As a female traveler, it can be tough to decide where to go when you crave a solo trip. Whether your goal is reconnecting with yourself or you can’t think of anyone to go with you, the priority when choosing a destination is safety. Did you know that Norway has a unique tradition of voluntary work?
Norway Holiday Tours offer a unique balance of safety and adventure, making it the perfect destination for solo female travelers. Here are a few reasons why you should put Norway at the top of your list for solo travel.
Low Crime Rate
Norway, like many of the Scandinavian and northern European countries, has an incredibly low crime rate. While petty crime, like pickpocketing, does occasionally occur in the urban areas, violent crime is almost non-existent. In 2015, there were 21 murders in the entirety of the country. There were 15,696 in the USA during the same year and 604 in Canada.
The crime rate has actually decreased by 18% over the past five years, with the vast majority of crimes taking place between individuals with a pre-existing relationship. As such, Norway is much safer than many of the places solo travelers call home.
The incredible natural surroundings of Norway make it the ideal place for avid adventurers to explore and take in the beauty of the natural world. Snow-capped mountains, fjords where whales frolic, and the astonishing Northern lights make for an unforgettable experience that can’t be captured in a photo– you have to see it to believe it.
The remoteness of natural Norway is often what causes it to lose its place at the top of a solo traveler’s list. After all, why take the time to travel so much when there are amazing places closer to home. The remote location and isolation make it perfect for the solo female traveler who is traveling solo with a purpose. Disconnect from the world around you and immerse yourself in the ancient landscape.
Remember to take a tour of the northern islands so you can witness some wild polar bears in their natural habitat and maybe even see a few orcas amongst the waves.
The City Life
Norway isn’t all mountains and fjords. There are numerous cities worth exploring as well. Trondheim just passed its 1,021st birthday as a city and has a lively nightlife for when the isolation of the natural surroundings are too much. There are also interesting landmarks, like the Nidaros Cathedral, to investigate while touring the city.
Bergen is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains and water, with colorful buildings lining the docks. There, you can tour the surrounding natural elements while being able to return quickly to the city. Alternatively, tour the many museums and churches, or stop by the aquarium to watch the penguin and crocodile feedings.
If you want ample time to tour a country, nothing beats having 24 hours of sunlight. Should you venture to Norway in the warmer months, you’ll experience the midnight sun. This will extend your safe travel time, which is ideal if you have a short trip or wish to drive through the country yourself.
Alternatively, you could go in the winter and guarantee a Northern lights sighting, as the country is dark all day with some twilight hours around noon. For a balance between the two, stick to the spring and fall equinoxes for travel.
Traveling to Norway as a solo female traveler gives you a Viking-esque adventure while ensuring your safety. Norway is listed as one of the happiest places on Earth as a result of its safety and resources, and should be experienced at least once in a lifetime.