With the growing tourism in Iceland, it becomes ever more important for everyone involved to put in their best effort creating an atmosphere of responsible tourism in Iceland.
Iceland’s wilderness remains largely intact and undisturbed which makes it unique and very precious. Iceland’s tundra vegetation is also extremely vulnerable to outside disturbance despite the fact that that it is resistant to the harsh climate. The rapid growth in tourism is subjecting this fragile environment to an unprecedented level of strain. We are committed to sharing our love and respect for Icelandic nature with our guests providing a one-of-a-kind experience. We do our best to lead by example, such as staying on marked tracks while driving and even when hiking, where possible, never littering and treating the nature with respect and care, inviting others to do so as well. Our effort is to promote attitudes and practices which protect our wilderness areas and keep them intact for generations to come. We are continually striving towards new and creative ways to evolve our company in harmony with Iceland’s beautiful but fragile nature.
We worked hard to achieve certification from Vakinn, the official quality and environmental evaluation system within Icelandic tourism. It makes us proud to be an officially recognized sustainable tour operator.
We believe that if a company, such as Tinna Adventure, wishes to thrive in the future the only way to achieve this is to work in harmony with nature, local communities and the people living in them. Every time possible, we seek to purchase local goods to reduce long-distance procurement and to abolish the use of products made by companies who fail to recognize environmental guidelines or their worker´s rights. We make donations to organizations and support charities in various ways. This declaration is revised annually in the effort to continually better ourselves.
As a tour operator in Iceland, we are acutely aware of our obligation to protect and conserve the environment to the best of our ability. To not do so would, of course, be socially irresponsible and reckless. It would also be counterproductive and destructive to our business. The primary demographic of Tinna Adventure clientele is focused on enjoying the Icelandic natural environment in its most pristine form. This is one of the factors which motivates us to adhere strictly to a “leave no trace policy.”
These tips for a Responsible Traveller were developed by the World Committee on Tourism Ethics and are based on the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.
Here are some additional tips for travelers when visiting Iceland.
Before your trip
During your trip: