Green Tips

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WHAT WE DO

What we do

We ask our guests to take part in the hostels' sustainable practices; reduce, reuse and recycle.

What we do

Our Quality and Sustainability standards ensure you a safe, clean, and comfortable stay in all Icelandic HI Hostels – and environmentally friendly, too.

What we do

We invite our guests to share what they can spare. Toiletries, free food baskets, swap shelfs – you are free to enjoy what previous guests have left with us.

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Green screening: Every Tuesday at Reykjavik City HI Hostel, we share with you our collection of documentaries on sustainability.

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We use ecolabelled chemicals only, of course.

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Whenever possible, we buy local produce to reduce our environmental impact. So should you.

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We carbon offset your stay – how will you contribute?

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The Reykjavík HI Hostels proudly carry the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. Are you serious about the environment? Because we are.

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Guests arriving by bike get a special discount as a reward for their contribution.

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Green HI Hostels make an extra effort to reduce their environmental impact.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

What you can do

As a responsible traveller, respect the environment, slow down and enjoy.

What you can do

Stay on marked paths and leave our precious natural environment without any marks or litter.

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There is no need to buy bottled water in Iceland, since high quality tap water is available everywhere. Reduce your plastic usage and refill your bottles from the tap.

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Share and enjoy, learn and educate.

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The Icelandic nature is our dearest treasure. Be a responsible traveller.

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Be conscious of sustainability.

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Before you head home, leave your guide books in the swap shelves for others to use.

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The less you pack, the smaller your impact. Think about how your luggage could be more environmentally friendly.

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Before you head home, leave your guide books in the swap shelves for others to use.

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Feel free to keep the brochure if you need it, but otherwise please return it to the brochure stand or leave it in your room for others to use.

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Recycling is an important part of HI Hostel culture – learn and participate.

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Be open to car sharing – offer your new HI hostel friends a ride in your rental car, or ask for a ride if you need one.

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Enjoy the facilities in our guest kitchens and make new friends while cooking dinner.

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Driving off-road in Iceland is strictly forbidden.

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Try exploring by bike. Travelling under your own power is an enriching experience that brings you closer to nature – and environmentally friendly, too.