Iceland is an amazing place to visit as a solo traveler. In fact, our friendly island is often the first destination the first time curious solo explorers visit on their own. Here’s why solo travel in Iceland is a grand adventure…
1. Iceland is peaceful and safe.
Iceland is ranked by the Global Peace Index as the most peaceful country in the world, for a record 13th consecutive year, from 2008 to 2021. That’s right, in the world! This means high levels of community trust, a stable and secure society, and low crime. That means you can plan on feeling safe, both as a traveler and as an individual. When you come to Iceland, you can expect honest and trustworthy hospitality. There is little worry of scams, rip-offs, or other tourism concerns that make first-time solo travelers hesitate in other destinations.
Indeed, not only is Iceland safe, it is also Peaceful, clean and travel-worthy.
2. There are plenty of day tours and excursions to take.
If you want to have an epic Iceland experience without extensive planning, you can easily sign up for a spot on a day excursion. No need to arrive with a group of friends – on your solo trip to Iceland you’ll meet a group of fellow adventurers right on the tour! Whether you want to go puffin watching, hiking at a national park, or glacier-fed waterfalls exploring, there’s a tour for you. Horseback riding in Iceland on our farm is a great ticket to adventure. Sign up before you arrive in Iceland to save a spot!
3. Locals are welcoming.
Iceland has been voted the most welcoming destination for foreign visitors! English is widely spoken here, communication flows freely, and it’s a joy for both locals and visitors alike to make friends and connect. This is one of the reasons I invite guests to join us for dinner on the farm after horseback riding in Iceland.
I enjoy offering an authentic look at what life is like on a real Icelandic farm, and always look forward to sharing conversations about the many corners of the world my guests arrive from.
4. It’s an escape from hustle and bustle.
A solo trip to Iceland is serene, surreally beautiful, and delightfully quiet- a means from all the hustles of life!
After getting a city fix in Reykjavik, you can head out into Iceland’s wide open spaces for meditation and tranquility. Many of us feel more like our true selves when we are in the open outdoors, where we can find space to think and marvel at the wonders of nature.
Because Iceland is such a safe place, you may feel more freedom here to wander without worry, and to truly lose yourself in the natural beauty. Free time in nature is the key to arriving home for your trip rejuvenated, so don’t forget to enjoy it!
5. You’ll meet other solo travelers.
Iceland’s many cozy cafes, gathering places, and tour excursions are perfect for meeting other solo travelers and making fast friends. On my tours, I often host guests from all over the world in the same group, many of whom are doing solo travel in Iceland. Nothing makes me happier than seeing guests end the day with new friendships and shared adventures.
Iceland awaits! Join us for horseback riding tour! Click here to save a spot.