Sustainable Travel in Iceland
The otherworldly beauty of Iceland is a huge draw for tourists, but this growth has created a need for sustainability. Icelanders are working hard to control the numbers of visitors, limiting access to some scenic spots, and encouraging locals to embrace the new culture and earn extra income. Local businesses are incorporating energy-efficient practices, sourcing their goods locally, and educating their customers about the fragile environment.https://ventito.is/things-to-do-in-iceland
Choosing community-based experiences is one of the most responsible things you can do on your trip to Iceland, as it ensures that the money you spend stays in the local economy and doesn’t end up offshore (where it would have no impact). This could be as simple as knitting with Icelandic wool or joining in on a traditional folk dance workshop. Or it could mean volunteering with a conservation project to plant trees and combat climate change. Our Intrepid Foundation partner Eden Reforestation Projects, for example, is tackling this issue one tree at a time with their efforts in Iceland and other countries.
Eco-Friendly Escapes: A Guide to Sustainable Tourism in the Land of Fire and Ice
Whenever possible, avoid flying to Iceland – this contributes as much as your car rental or cruise around the city center to the ongoing global climate crisis. If you do decide to fly, choose an airline that offsets its carbon emissions – many of them do this by financing projects that prevent the emission of the same amount of greenhouse gases elsewhere or remove the equivalent amount from the atmosphere. Also, be respectful of nature and don’t leave anything behind – this includes trampling on delicate moss or removing rocks.