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Ice swimming reduces stress

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If you want to reduce stress – try ice swimming! Take  a dip in ice cold water. It might be one of the best decisions that you make. Here are six amazing health benefits of ice swimming.

1. Your immune system will get better

The effects of ice cold water on the immune system are a fact. Due do studies we know that ice cold water helps to boost the white blood cell count because the body is forced to react to changing conditions. This is how your body becomes better at mobilizing its defenses.

This is why so many people who participate in ice cold water swimming are rarely sick.

2. Reduce depression

Endorphins are what the brain produces to make us feel good about certain activities. Ice cold swimming is a form of exercise and this has been proven reduce depression. Swimming in ice cold water brings us close to the pain barrier. Endorphins are released when we’re in pain to help us cope.

3. Adapt to cold

Cold water swimming flushes your veins. It forces blood to the surface and pushes the cold downwards. Repeated exposure adapts us to cold.

In older and vulnerable people, this is essential. It helps them to cope better during harsh winters.

4. Ice swimming burns calories

The heart must pump faster and the body must work harder to keep everything warm while swimming in ice cold water. This is why you´ll burn more calories.

6. Ice swimming or just taking an ice dip reduces stress

Reducing stress means you will feel better and more optimistic. Studies tell about the link between cold water and stress reduction.

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Sámi culture in Finland

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The Sámi live in the Northern parts of Scandinavia and in parts of North-Eastern Russia. The Sámi have been known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, but these terms are regarded as offensive by some Sámi people. You just can use the word Sámi. In Finland, the Sámi population is around 10 500 persons. The preservation of their endangered language and culture is governed by an autonomous Sámi parliament in Inari, Finland. The Sámi have their National Day on February 6.

Sámi culture

 

The Sámi has a rich cultural heritage. It is known for its close connection to the land they live on. Inari, Enontekiö, and Utsjoki are the best places to explore the colorful Sámi culture of today.

The traditional Sámi livelihoods are fishing, gathering, handicrafts, hunting, and reindeer herding. Reindeer herding is still one of the most important things of the Sámi culture. Ever since the development of reindeer herding, reindeer have been an important form of transportation. Today, tourists can experience the traditional form of transportation in the form of reindeer sleigh rides in wintertime.

In Finland, we have three spoken Sámi languages: North Sámi, Skolt Sámi, and Inari Sámi. Inari Sámi, which is spoken by approximately 350 speakers, is the only one that is used entirely within the borders of Finland. It is spoken mainly in the municipality of Inari.

 

Ethical tourism

 

The tourism industry in Finland has been criticized for using Sámi culture as a marketing tool by promoting opportunities to experience “authentic” Sámi ceremonies and lifestyles. Symbols of Sámi culture have been productized and represented in tourism exploiting Sámi culture in Finland for decades. At many tourist locales, non-Sámi dress in inaccurate replicas of Sámi traditional clothing, and gift shops sell crude reproductions of Sámi handicrafts. To some Sámi, this is an insulting display of cultural exploitation. In the worst cases, the incorrect, primitivized image of the Sámi, which is widespread in tourism exploiting Sámi culture, offends and/or objectifies the Sámi community.

Borrowed traditions are largely taking space with invented traditions in that they simply are not part of the culture to which they are claimed to belong to. The difference between borrowed and invented traditions is that borrowed traditions exist as traditions in another culture or region. Borrowed traditions are damaging when they are in conflict with a tradition that is an original and authentic part of the culture of the area.

An example of an especially damaging and culturally unsustainable borrowed tradition is touristic dog sledding. In certain areas, this practice is in strong conflict with reindeer herding, one of the main things of Sámi culture, causing direct or indirect harm to this traditional livelihood.

When visiting Finland and Lapland, please respect the Sámi people and their culture. Let the Sámi maintain and transmit their culture to future generations without the negative effects of tourism. Please ask for permission before you photograph people, whether by the camera or mobile phone.

 

-Anniina

 

Sources:

Lapland.fi

Samediggi.fi

Visit Finland.com

Wikipedia.org

 

Green northern lights above a wintery forest.

Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis

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To understand what causes the Northern Lights is quite a new thing to us people. With science we have a pretty good idea on it now.  At the 18th century the first serious scientific attempts were made to explain the phenomena and the 1950s we really understand how the Aurora formed. It is all about the sun and solar wind.

Solar wind travels 92 million miles until reaching Earth’s magnetic field. When solar particles hit the magnetic field, they’re deflected around Earth. Near the poles the solar wind follows the magnetic flux lines deeper towards the poles.

When solar wind is getting closer to Earth near the poles it hits our atmosphere and starts to react with atmospheric gases, like oxygen and nitrogen. The interaction makes the particles energized, and as they become energized they emit photos, or light.

The most common color we see is green. The reason for that is, that the human eye registers green easier than reds or blues. Another reason is, that solar particles commonly react with oxygen.

In Finland we believe that the Norther Lights are caused by fox. The Finnish word for the Northern Lights is revontulet.  This word means “fox fire”.  The story behind this is that the revered fox would run through the snow, he’d sweep his tail back and forth and the sparks created by this would rise into the sky.

The Sámi people in Lapland also had other explanations for the Northern Lights. One is that the Auroras were plumes from a whale’s blowhole. One common belief around The World was, that the Auroras were physical manifestations of the souls of the dead.

 

Where and when can you see Northern Lights

 

The best chances to see Auroras is in the northernmost part of Finland for example in Kilpisjärvi, Ylläs, Levi and Saariselkä. Best chances for Auroras are at Kilpisjärvi (75 % of nights), then e.g. Ylläs, Levi, Saariselkä (50 % of nights) and more you go to south the lower is probability to see Auroras.

The typical time for auroral displays is at midnight, but auroras may occur randomly anytime when it´s dark and the sky is clear enough for seeing them. Aurora hunters should stay alert at least between 21:00 and 02:00. Sometimes Northern Lights can appear and disappear within minutes or those can last hours on the Sky. The thing is, you never know!

Summer nights are too light for auroras, those are not visible in sunlight. In late August, nights grow darker, and the aurora season lasts until spring. Considering the weather, the best time for seeing auroras in Northern Finland is in September, October, March and early April.

 

Northern Lights watching tips

 

  • Find a dark, open place far away from town lights. Hilltops and lakes are good places.
  • Auroras usually are seen on the northern sky, try to find an unrestricted view toward the northern sky.
  • Optimal weather is dark and cloudless night. If the night sky is clear and starry, chances of seeing the Northern Lights are good.
  • The weather can change fast and vary locally. Thick clouds will prevent you from seeing auroras.
  • Keep your legs warm, as nothing ruins a trip like cold feet. Take a pair that are slightly loose and add extra woolen socks. Winter boots can be bigger than your normal shoes! Also protect your fingers, head and body against the cold.
  • Take a headlamp with you for moving safely in the dark.
  • Remember to move also. It will get your blood flowing and keep you warm.
  • Take a hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate or warm juice in a thermal flask, sandwiches, nuts and chocolate for snacks.
  • Hunting auroras is more fun with your friend. 😀

 

-Anniina

Sources:

Ilmatieteen laitos.fi

Visit Finland.com

Lapland.fi

GoFinland.fi

A man relaxing in a jacuzzi watching the northern lights.

Winter activities

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Finland is an amazing destination to visit in winter, especially Lapland! The snow season in Lapland starts in November and lasts until May, so we have a lot of activities to fill all the snowy time. In Lapland is so much to see and do. You can go downhill or cross-country skiing, go on a husky safari, snowmobile safari, ice-fishing, sauna, and icy dip in a lake or go on a snowshoeing, reindeer ride or try how a kicksled works.

 

Winter activities

 

The best skiing season in Lapland starts in February and lasts until May. Levi is the most popular ski resort in Finland. Levi is close to Kittilä airport, just a few minutes drive away. Other Lapland’s ski centers are essentially holiday resorts, with many more activities on offer besides skiing and snowboarding. Cross-country skiing is very popular also during the wintertime. Around Ylläs area there are over 300 kilometers of skiing tracks.

If skiing or snowboarding is not for you, then maybe you should try snowshoeing. This involves strapping oversized “shoes” onto your feet and then wandering the snowy landscape. With snowshoes on you can walk over the snow without sinking in deep snow. Snowshoes are recommended for winter hiking as they cause less damage on trails than walking in normal boots.

Kicksledding is a unique model of transportation. It is primarily done in Scandinavia. Kicksledding is quite straightforward. You’ll need a kicksled and ice or hard-packed snow, then you stand at the back of the sled on the runners, and kick to provide forward motion. Easy and fun!

Ice fishing is like a meditation to Finns. To catch a fish in wintertime you need to be patient, it can take several hours to get your first fish. In Finland, you don’t need a license to go ice fishing. Perch and pike are two of the common types of fish in the lakes in Finland.

Ice swimming in a hole in the icy lake or sea really does you the world of good. This is no longer all about toughening you up, a ritual or being macho, but simply an incomparable energy boost and good for your health. This has traditionally been an older people thing, but recent generations have made swimming in icy water rather trendier.

Usually, you go sauna before ice swimming. Sauna is the most traditional thing you can do in Finland. For Finns sauna is a place to meet friends, visit with family, meditate, and even hold business meetings. Most Finns have their own private saunas in their homes or cottages. Finns generally go to saunas in the nude, but if you feel uncomfortable being naked, you can wear a swimsuit or towel.

If you want to see reindeer, there are lots of opportunities in Finland.  You can visit a reindeer farm, wildlife park, or do a reindeer safari with reindeer pulling a traditional sled. This is an easy-going ride, if the reindeer wants to eat in the middle of the safari they just stop and eat and then they continue.

Husky or snowmobile tours are operated a lot in Lapland. Basically, where ever you go from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjärvi, there are plenty of tour operators who do these safaris or you can rent a snowmobile and go on by yourself.

 

How to dress for cold

 

  • Underwear: thermal underwear (breathable material), socks, underwear pants and shirt.
  • Mid-layer: loose, fleece, wool. High-neck shirt and loose trousers. Woolen socks.
  • Top layer: warm, windproof jacket and pants. Choose one size bigger shoes than normally (tight boots are cold!). Gloves should be loose mittens with linings and a warm hat or beanie.
  • Slightly too big clothes are warmer in cold than too tight clothes.
  • Too many layers aren´t good eighter, because it is not good if you are sweating in cold.

 

-Anniina

 

Sources:

Visit Finland.com

Destination Lapland.fi

Independenttravelcats.com

 

 

 

 

Delfiini uimassa meressä.

Blue Flag

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Blue Flag

 

Tiesitkö, että rannoille ja venesatamille on olemassa sertifikaatti, joka kattaa vastuullisen toiminnan kyseisillä alueilla. Tämä Suomessa ehkä vähemmän tunnettu sertifikaatti löytyy maailmanlaajuisesti jo 50:stä eri maasta. Lähin Blue Flag kohde löytyy länsinaapuristamme Ruotsista.

Blue Flag eli Sininen lippu on yksi arvostetuimmista sertifikaateista rannoille ja venesatamille. Blue Flag ohjelman ja sen yhteistyökumppaneiden ansiosta maailmasta löytyy yli 4500 rantaa ja venesatamaa, jotka haluavat myötävaikuttaa kestävän kehityksen edistämiseen. Vuonna 2021 eniten Blue Flag rantoja löytyi Espanjasta. Näitä on 615 kappaletta!

Blue Flagin ideana on saada ihmiset ymmärtämään enemmän ympäristöstään. Taustalla on ajatus kestävästä matkailusta, ympäristökasvatuksesta ja -suojelusta. Blue Flag kampanjoi lisäksi eriarvoisuutta, työttömyyttä, terveysuhkia, luonnon varojen ehtymistä, saastuttamista ja ympäristön köyhtymistä vastaan.

Sertifikaatin saaneet rannat ja satamat ovat sitoutuneet kehittämään ympäristöystävällistä matkailua. Tämä pitää sisällään rantojen puhtaanapidon, turvallisuuden ja palvelujen tason. Puhtauskriteerit pitävät sisällään rannat ja niiden edustojen vesialueet. Turvallisuus kriteerit sisältävät mm. esteettömyyden eli rantojen tulee olla saavutettavissa kaikille sekä hengenpelastajia tulee olla riittävästi aamusta iltaan. Palvelujen tulee kattaa wc tilat, aurinkotuolit- ja varjot, jalkasuihkut sekä laudoitetut kävelyosuudet. Lapsille suunnatut leikkialueet ovat plussaa. Rannoilla tapahtuvan toiminnan tulee olla ympäristöystävällistä ja edistää kestävää kehitystä.

Toivottavasti saamme vielä lähitulevaisuudessa Suomeenkin näitä vastuullisen toiminnan omaavia rantoja ja venesatamia.

 

-Anniina

Lähteet:

Espanja.com

Blueflag.global

How to travel ecofriendly and develop sustainable tourism.

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How to travel eco-friendly and develop sustainable tourism.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world economy. It is closely linked to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of many countries.

Traveling is a very popular activity. People are traveling more and more, air travel has become cheaper, there are more travel itineraries, more travel destinations are being sold, larger cruise ships are constantly being built, more hotels are opening, and new accommodation options are opening. It developed very rapidly before the 2020 pandemic. However, this is just a temporary pause in tourism growth and the tourism industry is predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels soon.

Huge travel limitations in 2020 and 2021 will put an end to the problem of over tourism for the time being. As a result, it is worthwhile to consider and create sustainable tourism now.

In my last blog, I talked about the benefits of sustainable tourism and explained why it is so important. And this time I will tell you how to travel eco-friendly and take care of nature while exploring new destinations.

Things that tourists can do to develop sustainable tourism.

In this part I will talk about a few things that every tourist can do to develop sustainable tourism.

1.Avoid the plane and board the train and buses.

Traveling by train or bus is a good way to make yourself part of the emerging slow travel trend. Tourists visiting fewer places and spending more time in each place better understand the culture and traditions of the place, but also reduce their carbon footprint.

2.Support reputable organizations that care about the environment.

It is worth supporting companies that help develop sustainable tourism. These can be travel agencies from the home country and up to local firms in the tourist country.

3.Visit small, authentic places.

By supporting small destinations like cafes, restaurants, hostels, travelers help prevent over tourism. In this way, they reduce the number of visitors to popular tourist destinations, help small businesses grow, and better immerse themselves in the culture of the country.

4.Use water wisely.

Avoid unnecessary laundry or towels in your hotel room if they have only recently been washed. These are still clean things that can be used more than once. This will help cut down on unnecessary water use.

5.Refuse to use plastic.

The Great Pacific Landfill, a whirlpool of human waste stretching thousands of miles across the ocean, contains billions of abandoned plastic bottles and bags that will take hundreds of years, if ever, to decompose, wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. Items that can be recycled should be used wherever possible.

6.Support the actual economy in the community.

To assist in the growth of the local economy, travellers should purchase locally sourced produce. Although buying local handicrafts and souvenirs is not always cheaper, it ensures that the support to the economy is more direct and constructive.

7.Save energy.

Urists often consume significantly more energy than local residents and many destinations cannot meet demand. While on vacation, do your best to conserve local energy resources. Turn off lights, TV and any other electronics when not in use. When leaving the hotel, turn off the air conditioner or set the thermostat a few degrees higher.

8.Respect local communities

Learn more about the traditions and way of life of the locals to broaden your horizons by accepting differences and absorbing local culture. Start immersing yourself in other cultures by reading local history, traditions and etiquette before visiting. Download a language app and learn a few phrases in your local language. It is important to follow the rules and characteristics of the local community in order to be understood and enjoy the trip. Check out our blog about things to remember when coming to Finland.

Travel eco-friendly!

There are many other things that will keep you eco-friendly. However, the main thing is to develop sustainable tourism. Everyone can already do this even by simply talking about it and its importance!

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На русском

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Sustainable tourism and why is it important to care for the environment?

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Sustainable tourism and why is it important to care for the environment?

Tourism is beneficial since it allows travelers to develop their skills, learn more about new cultures and destinations, and cheer them up. It, on the other hand, is extremely detrimental to the environment.

Tourism has a huge negative environmental impact. These issues include the depletion of local natural resources, pollution and waste management issues. Overconsumption of natural resources is common in tourism, especially in places where resources are already scarce.

In this blog, I will explain why it is important to care for the environment and spreading awareness about sustainable tourism.

Negative effects of tourism.

Pressure on the region’s resources.

One of the most serious negative repercussions of tourism is over tourism. Travelers deplete local resources by using them. Furthermore, if too many people congregate in one location, local resources will get depleted over time.

The first to go will be fresh subterranean water. This is already happening in many cities around the world, causing significant disruption to local populations. Tourism also puts a huge strain on local land use, causing soil erosion. Buildings sink into the earth under their own weight in some places.

Nature destruction and habitat loss.

The ecosystem suffers because of the building of new hotels and roadways. Animals are compelled to relocate when their natural environment is destroyed. This is extremely detrimental to the growth of many animal populations.

Furthermore, the issue of garbage disposal contributes significantly to environmental damage. Marine life suffers when untreated effluent is released into the ocean. Other trash that is not properly disposed of (for example, dumped in a forest or river) can harm the environment by releasing toxins over time.

Loss of the cultural identity of the place and community.

Locals are frequently forced to adapt their traditional ways of life to accommodate the wants of tourists. Tourist-oriented shops are stocked, hotels are developed and built in the same style, and small family restaurants are converted into pubs due to demand. Gradually, a tiny, cozy hamlet transforms into a party hotspot with a lot of noise. And residents in the area have no choice but to adapt.

The cuisine is an excellent example of this. Local restaurants are gradually beginning to offer more products for foreign tourists, making cuisine that are more understandable to travelers rather than locals. And eating is an essential component of any culture.

All of this transforms the formerly charming and unique city into yet another tourist destination with the same appearance.

Aggression and crime rates are on the rise.

It is critical to become acquainted with the customs and traditions of each new location you visit. In one country, what is considered normal may be considered disrespectful or even insulting in another.

Tourists frequently disregard local customs and moral norms due to ignorance or carelessness. Locals may become irritated as a result of tourists’ “poor” behavior, which undermines local culture.

Also, some persons may be enticed by the easy money offered by visitors to engage in illegal activity. As a result, there is an increase in crime and antisocial behavior.

For those who come to Finland for the first time, you can read the rules of conduct in this wonderful country in my other blog.

Increased pollution.

When many people congregate in one location, rubbish accumulates. To begin, there are plastic waste items such as water bottles, take-out containers, varied packaging, plastic bags, and so forth.

More flights, hotels, energy wasted in buildings, more tourist shopping centers, and other activities are wreaking havoc on the environment.

Pollution produces an adverse environment for the local animals, driving them away from their natural home.

The exploitation of animals to entertain the tourists.

Animal tours are virtually always available everywhere you go on vacation.

It can be an elephant safari in Asia or a photo with lion cubs in South Africa. There are also circuses, aquariums, and street vendors where animals perform shows for tourists to enjoy.

All these hobbies can appear to be a lot of fun. Some people think that animals like to perform or roll people. In reality, all of these animals go through a lot of pain. They are frequently removed from the wild at a young age. Their owner keeps them in deplorable conditions, and humans use extremely severe and often cruel tactics to educate the animal to perform tricks. These include beatings, making loud noises to intimidate animals, shattering their spirits, and keeping them in chains, among other things.

Many people take part in these activities because they adore animals and wish to learn more about them. They simply have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes. As a result, it is critical to raise awareness about these challenges.

 

It is hard to list all the hazardous things because there are so many! Congestion of people and vehicles, rising pricing for goods and services, destination reliance on tourism, and degradation of natural landmarks and the like are just some factors. Every day, tourism causes huge damage to the environment! However, tourism is beautiful and important. You just need to travel wisely and develop sustainable tourism.

 

Ekomatkaajat’s goal is sustainable tourism and care for the environment. It is important for us to protect nature and animals to make tourism more enjoyable for everyone. Find out more about volunteering and environmental protection on our website.

 

In my next blog, I will show you how to make tourism more eco-friendly.

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Kestävä matkailu

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Vastuullisella matkustamisella on kaksi puolta: ekologinen ja eettinen. Ekologisuudella tarkoitetaan sitä miten paljon luonnonvaroja kuluttaa matkustaessaan määränpäähänsä ja kuinka ympäristöä säästävästi toimii perillä. Matkan eettisyydellä tarkoitetaan sitä, ettei matkan aikana tule polkeneeksi paikallisten ihmisten oikeuksia, vaan saa nämä hyötymään turismista mahdollisimman paljon.

Vastuu kestävämmästä matkailusta on matkailijoilla. Tutustu matkailun ympäristömerkkeihin. Ympäristömerkit keskittyvät yleensä veden- ja energiankulutuksen vähentämiseen ja kierrätyksen edistämiseen. Maailmalla on myös monia kotikutoisia ekomerkkejä. Suosi matkanjärjestäjiä ja palveluita, joilla on käytössään ulkopuolisen tahon myöntämä, sertifioitu ja tunnettu ympäristömerkki.

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Matkustaessasi Suomessa tai ulkomailla nauti ruokailusta ja virvokkeista paikallisten suosimissa paikoissa. Nauti Reilun kaupan kahvista ja lähiruuasta valmistettuja luomu ruoka-annoksia. Suosi MSC-merkittyjä kalatuotteita. Kysy rohkeasti matkustaessasi omaan ruokavalioosi sopivia vaihtoehtoja!

Pakkaaminen matkalle

Jos tarvitset uusia vaatteita tai tavaroita matkalle osta ne secondhandinä tai lainaa. Kysy lainaksi tarvittaessa rinkkaa tai matkalaukkua, jos et itse omista. Mikäli päädyt ostamaan, tee harkittuja ostopäätöksiä uusista tavaroista.

Ostaessasi tavaran et osta vain tavaraa vaan tavaran ostaminen tarkoittaa samalla kokonaisvaltaisesti koko ostoketjun ostamista kuluttajana ostopäätöksen kautta. Tutki mitä pakkauksissa näkyy ja lukee. Tarkastele tavaran vastuullisuutta, eettisyyttä ja ekologisuutta.

 

Mandi

 

Lähteet:

Vastuullisen matkailijan käsikirja, Heidi Kalmari & Kati Kelola, 2009