Going on a solo trip to Europe sounds like a dream too good to be true, especially when you’re a female. It’s not impossible, though, since most European cities are quite safe and easy to navigate even when you’re on your own.
If you’re dreaming of a solo trip to Europe but feel scared that the language barrier might be a problem, London is the perfect place to start. The city of London is split into two by the majestic River Thames, and both sides are equally enchanting. Fashionistas and shopaholics will feel right at home in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Harrods.
Called the “beauty on water”, Stockholm is made up of 14 islands and encompasses over 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. This quaint Swedish city is safe, progressive, walkable and diverse, making it safe for female travellers who wish to embark on a solo trip to Europe. The cobblestoned streets of Old Town, or Gamla Stan, are lined with coffee shops, and getting around is a breeze with efficient and punctual public transportation.
One of the most walkable cities in Europe, Barcelona is an ideal place for solo female travellers. Gràcia, the most traditional Catalonian area yet one of Barcelona’s hippest districts with a Bohemian atmosphere, is a great place to stay. When it comes to transport, Barcelona is an efficiently interlinked city which makes it easy to get around and make day trips.
Dublin is situated at the mouth of River Liffey on the east coast of Ireland. Although the traces of Vikings have mostly been washed away, Dublin is pretty much still a living museum with some of the bewitching medieval castles and cathedrals in Europe. The Irish capital is a fun place to go on a solo trip, thanks to the friendly locals and amicable atmosphere.
This beguiling waterfront city is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bergen is the second largest Norwegian city, but with the charms of a small town. One of the most developed countries in not just Europe, but the world, Norway is incredibly safe for female travellers on a solo trip. Check out the picturesque Bryggen wharf, an essential part of Bergen’s cultural heritage, and also a UNESCO World Heritage site.