Memberships and Certifications


Iceland Encounter is a certified member of VAKINN - the official quality and environmental system for Icelandic tourism. To qualify, companies must adhere to rigorous criteria for quality of services, safety, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility.

Icelandic Tourist Board

Iceland Encounter is a licensed Travel Agency as authorised by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

The Icelandic Travel Industry Association

Iceland Encounter is a member of The Icelandic Travel Industry Association.

Iceland Luxury

Iceland Encounter is a member of Iceland Luxury, a privately funded destination marketing operation.


Iceland Encounter has been a preferred supplier for Virtuoso since April, 2012. Virtuoso is the world’s leading luxury travel network. It includes more than 380 agencies with more than 11,400 advisors in over 30 countries throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.*

Nominated - Virtuoso Award

In 2015, Iceland Encounter was nominated for the following Virtuoso Award: Best Destinations & Experiences In-Country Partner.

PURE Life Experiences

Since 2010, Iceland Encounter has been a member of PURE Life Experiences, the original marketplace for the high-end experiential travel community.

*The trademarks VIRTUOSO and the Globe Swirl Logo are the property of Virtuoso, Ltd., and are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as numerous national trademark registries around the world. All rights reserved.