Sun, 24.January 2016
One week in Ísafjörður
Ísafjörður and its surrounding area offers varied and interesting activities that I will put together according to your interests and depending on the season: sightseeing, events, sports activities, cultural, nature explorations or contacts with locals.
Environment and sustainability
Goal of our business is to preserve our unique beautiful and untouched nature, environment and culture,so that coming generations will also have a sustainable future.
That is why we set ourselves goals for sustainable tourism that we hope you help to implement too.
Westfjords Experiences/ISlandfrauen We want to enjoy a cleaner environment. In our daily work we stand for a responsible use of our resources and protection of our culture and nature.
To limit waste we don´t buy goods with excessive packaging and use biologically degradable materials. We buy goods made out of recyclable materials rather than disposable ones. We sort our rubbish and use compost for biodegradable waste. We also use the geothermal resources of Iceland responsibly for we take care of how we use electronic devices, light, water and heating. We also point out that we are not in a geothermal active region. Electricity has to be imported from further away which creates costs.
We want to use our private and business vehicles less and want to motivate our business partners to use less fuel and drive environmentally sound, too.
It is especially important for us to recruit staff of the region and buy primarily regional goods and services to limit transport.
Our goals for environmental protection are a step on our way to sustainability. That is why we will measure success and reevaluate our goals regularly.
We are a member of Forum anders reisen in Germany, an organization that offers only sustainable travels. We are also member in the following organizations and unions: Icelandic Tourism Board - Westfjord section, Icelandic Sage &Heritage Association, Organisation of Environmental Protection in the Icelandic Westfjords.
Because we love Iceland and its nature and culture one of our main concerns is to actively participate in the regular planning meetings for construction, environmental protection and tourism.
If you want to know more about our goals please contact us.