Green Hostels

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To make it easier for travellers to go for a greener choice, some of the hostels are specially labelled as a Green Hostel. These dedicated hostels have all shown their commitment to the nature in the running of their hostels. All HI Iceland hostels must fulfill General Quality Standards, and to be able to use the Green Hostel logo the hostels also have to fulfill additional environmental criteria. It is important to note that this is not a recognized environmental certification but standards that HI Iceland decides and supervises, with the professional support of a consulting agency which audits the hostels.
 
Currently 13 Hostels hold the Green Hostel logo. The hostels are diverse with their own personality but all have in common to care about the environment and want to help their visitors to enjoy and experience the nature and the surroundings. Because of their diversity the Hostels have all figured out creative and interesting ways which work at their location and surroundings, in addition to fulfilling the criteria needed to be able to use the logo. You can read further about the environmental work carried out at each hostel on their websites.


The 13 green hostels are BerunesGrundarfjörður, Gaulverjaskóli, Húsey, Kópasker, Laugarvatn, Ósar, Reyðarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Vagnsstaðir, Vík, Ytra Lón and Bíldudalur.

In addition to the Green Hostels the three Hostels in Reykjavík, Reykjavík Downtown Hostel,  Reykjavík City Hostel, and Reykjavik Loft Hostel, all have been 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.


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   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 HostelReyðarfjörður HostelVagnsstaðir Hostel and Vík Hostel were successfully labelled  as Green Hostels.

 

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  Akranes HostelGrundarfjörður 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.




 
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 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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