Harriniva Best In Wilderness responsible tourism background and facts.
Harriniva Hotels and Safaris operates in Muonio-Enontekiö area, in West Lapland, directly next to and partly also inside the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park that has according to WHO studies the cleanest air in the world.
We at Harriniva see us to be privileged of the surrounding nature, of which we must all take really good care. We have been committed on being a pioneer in responsible tourism both in Finland and worldwide.
We are surrounded with clear blue lakes and rivers with endless fishing opportunities and drinking quality water. Lapland is called ‘Europe’s last wilderness’, there are approximately 1,8 persons /km2 and 2,5 reindeers /km2. Finnish Lapland is the world’s largest organic wild food picking area, with a whopping 9 million hectares of organic picking grounds. Here everyman’s rights give the permission to pick the organic mushrooms and berries freely.
The Lappish Culture heritage is important for us, the Pietikäinen family that owns the company in 3 generations descends directly from the Sami indigenous people, from the family of Vasara. Sami are the only indigenous people in Europe.