Safest Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

I’ve written quite a few articles on solo female travel tips and why every woman should venture out on her own but, I’m often asked, “Where is it safe for women to travel solo?”

While there may be some destinations that are more safe than others, the world is not as scary as some might think. With a positive attitude and general street smarts, there are plenty of places in the world where you can feel totally safe and secure on your own.

Here are 10 of the safest destinations for solo female travelers!

Blue Lagoon Iceland

– – Iceland – –

Even though Iceland’s nickname of “The Land of Fire & Ice” sounds intimidating, solo travel is totally comfortable and easy here. The city of Reykjavik is famous for its music scene and nightlife, so you’ll have no problem meeting locals and fellow travelers.

There are countless reasons to visit Iceland but it’s her natural beauty that steals the show. Join a tour and snorkel the Silfra Fissure or hike a glacier. And don’t miss a bath at the beautiful Blue Lagoon!

Read More on Iceland Travel

Stockholm, Sweden

– – Scandanavia – –

The countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (commonly referred to as Scandinavia) are filled with amazing architecture and beautiful sights. Forget about Disneyland, Norway and Denmark have even been ranked as the #1 and #2 happiest places in the world!

Read More: Stockholm Travel Tips

Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand

Adventure awaits in the glaciers, beaches and fiords of New Zealand. In New Zealand, you’ll come across some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. If you don’t believe me, just ask fellow female travel blogger, Young Adventuress.

She loved traveling solo here SO much she made it her new home!

Read More: Getting Extreme in Queenstown

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

– – Thailand – –

Southeast Asia will never be lacking in awesome things to do. Going to Thailand on your own will give you so many opportunities to explore beautiful beaches, enjoy delicious street food and take in the unbelievable scenery of the mainland.

It’s a great destination for both budget and luxury travelers, with inexpensive accommodation as well as 5-star resorts.

Read More: Traveling Thailand on $20 per Day

Helicopter Ride in Whistler

– – Canada – –

Nearly everywhere you go in Canada, you’ll be surrounded by multiculturalism and some of the most breathtaking landscapes your eyes have ever seen. Canadians have a reputation for being the friendliest people in the world and, while traveling alone here, you’ll see why!

Read More: 20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Whistler

Surfing in Nosara, Costa Rica

– – Costa Rica – –

The sandy beaches and rainforests of Costa Rica are the perfect scenery for a solo trip in the sun. Whether you’re looking for a surf safari down the Nicoya Peninsula or a yoga retreat in Nosara, there’s something for every type of solo female traveler.

Read More: The Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking in Central America

Guinness Storehouse

– – Ireland – –

Ireland may not be known for great weather, but the Emerald Isle is a place of happiness and beer. Cozy up in a local pub, catch a football game or head out to the countryside for an incredible Irish experience.

Read More: Visiting the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Ubud, Bali

– – Bali – –

Temples, yoga, relaxing beaches and inexpensive food & accommodation are just a few reasons why Bali is the ultimate solo female travel destination.

With a great backpacking culture for young people, budget travelers will always find someone to hang out with. And with all those beautiful beaches, you bet there are some incredible resorts for a little bit of luxe.

You’ll be so busy relaxing and soaking up the Balinese culture, you will forget you ever worried about going alone.

Read More on Bali Travel

Amsterdam Noord, The Netherlands

– – Amsterdam – –

Known around the world for its liberal lifestyle and super chilled out vibe, Amsterdam is an amazing place to hang out on your own.

The canals are yours to explore as you discover the unique culture and nightlife of the city. Rent a bike and run into (not literally of course) some friendly and laid back Dutch locals.

Read More: Amsterdam Travel Tips

Crystal Cruises

– – A Cruise – –

While it’s not a specific destination, a cruise in any part of the world is a great travel experience for solo female travelers. Enjoy the convenience of an itinerary and secure accommodation. Unpack once and arrive at multiple destinations without having to book flights or accommodation.

Read More: 7 Reasons to Cruise the Mediterranean

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Kiersten Rich is the bikini-obsessed author of award-winning solo female travel and lifestyle blog, The Blonde Abroad, featuring travel tips, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world.