Sustainability at HI Iceland


HI Iceland has ever since it was formed in 1939 focused on respecting the nature and making travelling accessible for everyone. We try to offer good quality services and facilities, and base our work on HI Iceland’s General Quality Standards.

All HI Iceland hostels are expected to pull their load when it comes to sustainability and work according to our environmental policy. Their local situations differ and and they are at different stages in putting the policy into practice in all their daily and annual activities. The Hostels which are particularly dedicated to sustainability are called Green Hostels and are specially labelled to make green choices easier for our guests.

We would like to ask all our guests to take part in environmental work both at home and abroad. To make this easier we offer a few tips on how to travel green, many of which also apply when returning home. The three R’s of sustainability, reduce, reuse, recycle, apply everywhere in the world. Don’t think your choice doesn’t matter; start with the little things, and work your way through it. Together we will make a difference.


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   2014    

Sæberg HostelAkranes Hostel and Dalvik Hostel are successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.

       
   Swan logo 2013   Loft Hostel got certified by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.
       

2013  

Gaulverjaskóli Hostel, Reyðarfjörður Hostel, Vagnsstaðir Hostel and Vík Hostel were successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.


A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2011
  Akranes Hostel, Grundarfjörður Hostel and Bíldudalur hostel were successfully certified as HI Quality Hostels. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality. 
       
kudungur 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the environmental recognition of the Ministry for the Environment
       
Ferdaumhverfisverdlaun-2010-logo 2010   The Reykjavík Hostels, Reykjavík City and Reykjavík Downtown, receive the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2010
       
 A picture of the HI Quality Logo 2010
  The Reykjavík Downtown Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel. This Certificate is an official recognition by Hostelling International, of excellence in provision of service and hospitality.
       
A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík Downtown hostel 2010 
  
Reykjavik Downtown Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan. The Swan is the official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and stands for running a successful Environmental Quality System.




 
A picture of the HI Quality Logo
 2005
The Reykjavík City Hostel was successfully certified as HI Quality Hostel.  Reykjavik City Hostel became one of the first 12 Hostels around the World to receive this certification of Quality.




 A picture of the Swan Logo for Reykjavík City Hostel  2004
Reykjavik City Hostel got certificated by the Nordic Ecolabel, The Swan




  A picture of the logo from the Icelandic tourist board  2003
HI Iceland receives the Icelandic Tourist Board Environmental Award 2003
       
   2002
Reykjavík City Hostel received the yearly City of Reykjavík Environmental Award for its contribution to environmental program.

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