The objective of the project is to discover ecological nature tourism possibilities in the village of Pasmajärvi located in the region of Lapland, Finland. The development work concentrates on specific area called Tirroniemi, a unique natural area where the balance of mind and body, organic food, pure air and experience of the natural wonders of the Arctic meet.


The development project will investigate whether the region has the potential to develop as a nature tourism destination. Instead of wrecking the forests of the villages, the members of the Pasmajärvi Forests Group with other actors of the area will study how to use forests and land in the village of Pasmajärvi; Is there a longer-term value in the forests instead of logging and how can the area be suitable for nature tourism as a part of the village landscape? The project also investigates the international attractiveness of nature tourism through the surveys and aims to create a model which can be utilized in similar areas of Lapland.

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Objectives of the project:

  1. To implement development plan for nature tourism in the areas of  Pasmajärvi and Tirroniemi, which will initiate long-term regional development work.
  2. To promote the variety of local strengths (Pasmajärvi and the nearby villages) and make Tirroniemi one of the successful examples of village development cases.
  3. To consider the potential of natural products and local food as well as handicrafts as part of the development plan. Also to define and describe the network of the operating environment, their relations and interaction.
  4. To disseminate good practices and models found in the project among other Lapland villages.

Project is funded by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Maaseutu 2020 and Leader Tunturi-Lappi. The project is estimated to cost 102 643€ and the share of public funding is 90%. The project is running between 1.6.2017 – 30.11.2018.

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For more information contact:

Hanna-Riina Vuontisjärvi
Project Manager/ Tirrovoimaa- project