We’ve rounded up some of the safest and friendliest places to visit as a solo traveller.
#1 Reykjavik, Iceland
Since 2008, Iceland has taken the top spot on the Global Peace Index for being the safest and most secure place on the planet. Reykjavik’s safeness isn’t the only reason it is one of the top spots to visit as a solo traveller. A magnet for tourism, it’s stunning attractions such as the Northern Lights and Blue Lagoon make it a must-do on your travel to-do list.
#2 Montreal, Canada
Canadians are renowned for being some of the friendliest people in the world. With that in mind, pretty much the whole of Canada is great to travel to alone. However, Montreal stands out from the rest due to its easy to navigate public transport and affordability, not to mention it’s beautiful landscapes, festivals, and incredible fashion. Montreal is also officially a French city with most of its residents speaking both French and English. Therefore, you can experience a European-style destination and culture whilst easily being able to communicate in English.
#3 Bali, Indonesia
If you are looking for pure relaxation, white sandy beaches and a place to soak up the sun, then Bali is the perfect destination. It’s inexpensive food and accommodation makes it a hotspot for people travelling on their own. Bali is bursting with young travellers and backpackers looking to soak up some culture and experience the sights of this tropical landscape.
#4 Copenhagen, Denmark
Often seen at the top of the rankings for Happiest Country in the World, Denmark, amongst other Scandinavian countries, is one of the friendliest and safest destinations in the world to visit as a solo traveller. More specifically, Copenhagen, the countries capital, boasts low crime rates and is notorious for its relaxed lifestyle. Cycling is one of the main ways to get about in Copenhagen so hire a bike and explore the city at a low cost, just as the locals do.
#5 Queenstown, New Zealand
A picturesque, idyllic destination located in the Pacific, New Zealand is a country which is extremely popular with tourists and backpackers so you have the chance to surround yourself with like-minded people. Queenstown is a great place to visit if you are looking for adventure. Take on the world’s biggest swing as Nevis Bungy or bungee jump off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. Low crime rates make it a safe place to visit and the welcoming locals make it one of the friendliest places on Earth. As well as this, New Zealand also isn’t swarming with deadly creatures, unlike its neighbour, Australia.
Don’t forget, when visiting some foreign countries for a prolonged amount of time, you may need to apply for a visa. You can apply for most visas online but often it is a long and complicated process. For a stress-free application and to improve your chances of being granted a visa, consult immigration lawyers who can help and guide you through the process.
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