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The most important aspect of our rooms is rest. We want you to be fully recharged so you’ll get the most out of what you come to us for – a carefully curated natural experience.
Out in the wilderness by day and in the sauna or maybe by a campfire in the evening – what you’ll want from your room is rest and a good sleep, without too many distractions. Like a bird’s nest.
Digital detox? Up to you. We feel that TV has no place here, but the Forest Lounge provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in sharing experiences of the day and plan your next excursions and activities with a refreshing soft drink, quality wine or local craft beer.
Our accommodation prices include fresh locally sourced breakfast, sauna, and Wi-Fi. Read more
Catch, forage and cook your own food, using natural and very, very local ingredients. Everything tastes better the fresher it is.
See, feel and breath in the overwhelming richness and purity of Finland’s national treasures – vast forests and countless lakes, which you can explore by walking, mountain biking, skiing or kayaking.
There’s also a multitude of wonderful experiences right by your nest, if you’re looking to just be or have difficulty moving about. We take great care in ensuring your stay will be unforgettable and deeply restorative – just the way you are. Read more
Take a step back from your busy life – just 30 minutes from bustling Helsinki. Discover the true nature of your business and step into the heart of the Nuuksio lake highlands where the resident woodland spirits watch over you.
NOOX, the first proven name for the Nuuksio region, lives on in the name of our hotel’s NOOX meeting room.
Forest Lounge is a space replete with wilderness elegance. Forest Lounge provides an opportunity to immerse yourself over a glass of quality wine or local craft beer while sharing your experiences of the day or planning the next days’ adventures. Snacks are also available. Forest Lounge & Bar is also a shared living room and a place to kick back and chill.
Tourism has a huge impact on nature, climate, culture and economy – both globally & locally. It’s often exploitative and does more harm than good, but we can start changing this now.
At Haltia Lake Lodge we take our part very seriously. All of our operations run on 100% wind energy, utilise little to no plastic and benefit a wide range of local operators. We recycle everything, build and renovate using circular economy and aim to be carbon neutral in 2025. Stay with us and have a positive impact.
Best Sustainable Hotel: Europe 2022
The winners of Boutique Hotel Awards 2022 were announced on 8th November 2022. Haltia Lake Lodge was named Best Sustainable Hotel: Europe. The judges applauded Haltia Lake Lodge for its beautiful natural setting and thoughtfully sustainable approach. Once a council dormitory building, the Lodge itself has been transformed into a luxurious sanctuary in the tranquil Finnish forest.
Background on the Awards & Awards process
The Boutique Hotel Awards is the first and only international awards organisation exclusively dedicated to recognising unique excellence among boutique hotels.
The hotels and private villas are tried and tested, giving the judges first-hand experience of what makes them special. Each and every property is visited personally by an experienced hotel judge, who specialises in each category, and where decisions on winners depend on true guest experience at the property.
The winners were selected from over 250 Nominees in over 70 countries. Entrants are nominated each year by a member of the Awards Nomination Committee, comprising 30 leading travel experts, whose business it is to be ‘in-the-know’ concerning the extraordinary boutique hotels. The Awards then coordinate judge evaluation visits with each shortlisted nominee. The judges document all aspects of the guest experience covering elements of dining, design, concept, facilities, location, service and, most importantly, emotional impact. Finally, these evaluations are meticulously studied by the Awards Panel, which decides the Award winners.
Green Key certification
Haltia Lake Lodge has been awarded the Green Key environmental certificate as per the 1st October, 2021. With environmental certification, our guests can make more environmentally sustainable choices and reduce their own carbon footprint.
The Green Key award is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their premises adhere to the strict criteria set by the Foundation for Environmental Education. A Green Key stands for the promise to its guests that by opting to stay with the Green Key establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental level. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits. Green Key is eligible for hotels, hostels, small accommodations, campsites, holiday parks, conference centres, restaurants and attractions.
Sustainable Travel Finland
In February 2022, Haltia Lake Lodge received the Sustainable Travel Finland label awarded by Visit Finland.
The idea of Sustainable Travel Finland programme is to provide companies and destinations with a sustainable development path; a concrete toolkit for sustainable tourism that makes it easier to adopt sustainable practices and choices in the everyday business. Companies and destinations that undergo the entire programme are recognised with the Sustainable Travel Finland label and will have access to a continuous development model, the latest information on sustainable tourism development, and marketing support and visibility on Visit Finland channels.
Hotels for Trees
In February 2022, Haltia Lake Lodge became the first property in the Nordics to sign up for Hotels for Trees. This initiative enables our guests to compensate a part of the CO2 impact of their journey and strengthens the sustainable efforts of Haltia Lake Lodge.
The Hotels for Trees Foundation contributes directly to a greener hotel world. A hotel world in which one new tree is planted each time a guest chooses to skip the daily room cleaning. The impact of this green choice can be seen on the Hotels for Trees website the very next day and directly contributes to (re-)forestation projects of partner Trees for All across the globe.
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