European Charter Certified Local Business Partners

The local businesses offering quality services for the visitors in cooperation with the Syöte National Park may be awarded the European Charter ( Partner Business certificate.

The certified Charter Partners are committed to the Metsähallitus' Principles of Sustainable Tourism. They actively cooperate with the Syöte National Park staff, developing outstanding and environmentally friendly services for visitors. The Charter Partners also maintain and implement the Green Start Action Plan to promote sustainability in their operation. The common goal of the Syöte National Park and the Charter Partners is to offer sustainable visitor services with outstanding quality and unforgettable experiences.

The following businesses have been awarded the Charter Partner certificate:

  • Syötteen Eräpalvelut Ltd. (
    • Program services including dog sledge rides, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing, picking berries and mushrooms, thematic hiking, white water rafting, hiking, snowmobiling outside protected areas
    • Equipment rental: canoes, snowshoes, fishing gear
    • Transportation services for canoes
    • Catering services also outdoors, rental sauna, conference services
    • Outdoor programmes

Following enterprises and other organisations offer services in the national park. They have a cooperation agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable tourism ( when operating in the national park and hiking area.

Guided excursions & program services

Equipment rental

Restaurants, food & catering services

Transportation services

Accomondation and the Rental of Facilities

Other services

For Entrepreneurs

Tourist entrepreneurs operating in national parks or other areas managed by Metsähallitus need a cooperation agreement. A fee is charged for using the routes and service infrastructure for business activities.