Transport

Most national parks and other popular areas are accessible by reasonably priced public transport, but bus services are not very frequent in sparsely populated rural areas.

Ferry. Photo: Tage Lampen

Free car parking is usually provided at the beginning of most popular trails. Using local taxi services at each end of a trip often works out less expensive and more convenient than hiring a car.

See the web pages for specific destinations for details of local public transport connections. Detailed information on public transport routes and timetables (opas.matka.fii), with links for bus, train and ferry services.

Compensating for air travel emissions

Nature tourism is a good way to promote nature conservation, because the economic benefits provided by tourism encourages the preservation of natural values in tourist destinations. However, travelling to a nature destination still produces carbon dioxide emissions, with air travel being the biggest culprit.
 
Switching from air travel to another mode of transport is one of the more effective ways to reduce one's personal carbon footprint. If, however, you decide to travel by air or there are no other options, you can explore the alternatives offered by carbon emissions compensation.
 
Calculating and receiving a compensation payment for your flight can easily be done on, for example, the www.myclimate.org website. On the website, you can also select the recipient of your compensation payment.