Travelling solo is a life-changing experience that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people and try things you would never usually do. But it can also be a scary and dangerous experience. Whether getting lost on a quiet road or falling for a scam, solo travellers face countless threats, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world!
For those wanting to explore a foreign country with nothing but their backpack and an open mind, there are plenty of places that promise a safe and stunning getaway. Here are four of the safest places in the world to visit as a solo traveller:
New Zealand is a lush mountainous region known for being one of the most peaceful places on the planet. While the home of the fearsome Haka, New Zealanders are some of the friendliest and nicest people around. The country has a very low crime rate with low instances of violence. And if you’re an avid outdoorsman, you’ll also love New Zealand for its protected nature reserves and world-class beaches.
Next on the list is Japan. Home to serene shrines, awe-inspiring landscapes and the politest people you’ll ever meet, it’s a top location for solo tourists. The charming island country is considered to be one of the safest places to visit in Asia with very strict laws in place. As a traveller here, it’s important to be aware of the local laws and be respectful in public places.
If you’re seeking an adventurous getaway with natural wonders and calm surroundings, head to Iceland. Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is peppered with glaciers, volcanoes and unspoilt sanctuaries that’ll make a trip here alone truly memorable. This rugged Nordic Island is reported to have one of the lowest crime rates in the world, with not a single predator to man roaming the land.
Denmark is known as the happiest nation in the world, and with low crime, delicious pastries and spectacular sites, it’s no mystery why. Many solo travellers head to the country’s capital, Copenhagen, to experience the true essence of Denmark and its cosy, laid-back atmosphere that attracts tourists from far and wide. Getting around is also very safe here as most of the locals travel by bicycle. You can rent a bike and make your way around the city on the many designated bicycle paths.
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