Destinations

Here’s the 10 most introvert-friendly travel destinations in the world

Christian Fleetwood

Christian Fleetwood

Compare the Market has released its list of the 10 most introvert-friendly travel destinations in the world.

With dense pockets of populations appearing across the entire atlas, some of the most remote regions in the world are becoming popular tourist attractions.

Destinations that were once hot spots for solitude seekers are now thriving travel sites for wider fields of travellers, much to the dismay of the prior.

Outside of living beneath a rock like SpongeBob SquarePants’ Patrick Star, joining the Inuit people in remote Canada, or jumping off the grid completely, encountering large populations of people comes with the territory of modern-day travel.

This is the hard reality of travelling in a world with a population of more than seven billion people.

Frequent changes in travel trends also requires regularly re-evaluating what the world has to offer for introverts: a class of traveller that values place, silence and contemplation.

In putting together its top 10, Compare the Market considered four factors: the size of a nation’s population (the lower the better), its number of intimate B&Bs and guesthouses, a nation’s concentration of parks, and the cost of meals.

Lower values for population and lower costs for meals were awarded favourably, while a greater number of available B&Bs and intimate accommodations, as well as a higher concentration of parks, were also welcomed.

Here’s the top 10 best destinations for introverts right now:

1. Russia

Population: 143.9 million

Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow, Russia
Saint Basil’s Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow, Russia.

2. Canada

Population: 37.3 million

Couple enjoying a ride on a typical canoe in the Algonquin Park, Ontario - Canada.
Algonquin Park in Ontario, Canada.

3. Argentina

Population: 45 million

Patagonian landscape
An overhead view of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina’s Patagonia region.

4. Australia

Population: 25 million

Dirt track through Angophora and eucalyptus forest, Royal National Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Angophora and eucalyptus forest in Sydney’s Royal National Park.

5. Finland

Population: 5.5 million

Aurora borealis over snowy landscape winter, Finnish Lapland
The Aurora Borealis in Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region.

6. New Zealand

Population: 4.8 million

Church of the Good Shepherd and Lake Tekapo. Beautiful light, sunbeam on the church.
Church of the Good Shepherd and Lake Tekapo on New Zealand’s South Island.

7. Norway

Population: 5.4 million

Two young adults standing on the Trolltunga in Norway
Trolltunga, found in the municipality of Odda in Hordaland county, Norway.

8. Iceland

Population: 340,000

Gljúfrafoss or Gljúfrabúi is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland.
Gljúfrafoss, or Gljúfrabúi, is a small waterfall north of the larger falls of Seljalandsfoss in Iceland.

9. Bolivia

Population: 11.3 million

Pink flamingoes in Lake Hedionda in the high plains of Bolivia with Andean mountains in the background
Pink flamingoes in Lake Hedionda in the high plains of Bolivia, which underlooks the Andean mountains.

10. Namibia

Population: 2.6 million

Oryx is wandering the summit of the dune of Sossuvlei in Namibia
An oryx wandering at the summit of the dune of Sossuvlei in Namibia.

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