Iceland has turned into a worldwide pioneer in sustainable power source and ozone harming substance lessening. Geothermal and hydro meet 81% of Iceland's essential vitality requirements for power, warmth, and transportation.
Reykjavik, where 40% of Iceland's inhabitants live, has defined an objective of being completely free of non-renewable energy sources by 2050. Geothermal vitality controls all structures in the city. This warms the homes, lights the avenues, and forces the nurseries that deliver a large portion of the vegetables. It additionally warms the well known open air pools prevalent for swimming and washing year round by local people and vacationers alike. Just around 0.1% of Iceland's power is created utilizing non-renewable energy sources.
So if you are ready to fly to REYKJAVIK and planning to experience ICELAND, here I would like you to take some simple unique steps as a traveler during your trip to which will make you support sustainable tourism and will surely infuse a sense of responsibility in you as a traveller :
ICELANDIC PLEDGE : Visit Reykjavík bolsters 'The Icelandic Pledge' campaign of Promote Iceland. The Icelandic Pledge is an online agreement, intended to advance mindful responsible tourism. It offers visitors to sign in and vow where they guarantee to regard nature when venturing to every part of the nation.
The Reykjavík City Card is a great way to experience Reykjavík for less. It includes free entry to all of the public museums, public swimming pools, the city bus and the ferry to Viðey island. It also offers discounts on private museums, select restaurants, tours and stores.The Reykjavík City Card is available in 24, 48 and 72 hour increments, depending on how long you need it for, and is available for children as well as adults.
Take a carbon neutral whale watching trip offered by North Sailing : The Husavik Original Silent Whale Watching visit is a rare chance to go whale watching while at the same time diminishing your carbon impression down to zero. Our electric, earth inviting, carbon unbiased vessel is an ordeal you will always remember!
Shop at Thorvaldsens Bazar : Awesome place to buy the Lopapeysa ("lopa"=wool, "peysa"=sweater) or Icelandic sweater is an Icelandic style of sweater originating in early or mid-20th century )and nearby crafted works is in the most established shop in Reykjavík, Thorvaldsens Bazar. Established in 1901, the Bazar is controlled by the philanthropy Thorvaldsensfélagið and the returns all go towards helping youngsters, especially those needing medicinal care.After all sustainable tourism is not all about releasing carbon footprints but also to make an impact towards supporting locals initiative.
So be the change and make a difference when you next step in to Scenic Rekjavik , the largest and capital city of Iceland.
Best time to Visit : Mid March to end of October
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