hear about the life of these indigenous people and their life in the Arctic circumstances.
Guests come here to enjoy silence and admire the night light show. No negative side-effects are caused to the local community as our guests will enjoy the beauty of the nature.