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Vakinn is the official quality and environmental certification for Icelandic Tourism. It is designed to meet the growing demand for independent quality and environmental assurance from international visitors, who increasingly prefer companies with credible, independent certifications.

Its rimary aim is to enhance quality, safety, and environmental consciousness in Icelandic tourism, while also promoting the social responsibility of tourist service providers.

Certification Criteria

To gain Vakinn certification, tourism providers must meet both general and specific quality criteria relevant to their business. The general criteria for Vakinn certification encompass four main chapters:

  1. Website and Information: Ensuring accessible and accurate information for customers.
  2. Management and Human Resources: Focusing on effective management practices and skilled personnel.
  3. Safety and Hygiene: Prioritizing the wellbeing and health of clients and staff.
  4. Environment: Emphasizing sustainable practices and environmental responsibility.

All participants in the Vakinn certification program must adhere to a specific code of ethics, underscoring the commitment to high standards across all aspects of operation.

The Vakinn Environmental certification a testament to high standards in business practices within the Icelandic tourism sector. It represents a comprehensive assessment of quality and environmental stewardship. Only those tourism businesses that consistently maintain superior standards in all their operations and align with Vakinn's extensive criteria are eligible to display the Vakinn logo.

Reykjavík Excursions is Proudly Certified by Vakinn

Achievement of the Gold Label Vakinn Certification

Reykjavík Excursions has achieved a remarkable milestone by being awarded the highest level of Vakinn certification - the Gold Label. This prestigious recognition is not just an accolade but a testament to the company's unwavering commitment to excellence in all aspects of our operations.

The Gold Label from Vakinn is reserved for businesses that not only meet but exceed the stringent criteria set for quality and environmental management.

This award is indicative of several key attributes:

  1. Exceptional Standards of Quality and Service: Reykjavík Excursions has demonstrated a consistent delivery of high-quality services and exceptional customer experiences.
  2. Commitment to Environmental Sustainability: The company adheres to sustainable practices, ensuring minimal environmental impact in its operations.
  3. Ethical Business Practices: Reykjavík Excursions operates with integrity and professionalism, upholding ethical standards in all its dealings.
  4. Advanced Safety Protocols: Emphasizing the safety and well-being of its clients and staff, the company adheres to rigorous safety standards.
  5. Innovative and Responsible Tourism: The Gold Label signifies a pioneering spirit in promoting responsible tourism that respects both the environment and local communities.

What It Means for Travelers

For travelers, choosing Reykjavík Excursions means selecting a company that is recognized for its excellence in the tourism industry. The Gold Label Vakinn certification assures:

  1. Trust and Reliability: A guarantee of professional and reliable service.
  2. Environmentally Conscious Travel: An opportunity to support and engage in sustainable tourism practices.
  3. Safe and Enjoyable Experiences: Confidence in the company’s commitment to safety and customer satisfaction.

Our Pledge

The prestigious Gold Label Vakinn certification awarded to us is a clear indication of our dedication to these ideals. Our goal is to protect and nurture our environment, ensuring that its beauty and integrity are preserved for future generations.

We are dedicated to promoting safety and fostering responsible behavior among our colleagues and customers, recognizing that each individual plays a vital role in maintaining the quality of our services and the well-being of our community.

We are committed to continuously achieving the highest standards and sustainable practices, ensuring safety and promoting responsible behavior among our team and customers, and consistently upholding exceptional standards in our operations.