Iceland winter holiday
Description of Iceland winter holiday
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetYour accommodation in Iceland is part of small group of Icelandic hotels which we have selected due to their stand out environmental credentials. They achieved international environmental certification ISO 14001 in 2015, and are the only hotels in Iceland to achieve this certification, which provides complete transparency to customers on their environmental standards. They have been awarded numerous awards for their efforts in sustainability over the years, inc 'Environmental Company of the Year' 2017. They pledge to; reduce waste and increase recycling, choose nature-friendly products and services, emphasize using local products and Icelandic ingredients, to follow the current environmental legislation and aim to exceed it, inform guests about their environmental policy and how they can participate and help educate employees and service providers about environmental issues.
Your boutique stay near the Blue Lagoon uses geothermal heating and electricity throughout the hotel, has replaced all light sources with LED bulbs, providing recycling facilities in all rooms and offers electric cars for rent for guests.
The Blue Lagoon, as well as being one of Icelands most iconic tourist attractions, has equally impressive credentials, and are winners of the 2021 'Environmental Company of the Year'. Their renewable electrical and thermal energy is provided by a nearby geothermal power plant and other recent projects include the installation of electric charging stations, education for employees about the effects of climate change, raised awareness regarding food waste in the staff canteens, a general overall reduction of other forms of waste and an increase in recycling, and offsetting all of their emissions.
PeopleAs part of its social responsibility policy your Reykjavik accommodation has strong ties with the community and engages them through support of contemporary artists, musicians, designers, and writers. That cooperation not only nourishes the hotels' ambiance for guests and employees but also plays a role in creating cultural conversations in society. They also have an agreement with ICE-SAR (The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue) as an active sponsor, donating a fixed proportion of hotel room income to the association.
The Blue Lagoon is a major source of employment in Iceland, and places a strong emphasis on supporting the local community. This includes buying most of its fresh products from local suppliers. At the same time, the company supports a wide range of projects related to sports, youth, cultural events, as well as health and environmental improvements for the local community. In 2019 the Blue Lagoon provided about ISK 159 million in grants to the community, and of that amount 23% went to the local community in Reykjanes.
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