Viking Adventure - Be a Viking Settler

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We are a small and independent tour operator in the Vestfjords of Iceland. We offer guided tours on an original viking ship. The idea is to allow you to go back in time and sail like the first settlers who came to Iceland from Norway 1150 years ago.

The Team

Viking Adventure team consists of professional captains and guides who ensure the safety of our guests and that they get a true Viking experience. All our crew members are Vikings who have undergone a thorough rescue and first aid training. Like their Icelandic Viking ancestors, they are above all explorers, merchants, craftsmen and storytellers, rather than men of war.

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Viking Adventure comes from Þingeyri in Dýrafjörður, a small fishing village in the West Fjords of Iceland. The Viking ship Vésteinn was built in 2008 by the Þingeyri Viking Society in Dýrafjörður, the home of Gísli Súrsson, one of the early Icelandic settlers. Through Viking adventure people have the opportunity to sail on an authentic Viking ship and experience the Viking culture and lifestyle.

Responsible tourism

We have signed the pledge for a project called Responsible Tourism in Iceland and we want to contribute to Iceland being a sustainable tourism destination.

Environment: We sail with wind energy and try minimize our negative footprint. We use a small gasoline engine which uses 2,5 l/per tour, which is only 1/120 of the footprint than of the fast rib boats. We do not use any non-reusable material and limit our use of paper in our marketing. We recycle waste which our guest bring to our tours.

Safety of guests: All our crew members are have undergone a certified safety training and we use life-vests and all necessary safety equipment. Our ship undergoes a yearly thorough safety inspection by the authorities in order to renew our license to operate. We only sail in safe conditions, when the wind is under 10 m/sec.

Rights of workers: All our crew members have a written job contract, which secures them rights for fair pay and good working conditions.

Positive effect on the community: Our ship was built and is operated in Þingeyri in the West Fjords of Iceland. We have our roots from there and we support that community. Our contribution is also to the Icelandic heritage, informing our guests of the history and culture of the settlers and Vikings of Iceland.

We would like our guests to sign the pledge of being a responsible tourist in Iceland.

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