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Values and Certifications

Values

Gateway to Iceland values a personalized, intimate and fun connection with our guests. All of our tours are small group tours because we believe that it gives us a chance to introduce our guests to Iceland, as our friends. We also select all our staff to have the same values of giving the best experience to everyone visiting Iceland, through customer service and above all through excellent guiding on our tours.

Environmental values and policy

At Gateway to Iceland we do our best to minimize environmental impact. We do this with the tools and guidelines given to us by Vakinn Quality Certificate and Vakinn Environmental Certificate. Here we believe that every little effort counts and contributes to the bigger goal of conducting tourism in Iceland in a sustainable way, environmentally, economically and socially.

We will hold ourselves accountable and responsible to be as efficient as we can in sustainable tourism. This is done by learning and therefore doing better ourselves but also by encouraging our guests to do better and be mindful about their impact.

Our three core values on our path to sustainability include (but are not limited to):

  • Minimizing!
    Paper trail – you don’t need to print your vouchers! You can show them to us on your phone. All printed material that is not used for filing is reused or recycled.
    Electric usage – in our office we turn off lights we are not using. We also keep our computers turned off overnight or when they are not in use.
    Pollution – by encouraging our guides to not leave our cars running excessively or needlessly, and by driving in an economical way.

  • Recycle, recycle, recycle!
    At our office we have options to recycle paper, plastic, bottles and cans. We also encourage our guests to make sure to not leave any trash behind and to recycle as much as they can.

  • Education!
    Both the staff of Gateway to Iceland and our guests will always have room to learn more about sustainability. Therefore, by keeping up with Vakinn Environmental Qualification we are doing our best to stay on top of ways to be sustainable in our industry. It’s our responsibility to educate ourselves and our guests on the road.

Certifications

Vakinn Quality Certificate

TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2011-2018 

TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame 2018

 

 

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