Iceland short break, summer in Reykjavik

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Iceland short break, summer in Reykjavik


Our aim which is also our priority is to ensure a maximum of quality on our trips, enabling each participant to experience a re-centering on his or her personal life. Those short adventures are for people with open, contemplative, active minds, who are willing to take time to discover, feel and meet.

When you travel alone in Iceland or with one of our small group trip we encourage you to follow this basic eco-friendly rules:

- Dont leave waste behind you, take all the rubbish with you until you can find a proper litter bin
- Recycle as much as possible during your trip
- Follow footpaths and dont walk on unmarked trails in order to protect the flora, dont pick native flora even rocks or stones you could find pretty!
- Drink from tape and try to avoid buying plastic bottle. Water in Iceland is really good, use a flask when you go walking and refill it each time, with fresh water.
- If camping dont contaminate, river and spring by using washing product which can contain detergent and phosphate. Try to use organic washing products without chemicals.

In our tours we eat local, as much as possible organic with a vegetarian tendency except for the delicious grilled leg's lamb and the unmissable local fish. We are particularly concerned by offering well-balanced and nutritious meals. If you have a special diet you need to let this now before the beginning of your trip.

In our tours, we work with local suppliers. Most of the places are chosen for their quality and are locally owned. We pay directly local communities and dont work on large scale with international corporations. Its also why we only travel in small groups (up to 12 people only).

We encourage people to buy local products and handicraft, respect customs and traditions, be polite in front of locals and even manage to speak a few Icelandic words even Icelandic people usually speak good English. Respect for local people, their cultures, traditions and environment are essential to our philosophy and we work hard to ensure our groups have a positive impact on the places and people visited. We hope that our clients will be treated as guests rather than as tourists whilst travelling with us.

We are ourselves based in Iceland and work all year round from our office, trying to use less transportation as possible even Icelandic road and conditions make us use engine such as 4x4 to conduct safely our customers. Whenever possible we walk and encourage slow travel by focusing on a small region instead of driving long hours to do the whole country. A lot of our tours are even based at the same place in North Iceland with little kilometers to drive everyday. The aim is to feel, experience and explore places hard to find without possessing the keys instead of glancing over.

We support a local association called Fjoregg and have meeting to make change in a better sustainable energy, wastewater treatment and protection of lake Mvatn birdlife. We also plant a tree for every 2 customers that book with us.


Our company is a family run company specialized in small group owned by Icelandic/French couple Harpa /Jean Marc who are based in Iceland. Together they have over 15 years experience travelling and guiding. She studied anthropology, Kundalini yoga and music and will tell you stories of the world of elves and trolls. She is also the president of the local association "Fjoregg" in order to protect the environment. You will have the possibility to become an adherent and support this association. Jean Marc is a professor of Aikido and Qigong and a Shiatsu therapist.

With them youll have the opportunity to encounter your own nature while contemplating the beauty of Iceland and forgetting yourself in the midst of the elements. Our extensive knowledge of Iceland enables us to offer original tour itineraries for different durations at all times of the year, as every season has different experiences to offer. We think that our trips provide a good balance between the region's well-known 'must-sees' and off-the-beaten-track pearls.

For each of our tours:
We respect the environment, visitors and locals
We benefit locals and support conservations
Our trips are never sporting challenges
We take the time to live, to contemplate
We focus on quality and simplicity in everything
With all this you can listen, meet, be amazed, be present

Guided tours
With your driver and guide youll experience Iceland more like a guest than a tourist. They will show you their favorite spots, and will tell you the stories and legends attached to every place. Tours often focus on contemplation, meditation, observation of wildlife, meeting of the local people and traditions...

Self-drive tours
We privilege eco-friendly accommodations and suggest itineraries that involve as little drive as possible. We try to reserve 4x4 only for necessary trips. Most of the activities we offer are eco-friendly and focus on nature instead of using big engine.

Reviews of Iceland short break, summer in Reykjavik

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We had a lovely few days seeing the immense and beautiful landscape in Iceland. A highlight was the horse riding and then the Golden Circle tour afterwards. The weather even behaved for us!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The Downtown Hostel where we stayed was excellently situated - I would definitely advise going for a small hostel / guest house in the centre. Everything was walking distance. Some of the large hotels are a bit further out and in less lovely surroundings (e.g. Hilton). However, if you are a light sleeper the Downtown hostel has got quite a few heavy security doors (good thing) which
people don't hold (bad thing) and therefore bang loudly at all times of the night as people leave and catch airport shuttles etc.. Staff are helpful and breakfasts good.If you are able doing a fly/ drive may give more flexibility as we wanted more time at each place when on the coach tours - especially the South Coast one.Flybus+ is great to & from the airport and Reykjavik Excursions were a good tour company.
A good local company and booked it all for us (except flights & transfers) but were flexible and very quick at responding online. Only thing we didn't need was a hotel pick up for whale watching as we were 2 mins walk from the

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Downtown Hostel is Eco accredited and so you strip your own sheets/covers upon leaving, recycling bins on each floor, environmentally friendly loo roll etc..
Reykjavik won't allow large coaches/lorries in quite a few centre streets so means it makes it great for walking and air pollution.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

We'd both like to go again - so it must have been great!

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