When you hear the words “solo travel”, usually the first thought that comes to mind is that of having a treacherous experience.
Since safety is a big concern when traveling alone is concerned, we have put together a list of 5 of the safest cities in the world which you can travel to by yourself.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Popularly known as “the Land of Fire and Ice”, Iceland is the 1st on the list of the safest cities in the world for solo travel. The Harpa Concert Hall is the best of the various cultural marvels you can experience in this city. Don’t forget to book your show of choice in advance as many of those tend to sell out.
You can travel to the Langjökull Glacier – Europe’s 2nd largest glacier, from your base in Reykjavik. Inside the glacier are the majestic man-made ice caves, Hraunfossar Waterfall and Deildartunguhver – Europe’s most powerful hot spring. The adventure-seekers can go for the Snowmobile tour and get their adrenaline pumping. The nightlife is also quite lively with diverse options for bar-hopping.
- Ylläs, or Yllästunturi, Finland
Located in the Lapland province of Finland, Ylläs is the largest downhill ski resort in the country. As it is home to the country’s third largest National Park, you are definitely going to connect with nature at Yllas.
Just like the Reykjavik, travelers from all over the world come to Yllas to observe the incredible Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights). If you are a thrill seeker, winter sports like snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and many more are a must-do! There are also numerous opportunities for hiking too.
- Montreal, Canada
Canadians are a friendly bunch of people, making it an excellent solo travel destination. Various transportation options like the STM (Montreal’s public transit system), BIXI Montreal (the city’s well-known bike rental service) make it getting around the city very convenient. The Mont Royal (after which the city is named) is a small triple-peaked mountain located in the middle of the city. You will be rewarded with an outstanding view of the city for scaling this mountain. There are numerous museums and churches to get to know about the history and architecture of one of the oldest cities in North America.
Montreal does give off vibes of European cities thanks to the French influence on its culture. St. Catherine Street and the Underground City are a must-go for shopping enthusiasts. The Underground City is 33 kilometers of interconnected shopping malls located underground. It is one of the world’s top nightlife destinations, thanks to the large number of bars and clubs to choose from!
- Rome, Italy
Though the Eternal city is conventionally a romantic destination, it does make for a good solo travel destination. Major awe-inspiring heritage sites like the Colosseum, The Forum and the Vatican City are a must-visit. However, it is always best to have some research done in order to get the best guides in order to make the most out of your trip. Taxis are expensive and driving yourself in Rome is an audacious choice. Rome is best explored by foot. Rome is among the top fashion destinations in the world and is also known for its cuisine, pasta is the most fundamental element.
- Queensland, Australia
This list would not be actually complete without a destination with a beach. In the urban part of Queensland, you will find yourself appreciating the street graffiti. Queensland offers a handful of good options if you are looking for a digital detox. There are several water sports to enjoy. Make sure you get an experience of Snorkeling and Surfing in the Noosa River. A stay in the fresh ocean air in Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland will surely make you feel “at bay”. A solo drive along the Great Barrier Reef is an unforgettable experience you will cherish for a lifetime
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