Although daunting at first, travelling solo is a great way to meet other travellers and locals. If you’re looking for an ideal country, look no further! Iceland is perfect for first time solo travellers – built on tourism, its travel infrastructure is impeccable, making the Nordic country extremely easy to navigate around. There’s something mystical and intriguing about the tranquility of Iceland that can’t be found anywhere else. Here’s why you should cross off Iceland on your solo travel bucket list this year!
|Iceland is one of the safest country for solo travellers (Flickr/ Bryan Pocius)|
Singaporeans tend to take our safety for granted that we neglect to take care of our belongings overseas, allowing us to be easy targets when we travel. However, crime rate is low in Iceland that you don’t have to worry about being robbed or being harassed on the streets, making it perfectly safe for solo travellers, especially females.
In fact, hitching a ride from the locals is the norm here and you should totally give it a try if you’re comfortable! That said, do trust your instincts and move yourself away from the situation if you feel like something’s wrong.
2. English is everywhere
Even though the official language of Iceland is Icelandic, majority of locals are able to speak English hence it is painless for you to communicate and navigate your way around the country. The only difficulty you may face is the pronunciation of street names and the packaging on food. Fret not though, the menus in the eateries come in English so you won’t have to worry about not understanding them.
3. Picturesque scenery and landscapes
|Iceland is home to the most beautiful sights on Earth (Flickr/ Nigel Nudds)|
Mother Nature is at the finest in Iceland! The raw and untouched wonders here will leave you amazed and mesmerised. Every turn you make takes your breath away and every shot you take makes a wallpaper-worthy photo. Go on the Golden Circle drive to experience and take in all the beauty of Iceland! You will be able to catch the waterfalls, glaciers, geysers and more on the 300km loop.
4. Great for unwinding
|There’s no other place like Iceland for solo travellers (Flickr/ Agustin Sanchez)|
There are endless activities you can take partake in Iceland; with the endless day tours and excursions Iceland has to offer, you definitely won’t get bored even when travelling alone! From going on a hike on a glacier to taking a dip in the infamous geothermal spa – Blue Lagoon – to whale and puffin watching, there’s bound to be something that appeals to you!
What are you waiting for? If Iceland has always been on your bucket list, it’s time to strike it off and book your tickets today!