We at Extreme Iceland regard everything in Iceland as extreme – the nature, the landscape, the weather, the conditions and the beauty. We intend to keep it that way for future generations to come. As proud as we are to show our country to our visitors, we aim to do so in a manner that preserves the unspoiled, fragile and clean environment.
We understand that with the growing tourism industry in Iceland, with more and more people visiting our country's most precious places, that there is a higher risk of our unspoiled nature being corrupted. We make it our responsibility to make sure that we operate our business without damaging or harming the environment in any way. We carefully design our tours in a matter that our visits leave no permanent damage to the nature.
All Extreme Iceland's staff and guides are committed to follow our environmental policy and to educate our guests on how to help us preserve Icelandic nature.
Our Environmental Policy
The environmental policy at Extreme Iceland is simple: Nature is the adventure. Therefore, all of our adventures are designed in a way that doesn't harm or negatively affect nature. We always let our visitors know about how to respectfully treat nature and explore it without leaving a mark.
The Arctic Adventures family is committed to sharing its love and respect for the great outdoors with each of our guests through unique experiences. Leading by example, we continue to set the environmental standards for Iceland's adventure industry with the hope of promoting attitudes and practices that keep our wilderness intact for future generations.
We continue to strive towards new and creative ways to evolve our company in harmony with Iceland’s incredible, yet fragile, nature. One way we've committed to being a sustainable tour operator is by being certified by Vakinn, the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism.
Our Environmental Policy Guidelines:
- Take nothing but pictures.
- Kill nothing but time.
- Leave nothing but footprints.
- Make nothing but memories.
Vakinn Quality Accreditation
Vakinn is a quality system run by the Icelandic Tourist Board. Only tourism businesses that maintain high standards in all aspects of business practices and meet Vakinn´s comprehensive assessment criteria have earned the right to carry Vakinn the official quality label.
Extreme Iceland is very proud to be a Vakinn certified travel service, maintaining the Vakinn quality standard annually and ensuring that our everyday practice consistently meet the accreditations requirements.
For tourists and travelers, the Vakinn sign means that:
- You can book with confidence
- The business operates in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way
- The business has the required systems and policies for a safe and happy holiday in Iceland
Vakinn Silver Class Environmental Certificate
Extreme Iceland has been awarded and has maintained the Vakinn Silver Class Environmental Certificate which is an official recognition of our high standards concerning sustainability, the environment and social responsibility.
The preservation of magnificent of Icelandic nature for future generations to enjoy has always been very important to Extreme Iceland. And we believe the protection of fragile ecosystems and wildlife habitats is as necessary as finding ways to reduce our individual and collective ecological footprints.