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 or dive the Silfra Fissure and 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 Scandinavia are filled with amazing architecture and beautiful sights. Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world based on the Global Peace Index, and forget about Disneyland, Norway and Denmark have even been ranked as the #1 and #2 happiest places in the world!

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

Australia Destination Guide

– – Australia – –

Australia is home to some of the most diverse wildlife and landscapes in the world, and it was the destination of my first ever solo trip abroad! You have to explore the bigger cities of Sydney, Melbourne and the stunning Gold Coast, but don’t limit yourself—rent a car and hit the road.

Read More: 15 Free Things to Do in Melbourne

The Best Day Trips from Sydney

Australia’s Great Big Outback

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

The Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway Guide to Vancouver

Visiting Mont Tremblant, Quebec in the Winter

Rangiroa French Polynesia

– – French Polynesia – –

With diverse marine life, some of the world’s best diving, incredible natural beauty, and a heavy vanilla scent that follows you wherever you go, the islands of French Polynesia is a place that you’ve never seen the likes of before.

It is truly SO beautiful and such a memorable destination that you’ll want to return to year after year.

Read More: 10 Reasons to Visit French Polynesia

Staying at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa

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

Blonde in Sandwich Bay

– – Namibia – –

Namibia is the ultimate road trip destination and an amazing destination year-round. Home to deserts and stunning coastlines, it’s one of my favorite Africa trips to date.

Located in the largest conservation area of Africa, Sossusvlei is truly breathtaking. On my first trip to Namibia, I spent time at Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp and Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, and spent 7 epic days road-tripping in Namibia. For my second trip, I explored the Skeleton Coast!

Read More: Tips for Visiting Sossusvlei in Namibia

10 Essential Tips for Road-Tripping in Namibia

Tips for Renting a Car in Namibia

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: My Seychelles Itinerary on Crystal Cruises’ Esprit Yacht

 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.