Responsible travel projects
Our mission is to be the leading responsible travel agency in Iceland and help travellers travel in a more responsible way around Iceland.
We are a fully certified travel agency and proudly take part in various projects that are aimed at bringing travel in Iceland to more sustainable ways.
Responsible travel projects in Iceland
Nordic Green Travel is a proud participant in the Responsible tourism project in Iceland “Ábyrg ferðaþjónusta”. The goal of the project is to maintain Iceland’s status as an optimal future destination for travellers by supporting sustainability for future generations.
Main emphases and how we will do it:
- Demonstrate exemplary behaviour and respect for nature.
All tours sold by Nordic Green Travel will be carbon offset by planting trees through our forestry project “Plant a tree in Iceland” (View here). Nordic Green Travel will look to take part in, and manage, various environmental projects aimed at reducing the negative effects of travel and keeping our nature beautiful for our future generations. We will also strive to inform our guest on how best to travel responsibly in Iceland and reflect that in our marketing material and all the information that we will be providing our guests.
- Ensure the safety of our guests and treat them courteously.
Nordic Green Travel will strive to inform travellers as much as possible on how to travel safely and responsibly. We will keep information about safe and responsible travel on our website to make it easier for travelers to access necessary information. Travellers who choose Nordic Green Travel will also receive the information alongside their booking. When Nordic Green Travel has guest travelling, our employees will strive to be in good contact to keep them informed about bad weather or other possible hazards.
- Respect the rights of employees.
Nordic Green Travel will ensure and respect the rights of all employees. We will follow laws and regulations regarding labor rights as well as enforcing the equal pay for equal work act.
- Have a positive impact on the local community.
One of Nordic Green Travel’s missions is to work towards better distribution of travellers around the country with the aim to support and strengthen local communities. Our forestry project is also aimed at creating a positive impact on the local community where our forestry plot is located. Today we are working on creating a forest on the sands above the town of Þorlákshöfn where the land has been hit very hard with extreme soil erosion. In the future, we want to expand the reach of our forestry project to other corners of Iceland to create more local impact and increase our fight against climate change.
Carbon offsetting project
Nordic Green Travel has from the start been an environmentally friendly operation. The core of our operation is about helping travellers minimize the negative effects of their travels in the easiest way possible and with that try to get more travellers to take steps towards more responsible travelling and consumption. All tours sold by Nordic Green Travel will be carbon offset by planting trees through our forestry project “Plant a tree in Iceland”.
Read more about our carbon offsetting project here.