Iceland vacation, Valentine's Day special

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This trip is available over Valentine's day
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Iceland vacation, Valentine's Day special

Environment

On all of our tours we respect the environment, visitors and locals, we focus on quality and simplicity in everything and we take the time to live, to contemplate. When you travel alone in Iceland or with one of our small group trip we encourage you to follow this basic eco-friendly rules: - Donít leave waste behind you, take all the rubbish with you until you can find a proper litter bin - Recycle as much as possible during your trip - Follow footpaths and donít walk on unmarked trails in order to protect the flora, donít pick native flora even rocks or stones you could find pretty! - Drink from tape and try to avoid buying plastic bottle. Water in Iceland is really good, use a flask when you go walking and refill it each time, with fresh water. - If camping, donít contaminate, river and spring by using washing product which can contain detergent and phosphate. Try to use organic washing products without chemicals. On our tours we eat local, as much as possible organic with a vegetarian tendency except for the delicious grilled leg of lamb and the unmissable local fish. We are particularly concerned by offering well-balanced and nutritious meals. If you have a special diet you need to let this now before the beginning of your trip.

Community

We work with local suppliers. Most of the places are chosen for their quality and are locally owned. We pay directly local communities and donít work on large scale with international corporations. Itís also why we only travel in small groups (up to 12 people only). We also encourage people to buy local products and handicraft, respect customs and traditions, be polite in front of locals and even manage to speak a few Icelandic words. Respect for local people, their cultures, traditions and environment are essential to our philosophy and we work hard to ensure our groups have a positive impact on the places and people visited. We hope that our clients will be treated as guests rather than as tourists whilst traveling with us. We are ourselves based in Iceland and work all year round from our office, trying to use as little transportation as possible even though Icelandic roads and conditions make us use engine such as 4x4 to conduct our customers safely around. Whenever possible we walk and encourage slow travel by focusing on a small region instead of driving long hours to do the whole country. A lot of our tours are even based at the same place in North Iceland with few kilometers to drive everyday. The aim is to feel, experience and explore places that are hard to find without local knowledge. We support a local association called Fjoregg and have meeting to make change in a better sustainable energy, wastewater treatment and protection of lake Mżvatn birdlife. We also plant a tree for every 2 customers that book with us. We use eco-friendly accommodations and most of the activities we offer are eco-friendly and focus on nature instead of using big engine. On guided tours your driver and guide (both local) will show you their favorite spots, and will tell you the stories and legends attached to every place. Tours often focus on contemplation, meditation, observation of wildlife, meeting of the local people and traditions... Self-drive tours We privilege eco-friendly accommodations and suggest itineraries that involve as little drive as possible. We try to reserve 4x4 only for necessary trips. Most of the activities we offer are eco-friendly and focus on nature instead of using big engine.

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