Internship at Harriniva Hotels and Safaris in Muonio, Lapland

An “outpost of civilization”. That is how the town of Muonio is described in a German travel guide. There actually are only about 2000 people living in Muonio permanently, but a beautiful nature and various activities attract many hundreds of tourists every year, which is why tourism business is one of the major revenue sources in Lappland. In my four weeks of internship at Harriniva, a middle-sized hotel also offering safaris, in summer of 2012, I got the chance to gain insight into tourism industry. The hotel is situated at Muonionjoki, the boundary river between Finland and Sweden. Because of that, the most popular summer activities that are offered at Harriniva, are river rafting, canoeing and fishing. There are also guided hiking trips and quad safaris available. Furthermore, a restaurant belongs as well to Harriniva as a pub. Another attraction is the arctic sled dog centre, in which are living more than 400 huskies. (mehr …)

Internship report – July 2012

For my internship abroad I visited Utah together with six other students. Three weeks in the USA are great to learn English more deeply and to get to know very friendly people. We had the opportunity to experience the Brigham Young University (BYU) and work on small but very interesting projects. Of course, we also spent a lot of time with our host-families at home, at church, in national parks, on a lake, on mountains…

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