Mission and Values

HI mission - a commitment to sustainable travel

HI Iceland supports responsible tourism and sustainability as well as cultural diversity, with our core values being Respect, Broad-Mindedness, and Hospitality. See Strategy Document for more information. We also conform to a range of environmental and sustainability standards.

HI mission is and has always been to promote and encourage people of all ages to travel and to increase their knowledge and appreciation of nature and cultural understanding. Staying at a HI Hostel helps minimize your carbon footprint while traveling as Hostels are the earliest example of sustainable travel, by sharing facilities, using resources mindfully, and learning from others we protect our environment and thrive for others to enjoy. Read more about Sustainable Hostelling.