The 9 Safest Places in Europe for Women to Travel Alone

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The world is changing very fast, and in many countries and cultures, gender differences no longer exist.

Generally said, the more socially and economically developed a country is, the safer it is for women, whether it comes to a place to live or a tourist destination.

Unfortunately, there are still many places around the world that are not recommended for women who want to travel alone.

In many countries, it is still considered to be risky and dangerous for a woman to travel solo and, unfortunately, the Middle East is just one of the places where women’s rights as a whole are a serious problem.

If you are a woman and want to spend a long and exciting vacation alone, if you want to enjoy beautiful scenery, good food, architectural landmarks, museums or just want to get rid of the stress, the safest destinations in Europe and in the world are the following countries:

1. Iceland

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Air Balloon Auster Skaftafellssysla, Iceland by Andrés Nieto Porras/Flickr

Iceland is considered one of the safest and most peaceful countries in the world, whether we are talking about traveling or living.

It has a population of only 323,000 people and is considered to be an extremely safe place for women wishing to travel solo.

The country offers not only a high level of security but also excellent opportunities for spa tourism thanks to its numerous mineral springs.

This is one more reason that makes Iceland a favorite holiday spot for women from different generations.

2. Sweden

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Street of Stockholm, Sweden by Pedro Szekely/Flickr

Sweden is a country that can serve as an absolute echelon when it come to the attitude towards women and gender equality.

This highly developed Scandinavian nation, a member of the European Union, has been repeatedly pointed as an example of good practices by numerous non-governmental organizations from around the world.

Sweden is one of the leaders in the world as a number of women in the government.

This country is also one of the leading nations in Europe when it comes to the level of democracy.

3. Denmark

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Sand Dune along the North Sea Coast, Denmark by magnetismus/Flickr

Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world, and every woman who travels alone will appreciate this fact.

Even in larger cities such as the capital Copenhagen, the feeling of being safe does not leave the ladies who have chosen to travel solo.

The same applies to the Danish province, which, by the way, is considered perhaps the best place to travel by bicycle in the world.

4. Finland

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Horse Carriage in Kuopio, Finland by Visit Lakeland/Flickr

Scandinavian countries are definitely the best place for single women travelers, and Finland is no an exception.

Considered by many as one of the most beautiful countries in the world because of its thousands of crystal clear lakes, Finland is an excellent place for those ladies who are in love with the beauty of the wild nature.

If you are looking for a place to relax with a book in hand on the veranda of a wooden forest house while enjoying the mirror surface of the nearby lake, Finland is the perfect place for you.

5. Norway

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The Naeroyfjord in Norway by Juan Antonio Segal/Flickr

If you are a woman who love adventurers into the wild, kayaking, climbing steep gorges and other similar, if you are the type of woman who loves the risk in the wild, Norway is the perfect place for you.

In addition, Norway is considered the second safest and most peaceful country in the world as a whole.

6. Luxembourg

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St. John Church, Luxembourg by bvi4092/Flickr

Besides being like a fairy tale decor, Luxembourg is also a really safe place to visit.

If you are looking for a spot to feel the rich culture of Europe, you should definitely consider to spend your next vacation there.

If you are a woman who prefer to travel alone, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is an ideal solution because it offers many opportunities for entertainment and at the same time, you will be safe everywhere.

7. Ireland

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Cliffs of Moher Liscannor, Ireland by Giuseppe Milo/Flickr

When a woman decides to travel alone, she must carefully choose the places to go, and if she travels with other women, this makes the range of possibilities much wider.

If you want to travel without your friends, however, then you should look for a really safe place to go.

One of of the places in your list must be Ireland.

The country has an extremely rich culture and excellent opportunities for entertainment.

8. Austria

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Mountainside – Tirol, Austria by Waldemar Merger/Flickr

The quiet and aristocratic alpine country is considered one of the safest places in the world.

The capital city of Vienna regularly heads the list of the best cities to live in the world, surpassing even the world famous cities in neighboring Switzerland.

Vienna combines an amazing cultural atmosphere, very high level of safety, clean streets, wide green areas and very good opportunities for personal development.

The Alpine country is among the best places in the world for women who want to travel alone or even for women looking for a good place to live.

9. Portugal

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Sao Jorge Castle – Lisbon, Portugal by Maria Eklind/Flickr

Whether you want to feel the cultural atmosphere of Porto, or want to become part of the cosmopolitan spirit of the capital Lisbon, or just want to relax yourself on the golden beaches of the Algarve, Portugal is considered one of the safest places to travel alone.

Tolerant and peaceful, Portugal is a real small paradise in the south westernmost corner of Europe.