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Values and networks

Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of the most important works of architect Alvar Aalto, and has an internationally renowned place in the history of modern architecture.
Aalto himself fell in love with Säynätsalo and named the islands the Tahiti of Lake Päijänne.

Read about our business values.


The Aalto Architecture and Design Heritage Tourism Route Association promotes tourism to sites designed by Alvar Aalto's architectural practice, and preserves their cultural heritage.

For the tourism industry to meet changing demand and secure its future, development must be sustainable. To this end, Visit Finland has developed the Sustainable Travel Finland programme for tourism businesses and regions and the Sustainable Travel Finland label.

Biosphere Community: the largest sustainability community in the world. More than 30 million tourists visit Biosphere Destinations and companies.

We Speak Gay develops a more open business culture by educating companies and communities about the importance of inclusion and sexual and gender diversity.

The Autism Friendly certification aims to make services more accessible to people with autism spectrum disorder. Read our Autism-Friendly guidelines on visiting the Municipal Hall.

Visit Finland and 60 Finnish tourism companies and regions have signed the tourism industry's global climate declaration, the Glasgow Declaration for Climate Action in Tourism. The signatories commit to halving their carbon dioxide emissions during this decade and aim to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050.

The Welcome Cyclist logo is designed to make life easier for cycling tourists when they are looking for services that suit them. Cycling-friendly businesses will welcome the cyclist, even when they are crunchy, and offer them secure bike storage, a pump and basic tools, a charging point and information about routes, services and cycling facilities in the area.

Accessibility and accessible services belong to everyone! The Equal Service for All label is a sign of our commitment to improving the accessibility and accessibility of our premises, services and products. The YPK label has been developed as a tool for private and public sector actors to promote equality.