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Discover the World launches its first dedicated solo travel collection


The collection is packed full of ideas for travel to the Nordics, New Zealand and Australia as well as Canada and the Polar regions.

Discover the World has launched its first dedicated collection of trips aimed at solo travellers following a steady rise in the demand from those looking to travel alone.

The collection includes dedicated departures for solos and holidays which offer good value for money for those looking to share accommodation whilst booking alone. There’s even a new solo traveller departure for Discover the World’s popular Northern Lights Special Iceland escorted tour in February 2025 to make the most of Solar Max 25.

“We’ve seen our solo travel bookings grow by 15% in the last two years and it is really encouraging to see more options and flexibility for this sector from our partners which really spurred us on to launch our first dedicated collection,” commented Georgina Hancock, marketing and partnerships director for Discover the World.

More highlights of the new Solo travel collection include:

  • Iceland – Northern Lights Special for solos: This long-running tour now offers a dedicated solo traveller departure with the option to share a twin room. Spending two nights at Hotel Ranga deep in the countryside of Southwest Iceland and including an expert-guided tour of the Golden Circle’s natural wonders, this escorted three night break provides superb opportunities to see the aurora borealis, with the hotel’s unique observatory, especially at a time of peak activity during the Solar Max 25 period. That’s as well as a tour along the South Coast and a visit to the legendary Blue Lagoon.
  • New Zealand – South Island Solo Travellers Tour: This new trip has two departures in 2024 and offers those travelling on their own the opportunity to join a small group on an extensive tour of the South Island of New Zealand. In the company of other solos, the 11 day trip starts in the garden city of Christchurch boarding the TranzAlpine train, traverses the mighty Southern Alps, via Arthur’s Pass, to the West Coast to discover the twin glaciers of Franz Josef and Fox. The trip continues to Queenstown and into the heart of the Fiordlands with a cruise on Milford Sound, finishing with an opportunity to visit Aoraki-Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, before returning to Christchurch.
  • Canada – new special female and photography Polar Bear Adventures 2024: This long-running classic trip now features dedicated dates for female travellers and photographers and includes two full days and an evening excursion out on the Arctic tundra travelling in Polar Rovers. The female only departures include a female expedition leader, as well as meeting local and Indigenous women who share their tales of life on the tundra. The photography focused departures include an extra day on the tundra to allow the chance to capture polar bears in the wild with hands-on daytime coaching, followed by evening lectures about how to capture the Arctic light and its wildlife.
  • Antarctic Voyages for Solos: Solo travellers can take advantage of dedicated single cabins on a range of Antarctic voyages aboard the Ocean Endeavour and the Heritage Adventurer. Single cabins offer better value for travellers, who can enjoy a private cabin without paying for sole occupancy of a double cabin. Voyages include Classic Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia, as well as to one of the most remote places on Earth, the Ross Sea. Alternatively, solo travellers can enjoy up to 40% off Antarctic voyages plus no single supplement when booking a Peninsula Fly-In voyage on board the World Explorer.
  • Norway – Havila Coastal Voyages Solos Discount: Setting sail from the city of Bergen, Havila coastal voyages explore the entire coastline to the northernmost port of Kirkenes, taking in the fjord views, remote coastal towns and the Lofoten Islands before reaching the North Cape plateau. With state-of-the-art vessels for silent, zero emission cruising and local food, seven night trips start from £1960 with five nights on board in a sole occupancy excluding flights.
  • Norway – Norwegian Fjords Hiking Challenge:This escorted small group tour takes in three of the most iconic locations in the Norwegian fjords – Trolltunga, The Pulpit Rock and Kjerag. Trekking for several hours each day, travellers will encounter the sheer beauty and magnificence of the mountain landscape and fjords, making new friends and conquering new heights along the way. Discover the World is now offering solo travellers the option to share same sex twin rooms, or to book a single room if preferred.
  • Iceland – new Thorsmork Hiking Adventure: For those who haven’t got the time to do Iceland’s full 55km Laugavegur trail, Discover the World has introduced a new hiking trip for this summer which still offers the most incredible scenery taking day hikes of between 4-7 hours long from the same base mountain hut. Thorsmork is widely regarded as the most beautiful section of the Laugavegur hiking trail, where travellers will cross rivers, hike mountains, walk by lava fields and glaciers.
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