Is Copenhagen Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Copenhagen is generally very safe for solo female travelers. The local residents are quite friendly and helpful and the city itself is neat and well-policed. Solo female travelers are unlikely to face unwelcome attention. It boasts a low crime rate, and most visitable areas are well-patrolled and crowded. However, as always when traveling solo, it is important to maintain basic precautions such as staying in well-traveled areas, especially at night, and keeping valuables safe and out of sight.

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How safe is Copenhagen?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Copenhagen is generally safe for solo female travelers, even at night. The city is well-lit and there's a considerable police presence which boosts overall safety. However, as with any major city, certain areas can be riskier late at night, and occasional petty crimes like pickpocketing might occur. Staying aware of your surroundings, avoiding unlit areas, and keeping personal belongings secure would increase your safety.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Copenhagen's public transportation is highly reliable and safe to use. The city offers a variety of options including buses, trains and metro lines that run frequently and are well-maintained. As a solo female traveler, you can expect to feel safe at all times due to the presence of helpful staff and security measures such as CCTV cameras. Night buses are also available, but do remember that like anywhere else, it is important to stay alert and mindful of your surroundings.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Copenhagen is known for being a very safe city where street harassment incidents are quite rare. The locals are typically respectful and mind their own business. Occasional incidents could occur, as in any other city, but they are not the norm. Most of my journeys, even at night, have been pleasant and without unwarranted attention or pestering. Nonetheless, it's important to always stay aware of your surroundings.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Copenhagen is generally very safe, petty crimes such as pickpocketing can occur, especially in crowded tourist areas and public transportation. However, with standard precautions of being aware of your surroundings and belongings, you can largely avoid these incidences. It's important to maintain common travel vigilance.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Copenhagen's tap water undergoes regular rigorous testing and it's known for its excellent quality. It's not only safe to drink but it's also flavorful due to the strict environmental regulations Purity and safety standards are maintained to a very high level. It would be unnecessary to buy bottled water or to treat tap water before drinking.

Is Copenhagen safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 44 experiences

Solo travel experience

Copenhagen is one of the safest cities I've ever been in, both in crowded and isolated places no one bothered me. Indeed, people are very willing to help and provide useful information. It's very easy to get around the city by walking (but I recommend renting a bike!). It is very expensive, but proportional to the quality of life

Posted: July 10, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I had a gratis time in Copen Hagen. If you like good food go to wallmans circus. When I was there I booked the dinner experience. You get a couple of courses and an awesome show. Every year a different theme. The sights are in good walking distence but you can hire a bike. That is safe and fast. Copenhagen has some thriftstores you can go to. Out of the city centre. You can reach them by bus or with the bike.

Posted: July 6, 2024Experienced: June, 2022
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Nancy

Nancy

Canada

Family travel experience

Copenhagen, Denmark was an amazing country and experience for my family and I. We all felt incredibly safe, even walking around at night. Since we stayed there for a week, we got the copenhagen card pass which covered multiple attractions and transportation (I highly recommend). The transportation was efficient, on time, and fast, but be prepared to walk plenty nonetheless. We went to plenty of different galleries, and popular tourist sights such as the Amelienborg Palace, Reffen food market, and fun places like Tivol Gardens amusement parks, which I all recommend. If you’d like to know my specific recommendations, where I stayed, and my itinerary, feel free to message me!

Posted: June 27, 2024
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Alix

Alix

Germany

Solo travel experience

Copenhaguen was a very wonderful city, in which I felt 100% safe. I stayed in a hostel near the city centre which was good. The activities to do are very interesting like visiting the royal palaces or the round tower There are many free things to do and ser there like the Little Mermaid statue, Nyhaven port etc The only problem was that it was very expensive especially regarding food

Posted: June 14, 2024
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Zeynep

Zeynep

Italy

Group travel experience

I really felt safe there. I stayed in a hostel which was my first time. However it was also okay for me. I am not sure how much I spent but it was more expensive compared to Padua, Italy for sure. Me and my friends go to castles and museums and we usually walked to everywhere but it was really exhausting.

Posted: June 13, 2024
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Family travel experience

I felt very safe in Copenhagen, even on public transport (which sometimes doesn’t have a driver! Fascinating experience.) I loved the spirit of the city and felt like it was very diverse and open to people of all kinds of backgrounds. Would absolu recommend!

Posted: May 31, 2024Experienced: July, 2023
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Selin

Selin

Bulgaria

Solo travel experience

I love love love Copenhagen! Felt extremely safe, even at 2 AM riding a bike home alone. It is crazy expensive though. People are lovely, parks are gorgeous, was lucky to have good weather in May! Looking to return there in summer:)

Posted: May 29, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe all the time here, that’s my second solo trip to copenhagen and im so excited about the people here. They are so kind and nice and everyone is speaking english, what easier the language barrier

Posted: May 23, 2024
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Eda

Eda

Turkey

Solo travel experience

I was in Copenhagen in February 2024 abd it was literally freezing. Most of my time was spent in cafes to drink something hot. Even though the city is incredible. Lots of bikers around there, you need to be careful even if you are pedestrian. I spent 3 bights in there and i never felt uncomfortable and it was really safe.

Posted: April 22, 2024
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Amélie

Amélie

Switzerland

Solo travel experience

Safety: i felt very safe even at night. Things to do: i went to couple of museums and castles. Getting to know the culture is important to me. Food: Im a vegan so, they have a lot of options for me! For example: RizRaz, Grød, Glean, Kaf Accommodation: i stayed in the Capsule Hotel, very affordable and amazing! Transport: i walked everywhere

Posted: April 16, 2024
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Is Copenhagen safe for women?

Safety rating

4.5 /5

Based on 29 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.3 /5

Based on 29 experiences

Rikke

Rikke

Copenhagen is a very safe city. Even the bad areas aren’t really that bad, and as a woman I feel totally safe here all day and night, also in the metro etc. It’s very easy to get around to and generally such a lovely city to be in!

Posted: July 12, 2024
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Viola

Viola

Copenhagen is a very safe city. People mostly keep to themselves. It’s a big city and the capital of Denmark so ofc. there’s many people who think that they can say lots of stuff to women when walking by bars etc. I feel very safe tho and there’s always normal people at public transport, especially the metro.

Posted: July 11, 2024
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Is Copenhagen safe right now?

Before your visit to Copenhagen, it's essential to check travel advisories for Denmark, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States government advises to exercise increased caution in the Kingdom of Denmark due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 7, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Denmark due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 9, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian Government advises to exercise a high degree of caution in Denmark due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 13, 2024

Is Copenhagen worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 44 experiences

Seher

Seher

Turkey

Solo travel experience

I liked Copenhagen very much. It has a beautiful architecture. Its people are truly as happy as they say. It has clean streets, and there are free music events in the evenings in front of the City Council building. People are dancing and having fun. You can see many cyclists. Beer is cheap at the grocery store

Posted: July 2, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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Jenny

Jenny (44)

France

Solo travel experience

The weather was miserable: cold and rainy the entire time, with some snow flurries. Everything is quite expensive, similar to Switzerland. The big food market was really cool, but I got food poisoning from the salmon. I really enjoyed the free walking tour, specifically the politically incorrect one. This trip helped me to decide that I definitely don't want to live in Copenhagen.

Posted: June 23, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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Hey sisters! My name is Marilia (she/her), I am 24 years old and I come from Greece 🌱 I am currently pursuing my masters degree in Migration Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark. I love exchanging life experiences and connecting with people through bonds of solidarity and female empowerment. I would be more than happy to help you find your way around Copenhagen ( I know it's so expensive, so some advice from a local is always helpful!). I might also be available for hosting up to one person but my room is rather small (12sqm🥲) but we could figure something out! Hopefully we will meet sometime soon! Travel safe, Marilia 🌸

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Safety in Denmark