ÍrisCheerful, smiley person, love to read, travel and get to know new people, make new friends and share experiences. Single for many years, mum to a 23 year old daughter. Daughter, sister, aunt, friend, close to my family and friends. Travelled alone for the first time 3 years ago, much needed and surprised I could do it!
KarolinaHi! My name is Karolina I’m 25 years old. I will be happy to meet new people who like to travel as well as have fun.
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I couldn’t decide when I got to Reykjavik whether to do day tours or rent a car. I went to the Blue Lagoon with a group, then rented a car and drove the whole country by myself in 6 days. Loved the freedom and the further I got out of Reykjavik the more I loved it. Went to all the main waterfalls, frisées, etc. Stayed in private rooms in hostels and ended up giving several people rides and loved the company.
We went in October. Went to Blue Lagoon and Sky lagoon. Sky lagoon was less crowded and newly open. Our hotel was about 1 mile from the center and we walked everywhere. In Reykjavik there was the rainbow street and so many restaurants and stores close by.
Iceland is a very safe place to drive around. I rented a car and drove to Vik by myself. It was beautiful. I pulled over so many times to take pictures, wasn't a problem at all. Just don't speed as the fine is heavy.
I rented a car and drove the ring road. I stayed in AirB&Bs all the way around. My sister came with me. I got a WiFi hotspot for the rental car so we had signal everywhere (costly, but gave us peace of mind). We made it a rule that if either of us wanted to stop, we did, which was awesome and we saw some really cool things because of it. We packed peanut butter and flour tortillas because we heard the food was crazy expensive, it was a great snack/ lunch we had everyday while walking all the waterfalls and landscapes.
Iceland is incredible. I rented a car and used Reykjavik as a home base and did day trips from there. Did the Golden Circle (so many tours busses to use if you don’t have a car), Iceland’s southern coast, Blue Lagoon- amazing and in my opinion 100% worth it, and also did horseback riding with Icelandic horses.
I’ve been to Iceland twice. It’s incredible. I stayed right in Reykjavik (a hostel in town), I signed up for tours, so I was picked up, and everything was included. I found this much easier than trying to navigate the country myself.
I went in the middle of Oct. It was fantastic and we saw the lights. Driving is super simple and safe. I was based in Reykjavik and did full day trips out. I highly recommend the snaefellsnes peninsula. So much to see and do. Lots of things are very expensive so shopping at the grocery store like Bonus is a great way to save money by making your own lunch. There are landmark signs (they are blue & white) on the roads and suggest pulling off there because there is something pretty cool there. We got to see a glacier by doing that.
I went to blue lagoon, northern lights trip, golden circle and south coast with beautiful Black Beach. I wasn’t a big fan of booking trips before but now I think it’s good to have a guide that tells you stories on the way, you can learn interesting facts. I recommend the Maritime Museum and be careful where you shop, some supermarkets are really expensive.
Itinerary: Day 1: Þingvellir, Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls Day 2: Kerið Crater, LAVA Centre, Seljalandsfoss Day 3: Skógafoss, various waterfalls, Sólheimajökull Day 4: Jökulsárlón. Ice cave tour, Diamond Beach Day 5: Reykjavik Day 6: Reykjavik Day 7: Reykanes peninsula Safety: Super safe and nice place Recommendations: Iceland is incredible and you can see most of it in 7 days, but it's expensive.
Itinerary: Day 1 - Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik Day 2 - Golden Circle Day 3 - Dogsledding Day 4 - South Coast waterfalls Day 5 - Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell Day 6 - Reykjavik Day 7 - Snaefellsnes Safety: I never once felt unsafe driving around Iceland on my own Recommendations: Iceland is amazing but it’s also the most expensive place I've been to.
Yes, Iceland is generally considered to be a safe destination for solo female travelers. The country has a low crime rate and a strong sense of community, making it a great place for solo female travelers to explore. However, as with any destination, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
Yes, Iceland is a great destination for solo travelers. Iceland is a very safe country with a low crime rate, and the people are friendly and welcoming. The country is also known for its stunning natural beauty, so there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Additionally, Iceland has a wide range of accommodation options, from hostels to luxury hotels, so you can find something to suit your budget.
Yes, Iceland can be expensive for solo travelers. The cost of accommodation, food, and transportation can add up quickly. However, there are ways to save money while traveling in Iceland, such as camping, cooking your own meals, and taking advantage of free activities.
The official currency of Iceland is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it is recommended to have some cash on hand for smaller purchases.
Iceland has a temperate climate, but the weather can be unpredictable. Be sure to pack layers and waterproof clothing.
The official language of Iceland is Icelandic, but English is widely spoken.
Iceland is generally a safe country, but it is still important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions.
Public transportation is available in Iceland, but renting a car is the best way to explore the country.
Iceland is known for its stunning natural beauty. Be sure to take the time to explore the country’s many parks, glaciers, and waterfalls.
The best time to travel to Iceland is during the summer months of June, July, and August. During this time, the days are long and the weather is mild. The midnight sun is also visible during this time, making it a great time to explore the country.
Yes, Iceland is generally considered to be a safe destination for solo travelers. The crime rate is low, and the people are friendly and welcoming. However, as with any destination, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.