Table of Contents
- Why Iceland is the best place to hike alone
- Cons of hiking in Iceland alone
- Solo Hiking Essentials in Iceland
- Tips for Solo hikers in Iceland
- How to stay safe while hiking alone in Iceland
- Packing list for a solo hike in Iceland
There’s something special about hiking on your own. There’s just you and the wilderness and the wildlife around you. In the solitude of the Icelandic Highlands or in the Westfjords, you might glimpse a herd of deer grazing on a distant hillside or an Arctic fox bound across a track. You might see a sea eagle circling above you on a coastal path.
Walking in silence, you’re more likely to chance on wildlife, and with no one else around to distract you, you’ll be more in tune with the great glacial and volcanic landscapes of Iceland. Your only communication will be with nature. You’ll feel more connected to the natural world you’re walking through. Solo hiking teaches you to be more present, enhancing your sense of wellbeing.
When you’re on your own, there’s no one else to depend on: you have to draw on all your inner strength and become truly independent. You develop survival and hiking skills. You learn how to assess risk and make decisions by yourself. You discover how to be at ease with your own thoughts. Practically, you can hike at your own pace and stop when you like.
Solo hike Iceland and discover how magical it is to be alone, just you and the wilderness.