Responsible tourism: Viking long ship tour in Denmark
We operate with a minimal Carbon footprint. Our vessels are obviously made of natural materials and we always schoose natural over synthetic if we are faced with a choice. In cases of need we use an outboard motor but we sail with the wind or exploit our guests' rowing muscles to get along. We sail out from the same area we build the ships and our workshop is a stone'sthrow fro the water so we avoid unecessary use of vehicles. Our shipbuilding department is also expert in renovation of old houses in the traditional 'half-timbered' construction method and helps to preserve the character of rural Denmark.
Lyndby lies within an area designated to be Denmark's next National Park and we sail in and out of areas designated for preservation. Viking Tours are members in the Danish Nature Preservation organisation and Slow Planet. We cooperate closely with the local council to use and develop rural areas in a sustainable and responsible way without causing deleterious impacts. When we sail away from a shore you can never tell we have been there !
Our materials and foodstuffs are bought locally. Our personnel are local and our cooperative structure means nearly 30 people invest time and effort to make us a success within our local community.
We are based out in the countryside which we intend to preserve as one of our key resources. We strive to cooperate with local businesses to develop fjordland Sjælland as an area for responsible tourism. With us you will experience the small-scale and the local rather than international brands or chain-suppliers.
We are in constant dialogue with local councils and small firms around the fjords to ensure development of a new and sustainable tourism can be developed which supports and sustains existing businesses and infrastructure without damaging what we think is special and worth seeing here. Our speciality is that we can sail with you out to areas tourists otherwse do not see and we share the economic advantages of tourism out beyond the urban areas and big firms.