Posted on Apr 11, 2018

According to a calculation of WWF Finland, the Earth Overshoot Day for Finns is today. The day marks the moment when the consumption of natural resources exceeds the earth’s ability to replace those resources. we consume natural resources. What could be a better day for writing about sustainable tourism?

I heard the term sustainable tourism for the first time about a year ago. Since then I’ve been thinking about how to combine crafts and tourism on Kimitoön as an internationally appealing package. Will there be any interest? What are the unique selling points for Kimitoön as a travel destination?


Archipelago Sea is a sustainable holiday destination


Generally speaking, the situation on the Archipelago Sea looks very good what comes to sustainable tourism. My opinion is that a holiday at the Archipelago Sea ranks very high with Visit Finland’s list covering ecological, socio-cultural and economical points of sustainable tourism. The challenge, especially for an international traveller, is to get the information about the products and services available. If there is no information available, it is very hard to doom the level of sustainability at a potential holiday destination.

I have decided to give it a try, and to test my own ideas as holiday activities on Kimitoön. I’m happy to notice that most of the Visit Finland -criterias for sustainable tourism will be taken into account. As a traveler, I always want to add some true local experiences to my holiday. I want people visiting Kimitoön to be able to add some true local experiences to their holidays. Throughout the year.