Sustainable Travel Finland labelled hotels and venues for business events

Credits: Julia Kivelä

Credits: Julia Kivelä

Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) program helps event planners make their events more sustainable


Imagine hosting your next event in a country where sustainability isn't just a trend, it's a way of life. In Finland, untouched natural beauty is deeply ingrained in our culture, and protecting it is a top priority. This respect for the environment translates into a commitment to responsible meetings and events.

Through the forward-thinking Sustainable Travel Finland (STF) program, Visit Finland empowers the travel and meetings industry to embrace sustainable practices. This program isn't just about lofty goals; it provides businesses with a concrete toolkit - a roadmap for integrating sustainable choices seamlessly into everyday operations.

The Sustainable Travel Finland label signifies a venue or supplier's dedication to responsible practices. This label assures you that your event will minimize environmental impact, leaving a positive footprint on this exquisite landscape.

By choosing an STF-certified venue for your next event, you're not just making a business decision; you're making a statement about your own values. You're aligning yourself with a community that prioritizes the health of the planet, ensuring a truly inspiring experience for you and your attendees. 

Some examples of venues and suppliers that have already been granted the label by May 2024 are listed below.

STF labelled hotels with meeting facilities

Haikko Manor, Porvoo
Credits: Juho Kuva

Selected hotels with STF label

Sokos Hotel Torni, Helsinki
Credits: Sokos Hotel Torni

Venues with STF label

Arktikum Science Center & Museum, Rovaniemi Lapland

Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, events and exhibition tours, Vantaa

Finlandia Hall, a masterpiece by great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto boasts more than 40 meeting spaces ranging from 20 to 1700 people in Helsinki

Finnish Nature Center Haltia, exhibitions & multifunctional auditorium for 200 people in Nuuksio National Park, Espoo

Hanasaari - Hanaholmen, conference hotel with an auditorium for 231 people, multiple smaller meeting rooms & 66 hotel rooms in Espoo

Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus) boasts 7 halls, 13 lecture halls and 40 meeting rooms with natural light, Amfi Hall auditorium for 4373 people; Helsinki 

Herrankukkaro, meetings and activities in the heart of the archipelago, Turku

Heureka, Finnish Science Centre, auditorium for 220 people & three smaller meeting rooms for 20 each, Vantaa

Korundi House of Culture - former mail truck depot built in 1933 houses the Korundi Hall for 340 people, Art Library & exhibition spaces in Rovaniemi, Lapland

Maretarium underwater world, Kotka

Serlachius offers museum tours, workshops and exhibitions in Mänttä, Tampere region

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress: conference and banquet facilities in a World Heritage Site in Helsinki

Tampere Hall congress center, main auditorium for 1800 people, Tampere  




Arktikum, Rovaniemi
Credits: Arktikum Rovaniemi

DMCs, programme services & ski resorts

Adventure Apes: adventures, educational travel, tours & activities for groups

Kujala Reindeer Farm: experience the life on an authentic reindeer farm in Ruka-Kuusamo

Lapland Safaris: authentic nature activities and memorable experiences in Lapland  

LFT Lakeland Finland Tours: DMC, groups and technical visits in the Lakeland region

Natura Viva: nature and outdoor activities and guided tours in Helsinki and southern Finland 

Redrib Experience: RIB boat, hovercraft and helicopter tours all year round  

Ruka Safaris: activities and accommodation in the Ruka-Kuusamo region 

Stromma: guided tours, sightseeing and charter cruises in the Helsinki region


Ski resorts, Lapland: 

Levi Ski Resort

Pyhä Ski Resort

Ruka Ski Resort 

Ylläs Ski Resort


Credits: NorthernLights Village

Finnish travel industry is going carbon neutral

Finland is highly committed to global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has continuously been ranked number one in an international comparison of sustainable development. The comparison assesses countries’ progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Visit Finland, alongside 70 Finnish tourism organizations, has signed the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. We are steering towards being an inclusive and competent industry and a holistically sustainable destination, in a country that aims to be fossil-free by 2035. 

Finland Convention Bureau is a supporter of the Net Zero Carbon Events, an industry initiative to address climate change. 

You can view and filter the companies and destinations that have been awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label on Visit Finland website.

Hanasaari-Hanaholmen, Espoo

Take the Sustainable Finland Pledge

- Think climate and nature
In Finland, we make better climate choices and have an action plan to curb our carbon footprint.

- Have respect for heritage
In Finland, we strive for true, respectful representation of local cultures. We want to help strengthen cultural heritage and support cross-cultural dialogue.

- Buy and support local
We support local businesses and aim to bring employment and prosperity to communities.

- Commit to a better future and take our Sustainable Finland Pledge

Credits: Harri Tarvainen