Rökstólar Samvinnumiðstöð



Rökstólar have been working really hard on a project called GO LOCAL ICELAND. It is an initiative set up with the goal of improving ethical standards in tourism.

This is done by uniting mindful tourists and local tourism providers in Iceland, helping them on their way to protect nature and culture that tourists want to explore and tourism providers use as a selling point.

   In other words GO LOCAL ICELAND represents a vibrant platform that connects:

  • mindful tourists coming from all over the world ready to come to Iceland and get to know the nature and culture locally 'off the beaten track' and spend longer time at a chosen spot


  • local tourism providers, proud of their quality and personal service and ready to educate their customers and introduce them to local culture and nature, while contributing to nature protection.

We see our project as an organic initiative, where all sides involved are learning as they go along and have the great chance to improve things. You can follow this project and stay up-to-date here:




We have been posting articles on our blog www.icelandtraveltips.com that aims to map and present possibilities to tourists that they have, once they reach North of Iceland (namely Akureyri), and are ready to take their time to explore beautiful hidden fjords that have a lot to offer.

This is what others say about this BLOG:

'Today, I found a really good blog about Eyjafjordur, that I wanted to share with my readers. It is called Go Local in Iceland, and is written about sustainable tourism projects in Eyjafjordur region. What I found really interesting is that as well as telling people what they can do in Eyjafjordur, it also looks at how businesses are developing in the area to adapt to more tourists. It considers how this can be managed in a sustainable way.

The blog might well inspire you to think about how to make the most of your trip to Iceland. Even if you aren’t planning a visit to Eyjafjordur, it is well worth checking out as many of the topics cover tourism in the Icelandic countryside generally.' Check out the whole text here.