Booking Kirkenes is Eco-Lighthouse certified!

We are incredibly proud. Now we have a visible proof that we take responsibility, and a concrete tool for working continuously with environmental improvements and green change. Booking Kirkenes works according to the following 10 sustainability principles and our goal is to create a sustainable tourism industry in Sør-Varanger Municipality.

Conservation of nature, culture and environment

13.1. Cultural richness
To respect, further develop and highlight the local community’s historical cultural heritage, authentic culture, traditions and distinctive features.
13.2. The physical and visual integrity of the landscape
To preserve and further develop landscape quality, both for urban and rural areas, so that the landscape’s physical and visual integrity is not degraded.
13.3. Biodiversity
To support the conservation of natural areas, wildlife and habitats, and minimize their destruction.
13.4. Clean environment and resource efficiency
To minimize pollution of air, water and land by tourism companies and tourists (including noise), as well as to minimize the generation of their waste and the consumption of scarce and non-renewable resources.

Strengthening social values

13.5. Local quality of life and social values
To preserve and strengthen the quality of life in the local community, including social structures, access to resources, facilities and public goods for all, as well as avoid any form of social degradation and exploitation. 13.6. Local control and commitment
To engage and empower the local community and local stakeholders in terms of planning, decision-making and the development of local tourism. 13.7. Job quality for tourism employees To strengthen the quality of tourism jobs (directly and indirectly), including wage levels and working conditions without discrimination based on gender, race, disability or other factors.
13.8. Guest satisfaction, security and quality of experience
To ensure safe, satisfying and enriching experiences for all tourists regardless of gender, race, disability or other factors.

Economic viability

13.9. Economically viable and competitive tourism destinations through local value creation
To ensure the viability and competitiveness of tourism destinations in a long-term perspective, by maximizing the value creation of tourism in the local community, including what tourists leave behind of values ​​locally. 13.10. Economically viable and competitive tourism companies

To ensure the viability and competitiveness of tourism companies in a long-term perspective.
Leave our place in its beautiful state so that future generations can also enjoy their stay

A guideline for our guests

Our biggest and most important treasure is nature. Here you can breathe in clean air, drink the world’s best spring water either straight from the water tap or from a crystal clear river. We must take care of this treasure and the main reason why you visiting us!
We care and hope you care too.
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Have a great time in Kirkenes!