Traveling Solo

Iceland is great for solo travellers

There are many who say that traveling solo is the best way to see the world

As a solo traveler you can experience the world without influence or preferences from someone else and might even, if you are lucky, stumble upon a journey of self-discovery.

Travelling solo is an ideal opportunity to try something new and Iceland is an excellent country to do it in. Why?

Well for many solo travellers two main things fall into the important category; Number one is safety and Iceland is indeed very safe. The Police doesn’t even carry guns, we don’t have an army - because we don’t need one and Iceland has actually been ranked by the Global Peace Index the most peaceful country many many times.

The second thing would be a question about the locals; Are they friendly? The answer for Icelanders is YES! The locals are welcoming, it’s easy to interact with them (almost all Icelanders speak English) and they are very helpful.

Icelanders are though also known for liking silence. Icelanders will engage in a conversation if you start if (Pro tip: always good to talk about the weather) but they will also feel very comfortable in silence. In Iceland silence is never awkward which is great because Iceland and it’s natural beauty leaves you without words sometimes and that’s okay. But it also makes for a great conversation when travelling in a group of strangers.

Now we have explained why Iceland is one of the best places in the world to travel solo but why is it good to be a solo traveller on our trekking and hiking adventures?

"As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it's inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are"

Why is it good to travel solo with TREK Iceland?

Girl inside Landmannalaugar hiking paradise in Iceland

Landmannalaugar hiking tour Iceland

We at Trek Iceland welcome all solo traveller! Many of our Treks have a high percentage of solo travellers and if you are looking to meet other like-minded individuals who love the outdoors you have a good chance of doing so by joining one of our Treks.

Our adventures are very much a group effort, we do everything as a team. We feel that having small groups on our hikes really brings us together and often creates great friendships. Our guides often say that the solo travellers are more open, friendly and helpful so no worries the guide already loves you if he knows you are travelling solo.

If you have any further questions feel free to drop us a line via email or a social platform of your choice - We look forward to hearing from you!

"You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!"

Why are guided multi day hiking and trekking adventures great way to meet other single travellers?

new friends on thorsmork hiking tour

new friends on thorsmork hiking tour

When single travellers are considering their holiday, there are many things they need to think about, such as is my holiday going to be any fun - should I try to get someone that I know to join me, and other not so encouraging questions. Joining a guided group tour with all kinds of people with different backgrounds from all over the world, who are looking to get out of their comfort zone, looking for new adventures to fill their life with exciting experience in a foreign land that none of them have been to before. Everyone joining the group has at least one thing in common, they are meeting strangers they have never seen before and embarking on a journey together. Hiking together during the day experiencing the beautiful scenery, preparing dinners together when they get to the hut and spending the evenings sharing stories and getting to know each other. What could be more fun when you are travelling alone? We have seen our guests make friends for a lifetime, and even seen the same group that met on our Laugavegur Trek meet every year to do a new exciting hiking tour in a different country.

Which tours would we recommend for solo travellers?

new friends on laugavegur trail iceland

new friends on laugavegur trail iceland

Although all of our tours are very solo traveller friendly, our number one recommendation for solo travellers would be the Laugavegur Trek!

Benefits of joining this trek as a solo traveller is that there are no extra costs, like single rooms or single tents. First of all, there are no single rooms on the highlands. We stay in dormitory style huts where no one is discriminated for travelling on their own. "Sharing is caring" is a motto we like to go with on the highlands. Secondly, it's entirely your decision whether you would like to stay in your own tent or share one with a fellow traveller... you just need to pay if you want your own tent. Everyone cooks and cleans together as a group which brings the group together and creates a nice atmosphere in the evenings. We also spend the whole day together, sharing experiences that you will only have with the people with you... if that doesn't bring you closer, we don't know what will. Another benefit is that you know everyone there shares a common passion with you, hiking in the outdoors, in beautiful landscapes and breathing the fresh highland air.

Read more about these tours on our website:

Join us on a Solo Travel Laugavegur Trek on July 9th 2018: