Tourism and wildlife sanctuaries
Tourism offers the beauty of a wild, uncontaminated region of unique beauty and produces employment and services. Many wildlife sanctuaries offer to nature-loving tourists unique sights and uncontaminated places, while a number of sporting facilities scattered all over the world provide winter sports.
Finland has 30 national parks that occupy an area of approximately 7000 square kilometres. If we add this figure to other natural reserves, the total surface of protected areas reaches 29000 square kilometres, that is almost 9% of the total surface of Finland. Sweden has 25 national parks that cover approximately 6000 square kilometres and natural reserves that cover 26000 square kilometres. All these protected areas amount to 7% of the total surface of Sweden.