GREEN, CLEAN & ALWAYS OPEN

THE NEXT GENERATION ENERGY STATIONS

Cozy and welcoming traditional Icelandic style turf buildings offering travelers high quality tech savvy service solutions. The automated tourist centers from Svarið are designed to harmonize with local surrounding neighborhoods around the country.

Open 24/7 and featuring interactive informationcharging stations for electronic cars and devices, clean restrooms, local market and Iceland’s first multilingual touchscreen vending store offering a variety of products such as hot and cold drinks, healthy food, travel necessities and souvenirs.

Since the service centers are always open the parking lots will become an ideal location for overnight stays. The parking lot will feature dedicated camper and RV parking with access to electricity, and facilities for grilling and washing machines. Dumpsters will be nearby allowing visitors to dispose of garbage for recycling and RVs able to dispose of waste.

FIRST LOCATION

As the video displays the location of the first center is strategically located on the intersection of Route 1 highway and Landeyjahafnarvegur road which leads to the Westman Islands ferry. An average of 2.645 cars passed this intersection every day in 2017.

The following centers will also be located in South and Southwest Iceland for two main reasons: It’s both the most populated tourist areas of the country and having a proximity to Reykjavík simplifies the service and distribution process. When experience has been gained running the first few centers you can expect them to pop up all across the country.

SELF-CLEANING REVOLVING TOILETS

The revolutionary revolving toilet from Sanitronics cleans the toilet seat, floor and the whole toilet bowl inside and out after each use, with a waiting time under 18 seconds. Visitors are welcomed with a cozy Corian toilet seat which is always completely clean and dry.
The floor is cleaned and dried under high pressure with water and degradable fragrance soap, leaving the restroom smelling fresh and clean for the next visitor. There will also be access to a large and comfortable changing table for infants. Visitors will be able to observe the cleaning process through an outside window.
The restrooms will of course be open 24/7.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION

Inside the centers are interactive information touch screens where visitors can access useful information about interesting destinations and services offered in the surrounding neighborhood. The information will be available in several languages along with photos and videos. Visitors will also be able to book tours and accommodations directly through the screens.

Companies, associations, organizations and clubs will be offered to advertise their products, services and special offers.

STATE OF THE ART VENDING

Svarið’s smart vending machines are connected to the internet and inventory monitored remotely. The payment system is displayed on a touch screen allowing users to view photos with product information in several languages. The vending machines are equipped with a variety of products, including hot and cold drinks, groceries, souvenirs and travel necessities. Emphasis is placed on quality products at low prices.

HOT BEVERAGES

Jofemar coffee dispensers are high-quality machines which maintain an even and steady pressure throughout the coffee brewing process. Visitors are able to choose between a wide selection of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

ICELANDIC MARKET

Local manufacturers and artisans will be given the opportunity to sell and/or advertise their goods and services. Products will not be sold in competition with established service providers in the local area. We promote cooperation rather than competition.

CHARGING STATIONS

Iceland is in prime position to become a world leader in the vehicle fleet energy exchange revolution due to abundant renewable energy, ambitious governmental objectives and positive steps taken towards sustainability.

Our goal will be to play a key role in this exciting revolution with a series of next generation energy stations. The stations will provide weary travelers with amenities to charge all their energy consuming devices while enjoying a variety of services inside a warm welcome center.

INFORMATION AND ADVERTISING

Svarið will focus on informational and educational material which introduces Iceland, focusing on local attractions. Companies, associations, organizations and clubs will be given the opportunity to promote themselves and advertise on the informational screens.

NAYAX PAYMENT SYSTEM

The tourist centers use the Nayax payment system, a leading system in the self-service industry. This allows us to accept all major credit and debit cards, prepaid cards, smartphone payments and Paypal, practically any payment method aside from cash.

SAFETY & SECURITY

The centers will be monitored by security cameras and additionally offer shelter in the case of unexpected events, e.g. storms or natural disasters. Safe Travel safety monitors update travelers on changes in weather and road conditions, including road closures, accidents, heavy winds, volcanic eruption and avalanches. Information screens will play instructional videos on how to drive in varying weather conditions, e.g. in snow or on gravel, as well as how to proceed in hazardous situations.

First-aid supplies will be available at the vending machines. In the event of an actual emergency, first-aid supplies and emergency equipment can immediately be made available remotely through the vending machines, either at a discount or free of charge.

All restrooms are equipped with emergency buttons and accessible restrooms include additional safety features for the blind and visually impaired. As a result, the service centers help improve travel facilities for those with disabilities.

THE TEAM

Halldór Pálsson

CHAIRMAN

Halldór was a leading insurance salesman in Iceland before he began his publishing career, publishing world class educational books about eighteen countries in several languages.

Halldór has also mastered the art of selling promotional material and advertising slots, and is excited to lead the sales team for this project.

Halldór was one of the founding members of ABC Children‘s Aid.

Sveinn Waage

SALES & MARKETING

Sveinn is an accomplished veteran in international marketing. Work includes award winning campaigns for Inspired by Iceland – official tourism board and a new marketing platform for the global leaders in digital banking, Meniga.

Four year as a brand manager for Icelands biggest wholesale and manufacturer Ölgerðin. Sveinn has a degree in Marketing and PR from the University of Reykjavik and several other university level courses and diplomas. Sveinn is also known in Iceland as a beer expert and a part time teacher at the renowned Beer school.

Tel: +(354) 698 6870
E-mail: sveinn@svarid.is
Website: LinkedIn

Davíð Elí Halldórsson

OPERATIONS

Davíð has been managing director of the promotional company Kaja Studios for over a decade, where he produced over 500 videos both in Iceland and Faroe Islands. David has extensive experience recruiting and managing online freelancers through the largest freelancer marketplace in the world, Upwork.

Davíð will attend technical training courses in Netherlands and Spain, before moving to Bakki supervising on-site operations from day one.

OUR PARTNERS

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