Iceland self drive holiday
This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. Sites and accommodations can be arranged to suit you and your budget. This is a comfortable trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in characterful local accommodation!
How Iceland self drive holiday makes a difference
We have a close working relationship with our suppliers and encourage them to share our concerns about minimising impact on the environment. Environmental awareness is fundamentally important to most Icelanders and they are proud that Iceland is one of the most environmentally responsible countries in the world.
Iceland remains at the forefront of renewable energy initiatives, in particular harnessing the abundance of hydro-electric and geothermal sustainable energy resources to provide heat and hot water for nearly the entire country. In addition it plans to become the first 100% renewable energy ‘hydrogen economy’, aiming to power the country’s cars, buses and fishing trawlers through its abundant renewable resources.
We are proud to support the Iceland Nature Conservation Association (INCA) whose primary objective is to conserve and protect the wilderness of Iceland. It is heavily involved in the public debate on sustainable and wise use of hydroelectric and geothermal resources, as well as focusing on fisheries issues, climate change and the conservation of whales.
In 26 years of operation, we have raised a significant sum of money for a number of extremely worthwhile causes, including the Whale Museum in Husavik and one of Scott Polar Research Institute’s (SPRI) projects - ‘Eurasian Arctic: Melting Ice’ - an ongoing in-depth study of glaciers and icecaps and their sensitivity to climate change.
We are proud to hold the AITO 3-star Responsible Travel accreditation recognising our commitment to sustainable tourism. Back home in our offices we have an active environmental policy including recycling bins throughout; printing our brochures on FSC accredited paper from sustainable forests; systems to encourage a paperless office; and movement sensor lights which use the latest energy-saving long-life elements.
We are dedicated to ensuring that local communities and environment are treated with the utmost care and respect. This holiday travels to a remote area of Iceland bringing the benefits of tourism to these regions, providing a vital income and supporting local businesses, creating employment and contributing to the overall sustainable development of these regions.
We use locally-owed and run hotels wherever possible and many of the hotels pride themselves on using produce from local farmers and fishermen, often organically grown. Hotel Framnes offers gourmet seafood as its specialty and takes great pride in offering fresh fish every day caught by local fishermen.
Iceland self drive holiday