Safe with the normal awareness and precautions, but yes, safer than most. Boring? No, delightful people, delightful smallest capital in Europe (think the older sections of San Francisco without the needles, poo, and vagrants), great art, music, fashion. Very eclectic.
And one of the most dynamically breathtaking countries ever experienced. As one drives the ring road on the coasts (the inner island is rugged and basically not inhabited), the scenery changes every 5 minutes.