Hotel Iso-Syöte is located at the top of a mountain, surrounded by beautiful nature. We also want to cherish this landscape, so we pay special attention to the environment and energy issues in our operations.
Hotel Iso-Syöte holds the Green DQS certificate, which indicates that we are committed to doing more for the environment than required by law or regulations. Green DQS-certified companies focus on issues such as energy consumption, the use of water, recycling and the eco-friendliness of their services.
With the new hotel we wanted to further improve our eco-credentials by investing in environmentally friendly technologies. The hotel will use the latest energy-efficient air conditioning technology, and the kitchen appliances used also meet today’s energy requirements. In addition, we have our own heating plant, which uses renewable energy. Wood chips from a nearby sawmill are used to heat the entire hotel, including the suites’ outdoor hot tubs. Heat is generated by means of a closed water circulation system, which is controlled by an automated and energy-efficient system.
Environmental responsibility is reflected in the everyday running of Hotel Iso-Syöte in many ways; for example, we actively monitor electricity and water consumption, and we have taken measures to reduce the consumption thereof. Hotel Iso-Syöte also uses powerful yet eco-friendly LEDs that are automatically controlled, which means that lights are only on when they are really needed.
Hotel Iso-Syöte uses locally sourced pure spring water. In order to avoid the unnecessary use of water, the taps in our hotel are fitted with water-saving solutions, and we encourage our guests to pay attention to how often they want their towels changed.
In addition to technical measures, we have also paid special attention to small but significant everyday operations. We want to invest in recycling so that glass, cardboard, plastic, paper and other materials are correctly sorted at the new hotel. The aim is to actively reduce the amount of bio-waste.
All snowmobiles are new and feature modern four-stroke technology, which means lower fuel consumption and lower emissions.
Environmental responsibility is based on the principle of continuous improvement. Hotel Iso-Syöte’s plans for the next few years include large investments in areas such as solar power and electric cars. Through these actions, we want to support sustainable development and a healthy environment in the years to come, whilst offering a fantastic holiday destination to those who appreciate ecological travel options.
Restaurant Hilltop’s meats
Reindeer meat is a local food, so if you prefer local, Finnish production, please choose reindeer meat from the menu.
We would like to use domestic beef and pork, but unfortunately good domestic production is not sufficient to meet the needs of restaurants. The beef and pork we buy has grown under optimal growing conditions in warm countries. Climate, sun, water and grass also make livestock more affordable to grow. No hormones or antibiotics are given to the cattle. The long history of animal husbandry also ensures that the meat is hung for long periods (up to months), resulting in good quality and uniform quality meat, while domestic meat is placed directly from the slaughterhouse to the table, making the meat tough. The carbon footprint of imported cargo is equivalent to driving about 200 km by truck, as 10-20 thousand containers go to the container ship. In addition, in Finland, cattle are raised in yard farms, where they need to be served fodder, and heating consumes a huge amount of energy and money.