Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. It receives few tourists, so violent crime rates are low and personal security can be assured. The local population is also very friendly towards visitors, especially if you go out of your way to speak Icelandic with them. This has made Iceland a popular destination for those looking for an authentic experience away from mass tourism (although many still choose to see it).
The country’s capital city Reykjavik has seen improvements in recent years after major investments were put into making it cleaner and safer, but much remains to be done. Most public areas are free of charge; there are some restaurants that charge an entry fee (usually Ikr600), although this does not include drinks or food purchased within the establishment – often they will tell you this explicitly as part of their welcome policy . Visitors should note that smoking in all indoor spaces is prohibited except at restaurants and bars- Icelandair Hotel, Airport Lounge & Suites , Scandic Hotels , Residence Inn by Marriot Reykjavik Nordica , Wyndham Garden Reyjkavi kloverngurinn . For example: most hotels will have signs on reception declaring that cigarettes may only be smoked outdoors or in the hotel gardens; if they do allow smoking inside, each room normally has its own designated outside space which they strongly recommend that guests use. If you’re just stopping over before continuing your journey northwards, then these places have enough rooms for everyone