As I’m trekking through Iceland, I have found so many things I want to share with you. I hope to provide advice about what to do, where to stay and where to eat during a visit to Iceland, but before I get to all that, the first thing I wanted to share is: THE ICELANDIC PLEDGE
Funny story, I found a small sign in a cafe beside Glacier Lagoon, as I was pouring myself a tea. The sign was small but it caught my eye right away. It read “The Icelandic Pledge”. Needless to say I had to read on.
I am going to share this pledge with you below because I honestly think it is just wonderful. I hadn’t heard of it before stumbling upon the sign in this small cafe, but I want more people to know about it because it exemplifies travelling responsibly (with a bit of tongue and cheek humour) – right up my alley!!
THE ICELANDIC PLEDGE
I pledge to be a responsible tourist.
When I explore new places,
I will leave them as I found them.
I will take photos to die for,
Without dying for them.
I will follow the road into the unknown,
But never venture off the road.
And I will only park where I am supposed to.
When I sleep out under the stars,
I’ll stay within a campsite.
And when nature calls,
I won’t answer the call on nature.
I will be prepared for all weathers,
All possibilities and all adventures.
TAKE THE PLEDGE AT: icelandpledge.is
So, if you’re travelling to Iceland, take the pledge and be a responsible tourist when visiting this beautiful country!
SEE THE WORLD, MAKE IT BETTER.
~ Earthly Traveller