We support the Finnish National Parks

Donation of the year: Hirvaan Kierros Sauna in Salamajärvi

This year, our donation will be used to refurbish yhe equipment of the sauna on the Hirvaan Kierros trail in Salamajärvi National Park: hot water cauldron, buckets, wash basins, washing stools, and sauna ladles. The donation amount has been collected from the 2023 sales of Vuoma Company's national park products, and the renovation will be carried out in the fall of 2024.

We wanted to continue supporting the renovation of national park saunas because we received a lot of positive feedback from last year's donation project, Luirojärvi huts and sauna in Urho Kekkonen National Park. It seems that sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish hiking and trekking culture. The saunas in national parks are heavily used, and some of them are in need of renovation.

The donated amount has grown by 20% from last year, now totaling €1,200. A big thanks once again to all our customers and partners who have made this donation possible.

The Valvatti sauna is located along the popular Hirvaan Kierros trail in Salamajärvi, slightly outside the main national park area. The sauna is part of the yard of the former forest ranger's house, renovated in 2007, which now serves as an open wilderness hut.

Front page photo of the Valvatti sauna is by Jyri Lehtonen, Metsähallitus, Nature Services.


With this year's donation the large-scale cleaning of the Luirojärvi huts and sauna in the Urho Kekkonen National Park will be carried out

We support the cleaning with a donation of € 1,000 for material and organization costs, the cleaning itself is carried out by voluteers. The donation amount has been collected in its entirely from the sales of our national park products in 2022, so the biggest thanks go to all of you Finnish nature lovers who helped us make the donation by buying our products from our online store or from our retailers.

We are happy and proud to announce that we have made our first donation to the Finnish National Parks!

We are supporting the "kämppäkummi" voluntary work project at Hannukuru Open Wilderness Hut in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park located in Northern Lapland. Our donation of 700€ will be used for example to produce various materials for the project as well as providing meals for the voluntary workers.

The aim of the project is to educate new hikers using the wilderness huts, how to make use of the huts in a correct manner. This way everyone will have a pleasant and safe stay in the open wilderness huts.

We love our National Parks

It's wonderful how more and more people have found the joy of being in nature and that a growing number of people finds it important to preserve our unique nature. We want to support this development, and we do it by donating an annual amount from the sale of each product in our online store to the development of Finland's national parks.

You can see the amount of a product-specific donation on each product page in our online store.

Finland's 41 national parks are managed by the Nature Services of Metsähallitus. They offer free basic services in the parks, customer service points, as well as online. The target of our annual donation is chosen together with the experts of Metsähallitus and it will be chosen amongst the proposals we have received. The selected target for the donation will be announced on our website after the decision is made.