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On the Green Map:

Icelandic Horse

The Icelandic horse is small but shows great endurance. It masters five gaits; walk, trot, tölt, gallop and flying pace. Here we map providers that offer information or excursions with the Icelandic horse.

Seal Watching

The harbour seal and the grey seal are the only species to pup around Iceland. Watch out for favorable ocean tides before going on a sealwatching tour. Here we map some good sealwatching- locations and service providers.

Eco Tourism

Tourism company or institute that has received an environmental prize, operates as a Green hostel, has achieved the environmental standard of Vakinn, or has internationally approved environmental certification such as the Earth Check or the Nordic Swan.

Coastal Habitat

Places along the water's edge where wildlife congregates. Wildlife of any kind may be in or above the water, on the shore or on adjacent land.

Certifications. Labels and Awards:

Green Hostel

All HI (Hostelling International) Hostels that fulfill certain criteria in environmental work are granted permission to be called Green Hostels and to use the Green Hostel environmental logo. This classification should make it simpler for customers to make a greener choice and also encourage hostels to constantly work on adapting and improving their green quality standards. The references used (for classification) are composed from the HI Iceland general quality standards, that all Icelandic hostels must fulfill. To gain the Green Hostel logo the hostels have to fulfill additional environmental criteria.

It is important to note that this is not a recognized environmental certification but standards that HI Iceland decides and supervises.