Applying for Vakinn

Participation in Vakinn involves commitments on behalf of participating companies. It is highly important that applicants familiarise themselves with the Vakinn terms before submitting an application. By submitting an application, applicants agree to the Vakinn terms of participation.  

From January 1st 2019, all participants in Vakinn must take part in the environmental system and fulfil at least the criteria for bronze classification.  

It is important to study the following prior to submitting an application:


 Tourism Services Other than Accommodation:

 Environmental System:

  • Environmental criteria.
  • The checklist „On the Way to Sustainable Tourism“. 

Third party certification bodies who offer certification according to Vakinn criteria:

Application Fee:

The Icelandic Tourist Board does not collect any fee from applicants or participants. Certification bodies who provide audit services collect audit fees according to contract agreements.

Send an application here

Following the Application

Applicants are welcome to contact Vakinn´s employees for guidance about the application process -