The top eco-friendly places of 2020


Eco-tourism is on the rise. Do you want to travel to destinations doing their bit for sustainability? Then these are the happening places to indulge your eco-tendencies in 2020.

No. 1 Reykjavik

Iceland doesn’t get dark in summer, so to see the northern lights, ensure you arrive between September and March. With luck, you’ll be able to catch the mystical Aurora Borealis after dark.
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No. 2 Stockholm

Sweden still uses the Swedish krona, but you can pay for almost everything by card. The only exception is the public toilets – keep some coins in your pocket for when you need to spend a penny.
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No. 3 Oslo

Want to reduce your carbon footprint? The Oslo City Bike offers daily, or three-day passes. Download the app and you’ll be out cycling in no time at all.
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No. 4 Helsinki

Take advantage of the Helsinki Card for travel around the city. For under 20 euros, it entitles you to unlimited public transport trips and includes the airport shuttle.
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No. 5 Zurich

A trip to Zurich won't be cheap, but there are some ways to save money sometimes. City bikes can be hired for free, and the Zurich Card is great value for those who plan to visit lots of museums.
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No. 6 San José

During busy times, trying to organise your own excursion can be difficult and pricey. To reduce costs, look into group tours which keep prices down, and are more flexible in terms of availability.
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No. 7 Singapore

If you want to avoid the tourist and monsoon seasons, the best time to visit Singapore is between February and April. Prices tend to be lower at that time of year, too.
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No. 8 Auckland

Beaches and parks fill up between November and March. May and September are also generally quite warm and you’ll enjoy fewer crowds in these months. May to July is perfect for whale watching.
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No. 9 Zanzibar

Bring your own mask and snorkel with you. That way, you’ll save money by not having to hire one every time you want to go snorkelling and you’ll know it will be good quality.
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No. 10 Gaborone

When you’re ready to leave the city and head out to nature, look for sustainable tours. These can include the use of solar-powered boats or electric vehicles to keep your carbon footprint low.
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