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 don’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?

Why is it good to travel solo with TREK Iceland?

We at Trek Iceland welcome all solo travellers and do not charge extra for those who join our Treks as solo travellers. 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!


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

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 adventure to fill their life with exciting experience in a foreign land that none of them have been to before.  Everyone joining the group have at least one thing in common, they are travelling with strangers they have never seen before.  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 traveling alone?  We have seen our guests make friends for 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.      


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