Responsible traveller explores the natuer in a safe manner, also considering the safety of others. Here you can read more on safety when exploring the arctic nature.

Consider the safety of yourself as well as others

The best way to ensure safety is to explore the great outdoors with a local guide. This way you can relax and enjoy the activities and the scenery while your guide ensures your safety. 

When walking on roads outside the Midnight Sun season, remember to use a flashlight and a reflector so that others can see you. 

The arctic weather conditions can be unpredictable year-round, so always carry warm clothes with you. The weather can change rapidly. 

If you’re planning a hike, always inform others of your plans and the planned route. 


Never go on ice without a guide, even when there’s a snow mobile track, as falling through thin ice can be lethal. 

The surroundings of Utsjoki are often very challenging for different outdoor activities. Ensure that you have the strenght to return. In many places there is no network, always take a map and a compass with you. 

When you see unsafe behaviour, intervene to ensure the safety of others. 

Read more on safety in different outdoor activities from below. Have a safe trip to Utsjoki!

This sustainability website has been created as part of a project on Sustainable Tourism in Utsjoki. The project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the Regional Council of Lapland and the municipality of Utsjoki, the aim of which is to make Utsjoki an even more responsible travel destination and to steer the travellers to travel in a responsible. 

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