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Reykjanes honored with the Earth Awards

Reykjanes was nominated as one of the most sustainable destinations in the world. The region landed third place in the Earth Awards at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Berlin.

The World’s Best Sustainable Destinations was unveiled in the Awards Hall of ITB Berlin, on March 7. Reykjanes peninsula was among the finalists that have been selected by a Jury representing 12 international organisations, from a total of 100 top-sustainable destinations. The Jury  announced the Best of Cities, Communities & Culture, the Best of Nature, the Best of Seaside, the Earth Award (for environment & climate), and also the best of each part of the world, e.g. Best of Europe. Reykjanes peninsula was granted third place in the Earth Award section.

Fruitful work in Reykjanes

In recent years substantial work has been put into policy making and building infrastructures within the area. This has been a collaborative effort by the locals, the municipalities, companies in Reykjanes and other supportive organizations. All projects organized by the municipalities, the regional marketing office Visit Reykjanes and the Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark are based on the foundation and vision of sustainable development in the area. The Earth Awards granted to Reykjanes by Green Destinations shows the importance of cooperation and how instrumental it is that tourism goals are developed and reached in harmony with society.


Place and Time

Palais am Funkturm, ITB Berlin, 7 March 2018, 16:00-17:30h.

For the Finalists see:

The Awards event is organized by ITB Berlin, Green Destinations, TravelMole’s Vision on Sustainable Tourism, with the support of, and all other Top 100 Organising partners.


Travel Mole Press Contact

Valere Tjolle, TravelMole Vision on Sustainable Tourism

T.: +44-7710173005


Visit Reykjans and Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark Contact

Þuríður Halldóra Aradóttir Braun

T.: 354-420 3294



Top 100 Green Destinations Team



The Reykjanes Peninsula

Towns & Villages

Visitors to Iceland who arrive via Keflavik International Airport on the Reykjanes Peninsula may be somewhat surprised by the landscape that greets their eyes as they touch down in Iceland for the very first time. A seemingly endless, green-grey moss-topped lava field blankets the peninsula for as far as the eye can see, and it is this strange and rather other-worldly sight that is your first glimpse of the land of fire and ice. 

Map Garður Sandgerði Reykjanesbær Vogar Grindavík