Viking Adventure is a small and independent tour operator founded in 2015 and offers guided tours on an original viking ship. The idea is to allow our guests to go back in time and follow in the footsteps of the first settlers who came to Iceland from Norway 1150 years ago.
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.
The idea behind 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 Club in Dýrafjörður, the home of Gísli Súrsson, one of the early Icelandic settlers. In 2015, the club decided to sail the Viking ship to Reykjavik and give visitors the opportunity to sail on an authentic Viking ship and experience the Viking culture and lifestyle through Viking Adventure.
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 our two our tour, which is much less footprint than larger and faster 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 in Þingeyri, in the West Fjords of Iceland. We have our roots from there and we want our company to support that community in the future. 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 help us fulfill the pledge of being a responsible tour operator by
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