The 8 Most Sustainable Hotels in Finland
For an Ethical and Sustainable Stay in Finland.
A Sustainability Ranking in partnership with ETIC Hotels
You’re planning a trip to Finland and you’re trying to be as ethical and sustainable as possible?
niood lists you the 8 most sustainable hotels in Finland:
What makes Pyhä Igloos sustainable?
We are a Green Key certified accommodation and are committed to building sustainable tourism. Our operations are characterized by e. g. resource efficiency by saving water and energy consumption, reducing and recycling waste, using eco-labelled detergents and papers, and enabling customers to move around ecologically and go on nature tourism.
What makes Arctic TreeHouse Hotel sustainable?
The ecological sustainability of materials and technologies is held in high regard at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel. All the buildings are made from Finnish wood, which is a traditional, sustainable and renewable material. In order to avoid unnecessary logging and wearing out of the forest floor, the accommodation units were ready-built elsewhere and lifted onto the poles they stand on. The green roofs help manage the urban runoff and bring the building’s footprint’s worth of vegetation back to the construction site. The wood on the interior surfaces ensures a comfortable environment, healthy indoor air and pleasant acoustics.
What makes Naali Lodge sustainable?
All our waste is systematically collected during our walks in the wilderness and brought back to the lodge where it is sorted and recycled;
We have chosen reusable cups, plates, and utensils from the Finnish company Kupilka made from environmentally friendly Kareline natural fibers in order not to generate plastic tableware waste;
We do not include snowmobiling activities in our program because we consider this activity to be polluting, noisy, and not an efficient way to discover the surrounding nature. It is a strong choice when it is regularly requested by some thrill-seekers and potential clients. We limit the use of snowmobiles to logistical uses (trail preparation, collective transport by sled…);
We have increased the length of our stays from 4 days to 7 days.
What makes Arctic Land Adventure sustainable?
Sámi way of life and living in harmony with nature is at the heart of all our activities.
The placement of the buildings respects the valuable landscape and sensitive nature.
All our buildings are timber-framed, and this has been scientifically proven to have a lowering effect on blood pressure and stress.
All our buildings are heated by geothermal energy from Lake Peerajärvi.
Each glass igloo also has a heat pump to increase living comfort.
In glass igloos, we guide customers to use water and heating in a sustainable way. In addition, each glass igloo has recycling bins for waste.
In residential buildings, the comfort temperature is 21 degrees.
We have used the raw materials from the surrounding area in landscaping.
What makes Sunday Morning Resort sustainable?
Our resort is carbon neutral thanks to eco-friendly heating systems and our healthy 6 hectare forest, which works as a carbon sink. We use:
– Geothermal heating as our main heating source
– Air-source heat pumps
– Excess heat recovery system
– Carbon dioxide controlled ventilation system
– New technology: electric snow mobiles and charging stations for electric cars
What makes Ollero Eco Lodge sustainable?
Ollero Eco Lodge uses an electricity supplier that produces the electricity from entirely renewable energy sources, such as wind and bioenergy, and has a Guarantee of Origin.
The igloo is completely energy efficient with solar and biofuel used for led lights, Wi-Fi and mobile communication electricity. The low consuming renewable biodiesel is keeping the igloo warm and cozy. It has top quality low-energy windows and superior insulation.
We reduce our energy consumption by using energy-saving lights.
More than 80% of waste is recycled at Ollero Eco Lodge. Waste collectors in the main house and the igloo allow sorting waste to proper circulation. In summer 2021, we will build our own compost for organic waste.
There are two composting toilets, one in the igloo and another in the yard.
We source towels and bedlinen from a local laundry company that washes textiles eco-efficiently.
What makes Adventure Apes Lodge sustainable?
Adventure Apes is recognized by Visit Finland and Green Start as a sustainable tour operator.
Our kitchen serves traditional Finnish foods. Whenever possible, we source or ingredients from local farmers such as jam, potatoes, milk, eggs, meats and fish.
What makes Sallatunturin Tuvat sustainable?
Our new main building which houses our restaurant Kiela and the Papana pub, is heated by geothermic energy and lit by envrionmentally friendly LED lights. In our cottages the showers and taps are adjusted to save water. Our laundry is washed locally in Salla and the towels are not changed daily. We seperate the garbage to ensure we can recycle as much as possible. We encourage everyone to reduce food waste, to save water and to recycle. Our drinking straws are made of paper and ecological dishware, made of biomaterial are used in all of our activities.