The Safest Places to Travel for Solo Female Travelers

Are you looking for your next solo adventure? Trek abroad with these top five safest places for women to travel alone. Globally, 74% of women have traveled or are planning to travel alone this year. Additionally, recent studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of travelers today are women.



There’s no question about it. Solo female travel is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Women are no longer constricting themselves to traveling with a partner or friends, and are instead embarking to explore the world on their own. If you’re excited to find a solo travel destination, check out these 5 safest places for women to travel alone.



5 Safest Places to Travel for Women



These countries have a strong reputation for being safe, especially for women.  However, it’s important to note that travel to these countries does not make you immune to safety issues. Make sure to update others on your location, and always trust your gut if you feel uneasy about a person or a situation. Consider taking group outings on more dangerous treks, such as those with Shrike Safaris.



Here are our 5 safest countries for solo female travelers. These countries all rank highly on the 2018 list of most peaceful countries in the world. If you’re looking for the cheapest ways to get there, check out my blog post on budget flights.


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1. Canada

Canadians have a reputation for being some of the friendliest people in the world. If you’ve ever had the joy of traveling to Canada, you probably know that the stereotype is true. Canada is a welcoming and multicultural country. Many women who have traveled to the country felt safe while doing so. Canada also ranks as the safest destination for women travelers within the Americas. You’re sure to feel welcome while you bask in the scenic beauty that Canada has to offer.



2. Iceland

Iceland is a very safe option for solo female travelers. It ranks first as the most peaceful country in the world and has held that title for the last 10 years. English is widely spoken, the rural areas are peaceful, and the country is easy to navigate. Iceland boasts beautiful landscapes which often feature glaciers and even active volcanoes. Its capital city of Reykjavík has a bustling nightlife scene.



3. New Zealand

New Zealand is ranked second to Iceland as the most peaceful country in the world. With just under 5 million people, the citizens are friendly and the landscape is pristine. If you love beaches, volcanoes, Lord of the Rings, or glaciers, you’re sure to fall in love with New Zealand.  



4. Japan

Japanese locals are famous for their friendliness and helpfulness. The country is unique in its ability to preserve millennium-old traditions while fully embracing advanced technology.  



5. Switzerland

The people of Switzerland are polite and friendly, and travelers typically feel very safe when exploring the country. Switzerland boasts picturesque scenery wherever you look, world-class skiing, and a rich cultural history.



Grab Your Passport…


Now that you know the 5 safest places for women to travel alone, it’s time to grab your passport and pack your bags! When traveling alone, you’re sure to learn all about new cultures, and even more about yourself. For more travel tips and guides to inspire your next adventure, visit our website today.


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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