Do you want to release your pressure? Do you want to meet new friends? Do you want to have an unforgettable memory of a lifetime? Do you want to experience a different world? If you want, a romantic solo trip can satisfy your needs. This article will introduce a fantasy place—Iceland. I think it’s one of the places suitable for traveling alone.
The Republic of Iceland (Icelandic: Lýðveldið Ísland), referred to as Iceland, is an island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Located at the confluence of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, it is one of the five Nordic countries and has the smallest population density in Europe. Iceland has the purest air and water in the world, as well as the best hot springs. Compared with other Nordic countries, Iceland looks very primitive, people and nature are very close to each other, which makes it very mysterious.
1. Enough Security
The most important thing about traveling alone is personal safety. Iceland has been the most peaceful country in the world for 12 consecutive years, ranking first in the global security index. It has a small population and few immigrants. There are almost no hidden dangers in public security. The police in Iceland live a leisurely life.
2. Fantastic Beauty
Iceland is famous for its peculiar landforms. The main tourist attractions include glaciers, volcanic landforms, geothermal fountains and waterfalls. Iceland has the largest number of hot springs in the world, so it is called the “land of ice and fire”. You will be amazed by these incredible sceneries.
Iceland’s Reynisfjara is known as one of the ten most beautiful beaches. Standing on the beach and facing the waves at the end of the world.
If your travel time is short, then Iceland’s Golden Circle must be the most classic attraction. The Golden Circle is composed of three major tourist attractions. They are Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gullfoss. These three attractions have different scenery and history, but they all occupy a special and important position in Iceland’s geography and culture, and they are very close to each other. Therefore, it has gradually become a must-visit place for every tourist.
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular geothermal hot springs. The light blue lake is surrounded by lava of various shapes. It is a charming and mysterious sight that also attracts countless tourists. The hot spring water of the Blue Lagoon is believed to have a natural healing effect.
Iceland is the best country in the world for achieving equality between men and women. The safe environment makes Icelanders low-guard, friendly, and full of kindness to everyone. When you encounter any trouble alone, you can ask the locals for help.
4. Be the Protagonist of a Movie
Many places in Iceland are used as filming locations because of their fantastic and unique scenery. There are many very famous movies among them, such as Batman Begins，Interstellar，The Secret Life of Walter Mitty，Lara Croft: Tomb Raider，Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones. So you can’t miss these places, just go and shoot the same scenes in these movies.
5. Music Feast
Iceland has many outstanding and famous music and musicians. There are many places to enjoy music in Iceland. Kex is your first choice, it integrates youth hostels, restaurants, bars, and performance venues. There are often various music performances, most of the time is free. Húrra is one of the most active performances in downtown bars, you can play here until dawn. Harpa is a large-scale music center with larger and more textured venues. Regular symphony performances, grand music festivals, and popular singers’ performances will all be held here. While you enjoy the incredible beauty, music will heal your soul.
6. Things to Note When Traveling
6.1 Prepare Non-Slip Shoes.
Many scenic spots in Iceland are not only covered by snow, but also a thin layer of ice may form on the road. So as soon as winter comes, there will be tourists and even Icelandic natives who accidentally slip and fall, or get sprained or fractured.
6.2 Dressed Reasonably
In fact, wearing suitable clothes is an essential part of safe travel in Iceland. For example, the jeans that everyone likes to wear are made of cotton, so it is difficult to dry after getting wet. Therefore, you must wear waterproof clothing when participating in special projects that come into contact with water in Iceland, or on rainy days. Otherwise, if you get wet and the temperature is low, there will be a risk of frostbite and hypothermia.
6.3 Maintain Safety Awareness.
When you visit scenic spots, you must maintain a good safety awareness, such as not crossing the cordon. It may sound like a little idiot, but in fact, many people go to dangerous places just to take pictures. There are some potential safety factors, such as weather factors, natural disasters, environmental factors, etc., that you need to pay attention to at any time.
I hope this Iceland travel guide can help friends who are planning to travel alone.