- From Uruguay to Japan to Denmark to Canada, there are safe countries for solo travelers in every corner of the planet.
- Those seeking a safe solo experience and lots of outdoor activities should check out Canada, Iceland, Finland and New Zealand.
- If you want to try delicious new foods on your travels, check out Japan.
For some people, traveling to a different country is a mixed bag. On one hand is the obvious excitement of visiting a new destination. Taking in new experiences, meeting new people, trying new foods and exploring a new culture is fun. On the other hand, there’s always a concern as to whether that new place is safe for solo travelers.
Fortunately, plenty of destinations across the globe are safe. Many of these countries are accustomed to travelers, and the locals are open, friendly and accepting of cultural differences. That said, it’s still important to do your homework before traveling solo and follow some basic safety tips.
Here are 12 of the safest countries to visit if you’re traveling alone:
Nordic countries are famously happy, and that includes Denmark. It’s one of the safest countries in the world, and Danish people are very friendly to travelers.
Denmark’s capital Copenhagen provides a plethora of experiences for solo travelers. Chief among them is exploring the city on a bicycle. In fact, one of the best ways to see Copenhagen is on a guided bicycle tour. As one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, there’s no challenge finding cycles to rent.