Local name of the country : Ísland (which means Ice Land)
Local language : Icelandic
For more information :
Public Transport :
Trekking : Trek Iceland, an agencie which received the Vakinn Bronze Class Environmental Certificate an official recognition of our high standards concerning sustainability, the environment and social responsibility, Iceland Like a Local, which is a Partner with Bynativ, the local travel agencies community.
Kayaking : Borea Adventures runs by Icelanders and offering local guides, in full harmony with nature, Artic Adventures a travel company focuses on ecotourisme, Icelandic Mountain Guides, certified by VAKINN.
Rafting : Viking Rafting cares about the fragile environment of this island. They promote eco-tourism and environmental values.
Skiing : Borea Adventures
Scuba diving and Snorkeking tours : Dive Silfra is certified by VAKINN, the official quality and environmental system in Iceland.
Ice Cave Tours : Artic Adventures
Caving & Volcanoe : Hey Iceland
Bird Watching : Nordic Green Travel
Places to stay :
Ecotourist Iceland : a non profit organization which promotes eco friendly tourism in Iceland and offers a list of eco-friendly accomodations.
Iceland Eco Hotel ION : eco-friendly hotel.
Hotel Eld Hestar : receives the Nordic Swan certification which ensures the highest standards in terms of quality, environment and health.
Hotel Fljotshlio : receives the Nordic Ecolabel.
Cultural characteristics :
Some words to learn :
Halló / Bless – Hello / Hi
Góðan daginn – Good morning
Gott kvöld – Good evening
Fyrirgefðu… – Excuse me…
Ég heiti … – My name is …
Talar þú ensku ? – Do you speak English ?
Já – Yes
Nei – No
Takk – Thank you
Góða nótt – Good night
Vertu blessaður – Goodbye
Einn – One
Tveir – Two
Þrír – Three