Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Iceland

Safety index

Safe
4.2 /5

On average women living in Iceland raises low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Iceland has a safety index of 4.2.

Crime index

Very Low
1 /5

On average women living in Iceland consider the crime rate in Iceland to be very low. Based on collected reviews Iceland has a crime index of 1.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

Not enough data

Safety using public transport:

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Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

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Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

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Worries of being physically attacked:

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Worries of home broken and things stolen:

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Worries of being mugged or robbed:

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Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

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How safe is Iceland?

Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. Harassment and violence is super rare. The tap water is safe to drink and is one of the best waters in the world. It is a very safe country for solo female travelers. These three things you should watch out for; •Be aware the nature can be dangerous specially “Reynisfjara” a popular tourist destination, do not go anywhere close to the sea where there can suddenly be giant crash waves that sweeps people out to sea and there is not much that can be done to save someone. •Pick pocketing is something that did not exist in Iceland until recently criminal groups from other countries come to target tourists at crowded tourist destinations like Gullfoss and Geysir to pickpocket, the scam is usually they will ask you to take a photo for them while another person steal’s, but this will not happen anywhere elsewhere else in Iceland. •In general no matter the country it is wise to watch your drink at a crowded bar. If you feel unsafe don’t hesitate to ask for help, Icelanders take woman’s safety at the bar or clubs very seriously.

Posted: March 20, 2024
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Is Iceland safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 34 experiences

Olivia

Olivia (18)

United Kingdom

Family travel experience

We visited The Secret Lagoon in Iceland and it was so worth it. There wasn’t many food options and the drinks were quite expensive, but the initial entry fee was cheaper than expected (however we did buy it included with a Golden Circle tour so it may have been cheaper than usual). The lagoon was so much hotter than I had been expecting and isn’t overrated at all, the water is so lovely and I wasn’t even cold when I left the water and walked into the snow - that’s how strong the heat rising from the water was! The Secret Lagoon isn’t really talked about as much as the Blue Lagoon, which meant this wasn’t too crowded and felt a lot calmer and safer than the Blue Lagoon, so I would definitely recommend this as an alternative!

Posted: February 4, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Iceland is a womderful place! It is safe and has tons of things to do. However, it is not cheap and people who are not used to driving in the snow or highway, should not to rent a car here, as I saw a ton of tourists left in the middle of nowhere. It is not particularly cheap, but I stayed at Hi hostel and booked tours with them for a reasonable price.

Posted: February 3, 2024Experienced: January, 2019
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Is Iceland worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 34 experiences

Johanna

Johanna

Canada

Family travel experience

Iceland is surreal!!!!!!! A dream came true, I fell in love with the country, the landscapes are breathtaking ! A bit expensive but worth the money, never felt more at peace than in Iceland. I would go back, definitively

Posted: April 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Chiharu

Chiharu

United Kingdom

Group travel experience

The landscape was amazing- if you can accept the coldness it is worth travelling in winter, but needs good quality snow boots and a waterproof jacket, it was very stormy, and I will recommend travelling with someone and booking a hotel with a kitchen, the food was so expensive and if you are not a rich, it's impossible to manage to eat out for every single meal.

Posted: March 7, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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Laufey

Laufey

About Me

I’m a 23yr old Icelander who loves nature, food, activities, adventures and going to the gym. Love meeting likeminded people, drinking and dancing the night away.

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Sigrún

About Me

Hey, My name is Sigrún and I'm interested in art, backpacking, animals, culture, games, food & cuisine, events & social, solo travel and sunbathing

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Crime in Iceland