Travel is beneficial to the mind, spirit, and even the physical body.  But you don’t have to wait until your friends and family are ready to go on an adventure with you; you can just as easily (perhaps more easily, in fact) go on your own – solo travel is simple, safe, and enjoyable, and it’s really healthy for you for a variety of reasons.  And Iceland is the ideal place to visit.  Why is travelling alone to Iceland such a good idea? Continue reading to find out.

The Choice Is Yours

Everything you do while travelling alone to Iceland is entirely up to you.  That means you have complete control of everything, from which hotels seem the nicest to what you do when you get there.  Ideas include going whale watching, relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, and exploring Reykjavik.  You can even arrange a virtual mailbox at so you can work while you travel if that makes sense for you.  Everything you do is up to you, which is an exhilarating and liberating experience.  You won’t have to make any compromises or justify your decisions to anybody else.  You will not be forced to do something you don’t want to do just because it’s someone else’s turn to pick.

It’s wonderful to be able to make these decisions.  It will not only make your trip to Iceland more about you, but it will also be a valuable ability to have when you return home – you’ll be able to more easily let others know what you want and make the correct decisions for you, helping you to be more content in all areas of your life.

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

When you travel with friends or family, even if you attempt new things and go exploring, they will be there to keep you in your comfort zone.  You need to be alone to really develop and leave that zone to learn more about yourself.

Make some objectives before you go on your solo holiday to Iceland to make things simpler.  This will give you a sense of purpose and make it easier to figure out what you should be doing.  These objectives or goals should be something you would never usually do or even consider; again, you need to go outside of your comfort zone in order to really live, and you won’t be able to do so if you are among people from whom you want to seek advice and assistance all the time.  Do things for yourself.  Iceland offers a multitude of different adventures to go on, such as seeing the Snæfellsjökull glacier or doing a winder self-drive across the country.

Make New Friends

Travelling alone allows you to meet new people and immerse yourself in the culture of the location you’re visiting.  When you’re in a group, it can be tough to chat to locals or establish new connections with other travellers since everyone assumes you’re already in a group and don’t need to speak to anybody else.  They won’t necessarily be hostile; they’ll just think you don’t want to talk to them, even if that isn’t the truth.

You are a lot more accessible when you are alone, and you can learn more about other people, the place you are visiting, and what it all means to the locals than you ever have before.  It also means you can meet people you would never have met if you hadn’t been on your own.  In Iceland, the locals are very friendly, and you won’t have any trouble making new friends.