Ethical Sustainability

Ethically sustainable Sámi tourism in Sámi Parliament’s ethical guidelines refers to tourism based on Sámi culture and is socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable but also takes into consideration social, cultural, ecological and economic carrying capacity at local level from local Sámi community’s perspective. Social, cultural, ecological and economical sustainability should form the basis of all tourism-related operations and activities. Touristic utilisation of Sámi culture is not sustainable if even one of the elements of sustainable development is not met or one of the aspects of carrying capacity are exceed in such a manner that it causes negative effects in the local living cultural landscape or its living beings.