Responsibility guides the daily operations of AT Nature. We are a responsible family-run business considering the criteria of sustainable travel in our every day’s activities. AT Nature is the first company in the Inari-Saariselkä region to whom Visit Finland has awarded the Sustainable Travel Finland label. Besides, we have the ECEAT Finland (European Centre for Ecological and Agricultural Tourism) certificate.
We buy only renewable energy from an electricity company and use well-dried wood in our fireplaces, sauna and activities to minimize the amount of particulate matter. In future, we wish to have a solar power plant on our property.
Recycling has been part of our life for a long time. We compost our bio-waste and recycle paper, carton, glass and metal. Unfortunately, the recycling of plastic is not possible in Inari at the moment.
Though Finland has almost 170 000 lakes ,we appreciate our clean water, which is why we have built composting and freezing toilet for our guests. We also use only biodegradable detergents. Besides, our log sauna has water saving shower and faucets.
We aim to buy long lasting materials for our activities. We do not use disposable cups, plates or cutlery. We use four-stroke snowmobile and wish to have an “e-snowmobile” one day. However, during most of the activities, we use our muscles.
We value biodiversity, which is why we, e.g. feed birds during cold winter times and build them birdhouses. We respect all animals’ breeding season, so we do not disturb them knowingly during the season. We always maintain an appropriate separation distance when observing wildlife. We also tell about, e.g. threats of arctic nature and possible ways people could help fragile polar nature survive.
We serve local or/and organic food for our guests.
Economic responsibility is an essential requirement for our activities. The business must be profitable to pay taxes, tax-like payments and other duties required by law. To fulfil our obligations, we co-operate with an authorized accounting firm. Besides, we are a member of the entrepreneur organization Suomen yrittäjät.
We also want to support other local businesses by buying local producers’ supplies, hiring local guides and co-operating with other local businesses.
We do not and shall not discriminate based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. We are a member of the LGBTQ friendly We Speak Gay Community. It is a community of open-minded companies and events that are welcoming to LGBTQ customers creating a safe atmosphere in which you can feel valued and respected.
We respect the lives of locals (being part of it ourselves) and indigenous people’s culture. We buy supplies from local producers always when it is possible. If necessary, we hire local guides for our activities.
We do our best that all our guests would have a memorable experience with us. We value our guests’ feedback and want to improve our services based on their feedback at all times.