The trend of solo travelling is on the rise. It is an exhilarating experience and with no one to accompany you but yourself, it makes for a great self-exploration journey. While travelling alone can be self-indulgent and refreshing, it becomes even more intrinsic to go to a place that’s not just beautiful but also safe. Here is a list of places deemed the safest in the world, read on and pack your bags!
Iceland is by far the safest city in the world and anyone who has traveled here can vouch for that. Even petty crimes like wallet snatching are a rare occurrence here. Don’t read safe for boring though. If adventure is high on your agenda, this is a perfect place as many people go to Iceland to see volcano eruptions. Though deemed a frosty country, Iceland has some of the most dazzling glaciers and hot water springs that can leave anyone in awe.
Denmark is known the world over for its gorgeous architecture and its promise of a novel shopping experience. However, it’s not just a land for those seeking retail therapy but is equally fascinating for those who like visiting places with an old world charm. The Goddess Gefjun fountain in Denmark is the epitome of timelessness and even more beautiful during the night when the fountain is bathed in blue light.
Austria is synonymous with good music and if your first love is music then this is where you belong. Also known as the ‘land of music’, Austria has produced some of the finest musicians in the world and you will find yourself mesmerized by the sheer number of concerts, museums and cafés in this country. It also helps that the country is as rich in wealth as it is in natural beauty. While Vienna is one of the most visited places in the world, people also flock to Austria in winters to enjoy skiing here.
Considering that New Zealand has the ‘least corruption’ and ‘most transparent political status’, it isn’t surprising that it is one of the safest cities for travelers. With cities that are culturally rich, it also makes for a popular travel destination and has a scenic variety from beautiful mountains and frozen glaciers to the greenest meadows. New Zealand also happens to be one of the friendliest places in the world- a major plus for those on solo escapades.
While being one of the prettiest locales in the world, Switzerland also ranks No.5 in the world safety ranking. The land of chocolates and watches, offers a number of activities that solo travelers can partake in. Its ski slopes are world renowned too. If you are looking to experience the nightlife and bistros then the shores of Lake Geneva are where you should be headed or visit the Italian speaking Ticino region.
Every place has a unique story to tell but once you have the assurance that you are safe, you are free to discover the story that will make way into your travel journal. After all, safe travels are happy travels.