I am very proud to announce that we have received the VAKINN quality and environmental certification for tourism in Iceland!
This is a huge step for us and puts us in the company of a small number of companies that are dedicated to the highest standards in environmentalism and quality – at this time only about 50 companies across Iceland have received this certification. We decided to take it one step at a time and have our tours certified at first, but are also considering expanding the certification to our guest house and are actively working towards the silver and gold environmental standards.
Of course a certification is one thing and what happens “on the ground” may be different – in many ways working toward this goal has not essentially changed the way I guide and operate my tours, but the guidance of the quality program certainly provides a bit more structure to some processes that were handled more implicitly. I am very thankful to the certifying agency Tún ehf. for their valuable feedback we received during the certification process.