February 18, 2019by Hotel Fljótshlíð

The last years we have been able to reduce waste from our hotel and restaurant dramatically with systematic recycling. Now we have set ourselves a new and bold goal. We are going to be the first zero waste hotel in Iceland. There we said it! Since we are already certified by the Nordic Swan we have been monitoring the weight of our waste for few years. So we pretty much know where we are and where to go. On the other hand the are obstacles in our path to No-Waste. Our next task is to analyse carefully what could stand in our way and find solutions for it. Then we will implement procedures for our team to follow. Last but not least we will have to have consistency to keep the wast down. We are going to be zero waste by the end of 2020.


February 18, 2019by Hotel Fljótshlíð

A very recent, rapid and happy development in Iceland regarding increasing of eco-friendly cars is welcomed by travelers visiting and driving around the island. Now many travel agencies and car rentals in Iceland offer f.ex. electric cars to travel around Iceland. Chargers are to be found all around the island and you can easily locate them by downloading this simple app from PLUGSHARE Hotel Fljótshlíð, Smáratún farm is one of these places where you can recharge your electric car making your travel less pollutive than travelling with a regular car. This is the perfect stop for charging while you rest, go horseback riding, dine in our restaurant or plant trees in our farmland to reduce the carbon footprint from your travel.


February 17, 2019by Hotel Fljótshlíð

On the 17th of January we were honoured to have Katrín Jakobsdóttir the prime minister of Iceland for a visit at hotel Fljótshlíð, Smáratún farm. She was interested in the measures we have taken to fight food waste in our restaurant and she received an introduction about the matter. The fact of the matter is that we have been measuring how much organic waste there is in our kitchen in the end of each day since 2016. After we had done the benchmarking we were able to set ourselves goal for 2017 about reducing food waste in our restaurant. We thought that it would be realistic to be able to reduce it by 25% but in fact we reduced food waste by 57% in the first year of the project! After that we set ourselves a new goal for 2018 and our goal was 25% again. We just got the results for 2018 and it was exactly 25% less waste than 2017. Now we have set ourselves the goal to reduce food waste by 10% for 2019. We thank the prime minister for her visit and her interest in the very important subject of reducing food waste.


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If you are travelling on an electric car you have this app to find the nearest charger to the location of your hotel. www.plugshare.com