Traveling solo is one of the most empowering things a woman can do in her lifetime, but too many of us are held back by fear.
With a little preparation and the right amount of common sense, no place in the world is off-limits– but here are the safest cities in Europe for Solo Female Travelers.
All you need to do is read through this list, carry out your e111 card renewal and pack your bags before you jet off on your solo adventure.
Reykjavik often tops the list for safe female solo travel as a result of its high levels of safety, low crime rates and ease of navigation. This frosty city is a beautiful destination for many and with booming nightlife, it’s certainly simple to meet people while you are there, both fellow travellers and local Icelanders, while ensuring that you stay safe at all times. Reykjavik offers a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine, as well as enjoying breath-taking scenery and even the chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. With so much to enjoy here, you’ll barely even realise that you’re travelling alone!
While the likes of Rome, Venice and Florence appear to be bombarded with tourists, and pickpockets as a direct result of this, Turin seems to be making its way up the rankings when it comes to safe and beautiful destinations for solo female travellers. Turin is charming and unique, offering a chance to really understand the local Italian culture while retaining its true vibrancy. Turin also features incredible museums showcasing the country’s extensive history. With plenty to see and do, and the opportunity to explore true local life, Turin is the ideal destination.
Berlin appears to be the hub of many things, and it is certainly a highly inclusive destination. With a thriving LGBT community and a very young vibe to boot, Berlin is the ideal destination for younger female solo travellers to enjoy. You will find food to suit all tastes here, as a leader in the veganism movement you are certain to come across an abundance of meat and dairy-free restaurants here, and almost everyone speaks English making communication easier than ever. As a bonus, it’s one of the cheapest capital cities in Western Europe, so make sure to head here while you can!
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
If you’re looking for somewhere which remains off most tourist maps, then head to Luxembourg City. This particular area has a huge expat community as a result of its corporate feel and it is therefore easy to feel like a local as you’re wandering around this small city. The city is well-known for its medieval fortifications and its location in deep gorges which were once cut by the surrounding rivers, meaning you can be sure to benefit from the incredible architecture and nature surrounding the city, while remaining safe as a solo female traveller.
Europe is never short of incredible destinations to travel to as a solo female traveller, with plenty of locations which will help to ensure that you feel right at home as you wander the streets.