Hang Outdoors, which specialises in eco-tourism and next-generation equipment, and Tervarumpu, which offers forest experiences in Verla and Repovesi, jointly operate the Verla Suma service point in the Verla Museum area, in the mill building designed by architect Eduard Dippel in 1902, in the former flour mill (1952-1985).
Verlan Suma is a service point that brings together visitors, services and experiences in the area, with links to the surrounding unique cultural and natural sites. The Suma is both a serviced and self-service facility, open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. In Suma, it is possible to buy and pay for services and products directly from the entrepreneurs themselves, without any intermediaries.
In concrete terms, Suma in Verla offers, among other things, new low-carbon camping and eco-accommodation equipment, rental equipment, guided and self-guided experiences and activities, excursion transport and, of course, maps of the area, for trial and rental. In addition, Suma acts as a reception for cabin and eco-accommodation in the area and provides services to support accommodation activities, such as linen, booking services and local food products.
Suma in Verla is part of a broader cooperation and development project with UPM Verla Factory Museum, UPM Metsä, Johku Technology and Tervarummu to test new low-carbon energy sources.s accommodation solutions, forest recreation and expanding eco-tourism services in the area through a new kind of cooperation between entrepreneurs. A new eco-tourism research, development and innovation area will also be built in Verla in the coming years, testing equipment and camping products from several international manufacturers as they are developed. The new solutions and services that will be developed will be shared with other eco-tourism partners of the Hang Outdoors network across Europe.
The core values of Verla Suma and the activities around it are sustainability and longevity. The whole is developed patiently, building on existing structures and listening to customers. Verlan Suma is contractually committed to the principles of sustainable tourism in the World Heritage Site.