We are driven by our passion to introduce travelers from all over the world to the unique beauty and hidden pearls of East Iceland as well as the Icelandic culture. Our effort is to show our clients how these aspects are intertwined. We also want to show you how you can travel and enjoy nature while treating it with the respect, and care it deserves.
Being a sustainable tour operator is something that we, at Tinna Adventure, take very seriously. It is also essential for us to be able to reassure our customers concerning this. Our Certifications are an official recognition of our sustainability status. We are motivated to find additional ways to improve and to keep pace with new sustainability developments.
Tinna Adventure is a registered tour operator with Ferðamálastofa, the Icelandic Tourist Board.
As a Licensed Tour Operator, we have to make sure of a few factors which are important for your confidence in us. Those are important for your enjoyment, the quality of your tour, and of course, your safety.
Everyone in the company has the correct level of qualification for the work they undertake. The qualifications of your guide will always meet or exceed the level required by Ferðamálastofa for the activity they undertake with you. The expertise and professionalism of your guide are necessary, both for your enjoyment and safety. We want you to get that special once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Operating guidelines with safety plans are in place for all of our tours. The operating standards of licensed tour operators are defined by the Tourism Act of Iceland.
Tinna Adventure is very proud to be a Vakinn Certified travel service. To achieve this, we needed to do far more than adhere to the highest standards when operating our tours and choosing accommodation. Our guides must hold the correct professional certificates and strictly comply with all safety requirements. Each activity has a comprehensive operating policy and safety plan.
We are bound by the fifteen aspects of Vaknin’s comprehensive Code of Ethics. For example, we must provide a high standard of confidentiality, equality in the provision of our services, transparent pricing and fairness in all of our dealings and advertising. We are required to uphold excellent standards of hospitality, service, and sustainability and comply with all laws, requirements, and regulations.
Vakinn is a quality and environmental system run by the Icelandic Tourist Board in cooperation with The Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Innovation Center Iceland, and the Icelandic Tourism Association. It is based upon the Qualmark system from New Zealand which has been adapted to suit Icelandic conditions.
Vakinn Bronze Class Environmental Certificate
Tinna Adventure has been awarded the Vakinn Bronze Class Environmental Certificate which is an official recognition of our high standards concerning sustainability, the environment, and social responsibility.
The preservation of the magnificent Icelandic nature for future generations to enjoy has always been very important to us. The protection of fragile ecosystems and wildlife habitats is as necessary as finding ways to reduce our individual and collective ecological footprints. A lot of expert knowledge and research went into the development of the Vakinn system. We developed our environmental policies to comply with Vakinn, so we know the steps we have taken will be valuable!
The Vakinn environmental system requires us to comply with their guidelines related to eight main categories: strategy and work procedures, purchases and resources, energy, waste, nature preservation, social responsibility and community engagement, supplies and market, and last but not least, information to customers.
The same as Vakinn Travel, the Vakinn Environmental Certification system is run by the Icelandic Tourist Board in cooperation with The Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Innovation Center Iceland, and the Icelandic Tourism Association.
Clean and Safe
We also participate in the Clean and Safe project spearheaded by the Icelandic Tourist Board to certify companies that take responsible measures in order to keep travelers and locals as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project has been approved by the Health inspection authorities in Iceland and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).