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Iceland is the safest country in the world. A surprising and very real fact. You can visit the incredible Dragon Glass Katla Ice Cave or go Kayaking in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon with the assurance that nothing bad will happen to you, either on the ice, in the lakes or in the whole country.
This title was awarded through the Global Peace Index (2020) prepared by the Institute of Economics & Peace. In which 163 states that congregate 99% of the world’s population are analyzed.
Why is it the safest country in the world?
Island is the safest country among other things because of its low crime rate. In fact it is so unusual for any crime or altercation to be committed that the police don’t even carry guns on them.
Iceland’s homicide rate from 1999 to 2009 was 1 ‘8 per 100,000 inhabitants, however when compared to the United States there it was between 5 and 5′ 8 per 100,000 inhabitants. It was also increasing over the years.
Things that may surprise you about such a safe country
If you’ve read our post about the curiosities of Iceland, you may have already expected some of the facts about Iceland. Such as that it is normal to leave babies at the door of shops.
It is even common to see garden gates open, as theft is also uncommon in the country. It is also very popular to hitchhike or for children to run around the cities as if they were small villages.
Why visit Iceland?
You can’t miss the safest country in the world. It is also an incredible destination due to its location. It has some of the most breathtaking natural scenery.
Also known as “the land of ice and fire” Iceland is a place where its citizens live with and respect nature. A peaceful, calm and totally worth a visit once in a lifetime.
Did you know that Iceland was the safest country in the world? Why do you think that is?