Iceland Aurora self drive vacation

“Eight days immersing yourself in iceland. A tailor made trip taking in the golden circle, glaciers and volcanic greatness. The Aurora is the icing on the cake.”

Highlights

Reykjavik | Golden Circle | Viewings for Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis |Gullfoss waterfall | Strokkur Geysir | Thingvellir National Park | Secret Lagoon and Little Geysir | Thorsmork (rsmrk ) Nature Reserve | Reynisfjara beach | Vk | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Reykjanes peninsula | Blue Lagoon

Departure information

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

Responsible tourism: Iceland Aurora self drive vacation

Environment

All hotels/guesthouses seek to recycle any waste products plastics, metals, paper and water. Due to the climate water is plentiful in Iceland, with tap-water not needing to be treated. However waste water is recycled for agriculture. All energy used is renewable principally geothermally heated water and wind and water-generated electricity. All hot water is drawn from geothermally heated reserves for both bathrooms as well as any hot tubs. Farms use the geothermal heat for greenhouses to grow vegetables rather than gas/electricity.
The majority of hotels are built using local materials and several are historically preserved buildings such as former fishing lodges and farms. In order to maintain the local industries several farms have added accommodation to diversify their business and keep the local trade running, such as the farm at Efsti Dalur which continues operating as a dairy farm whilst also offering accommodation as well as a restaurant providing locally produced produce and ice cream from the dairy herd.
Our fly-drives use a modern fleet of vehicles with low emissions.

Community

Wherever possible locally-owned and family-run hotels/guesthouses are used and visitors are encouraged to visit locally-owned and run attractions, such as the Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre (run by the local farmers who own the land) or the Herring Museum in Syglifjordur. Visitors are encouraged to go on trips where the sustainability of the environment is emphasised, such as whale watching trips where the emphasis is to meet and not eat the animals. We do not recommend restaurants where eating whale is advertised and encourage clients to respect and preserve the environment. We pay our office staff a fair wage and encourage clients to stay in locally-owned and run accommodation supporting the local economy. Our trip notes include details of many locally-owned and run craft shops and museums and encourage clients to visit them. We emphasise the natural beauty and purity of the Icelandic countryside, stressing the importance of treating both the countryside and the locals with respect. Clients are told not to drive off-road which would damage the countryside and only to walk along marked trails.

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