Wild Taiga bed and breakfast, Finland


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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Wild Taiga bed and breakfast, Finland


In our area, Lentiira, situated in the region of Kainuu, Wild taiga, we have a beautiful and precious environment of boreal forest. Some rare animals as wolverine, the forest reindeer, flying squirrel, brown bears and wolves are living here. We encourage guests to get a better understanding of wildlife and to respect our environment and the wildlife living in it.

Our guided tours respect a safety distance from animals to observe them without disturbing them.

We have a code of conduct for our wildlife safaris and night in hides.

Our guides are qualified and experiences in wildlife and wilderness experiences.

We pratice reclycling at the B&B Taiga Spirit as well as at the village of Lentiira, we try to diminuate waste and use of water . We improve the isolation of the house to diminuate the heat lost and the use of electricity.The owner has participated at the elaboration of the climat change strategia of the Kainuu Region as a representative family . During 6 month about , the use of energy , waste quantity, travelling and food habits have been study to see the modifications after to have got more information on how to change our way of living to improve the climat changes .
We pick up berries and mushrooms on sustainable bases.

We plan our routes and programs to maximise the wildlife observation but minimize as much as possible animals disturbants and the use of the vehicule. We cooperate with others local compagnies exemple : join guest on transfer airport.

We help wildlife management by installation on nesting boxes for birds ( owls, goldeneyes..) and feeding places and work with wildlife researchers. Our compagny will refund 1 euro per client to wildlife protection association ( in France, FERUS, in Spain FAPAS, Fund for protection on wild animals)


The village of Lentiira is about 180 inhabitants. We have a village association and we have been part of the council of the association from 2007-2011. The owner of the B&B Taiga Spirit is involve in the village development , she participed to create a local and rural development projet with the local people , the project objectifs are: environment and cultural value, local tourism improvement, to improve network between local people, organise local events . Works with local people and neighbours. Help neighbours and the village to improve their environment and restore old building ( voluntary work, look for finance for bigger projects). The guest are encouraged to visit the cultural and natural sights of the village, as the beautiful church or the tar making.

We use the local shop and buy local products from local people ( berry juice, fish from the nearby lakes,...) or make our own production. Since 18 years, we are actif in local nature protection association and organise small events for different public ( nest boxes building, guided trips, bird watching, nature experience trail for children,...).

We are participating in numerous and different voluntary work for different local organisations. We work with others tourism companies to improve the local development and create a good network to enjoy to work together in the same area.

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