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Arctic Tourism Is Growing. It Would Be Nice if You Tried to Follow WWF's Principles
Ten principlesArctic tourism has been a main consideration for The WWF International Arctic Programme. In this program a group of people working in Arctic tourism, government, research, conservation and communities from all over the Arctic came together to discuss pressing issues concerning tourism and conservation.
The whole program will benefit you and your Lapland travel in so many ways.
This forum led to the first arctic specific guidelines for tourism, the Ten Principles for tourism in the Arctic. These principles have been specified to address tour operator and visitor conduct.
The Ten Principles in Short
When using nature you will profit from following the mountain code.
Right of public accesIn Lapland you are free to roam roam almost everywhere. Read about your rights (and duties, of course).
Tourism and conservationAs you can imagine, the Arctic attracts many people who wish to experience its fantastic wildlife, its untouched landscapes and various cultures. So far the number of tourists travelling to the North is still relatively small, some areas are experience mass tourism in a fragile environments.
The WWF International Arctic Programme sees tourism as one way to support the protection of the arctic environment. Tourism activities can be conducted responsibly so that visitors learn to appreciate and respect arctic nature and cultures, as well as provide an additional income to local communities and traditional lifestyles.