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Ice Pic Journeys Sustainability Policy 

Here at Ice Pic Journeys, we are reminded daily of the effect of climate change as we see our bleached glaciers retreating. We are firmly committed to having a positive impact on the world so that the glacier and Icelands other beautiful natural environment is enjoyed for generations to come. This passion carries through all that we do. “Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time”

Our Sustainability Commitments 

To ensure we are having a positive impact here are the tangible commits we have made:

Responsible Tour Guiding

All of our guides are trained in first aid and photography. Depending on the tour you take they will also be trained in commercial driving, glacier guiding and Ice Climbing. Our guides always follow the highest safety practices and work closely with Safe Travel Iceland and The Icelandic Search and Rescue Organisation.  As part of our tours, we talk to our guests about the environment in Iceland and our commitment to protecting it. We encourage guests to The Icelandic Pledge

Trusted Partners

When using partners to operate certain elements of our tours we ensure that they follow our values for the highest level of customer service and respect for the Icelandic environment and community. 

Creating a Responsible Culture

From our hiring process, our ongoing team meetings and training to our marketing ´voice’ in our blogs, social media and all our communication with our guests we aim to spread environmental awareness, educate about issues we face in Iceland and create practical, impactful and inspirational engagement in responsible sustainability in Iceland. 

Sustainability Coordinator

We have a dedicated team member who coordinates sustainability within Ice Pic Journeys. This coordinator assesses, identifies, improves, educates and implements sustainability measures within the company to ensure Ice Pic Journeys is always striving to be a company with a positive impact. They follow/adapt to the latest industry changes or new research and advice from global sustainability best practices in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Local Products

Wherever possible we aim to work with local businesses and encourage our guests to engage with them also when they visit Iceland. 

Slow Tourism

We encourage all our guests to spend more time in the local remote areas they visit so that they can create a better connection with the local environment and community and boost the local economy further by using local businesses, such as; hotels, shops and restaurants. Our tours are small groups that are appropriate for the area and activity we are taking part in and our itineraries are well planned to maximise experience. 

Leave No Trace

We ensure that our team and our guests use proper waste management. We ensure do not leave any waste in the areas we operate in, recycle where possible and aim to limit the waste we create by avoiding single-use plastics or unnecessary paper. We understand we are operating in areas with delicate ecosystems and we want to avoid damaging them.

The Fleet

Our vehicles are well-maintained and appropriate for the tour and investment in quality vehicles is an ongoing priority. We ensure all our team use eco-friendly driving skills when using our vehicles, such as smooth driving, sticking to the speed limit, reducing idling and reducing unnecessary braking. 

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