Is Stockholm Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Stockholm is well-known for its high level of safety, especially for solo female travelers. The city is populated with polite and respectful citizens. Although no place can claim to be completely risk-free, it is statistically unlikely that you will encounter any serious problem in Stockholm. Swedish law enforcement behaves professionally and the crime rates are relatively low. It's advisable to exert the typical precautions, such as not walking alone at night in isolated areas. The public transportation system is efficient and safe to use even late at night.

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How safe is Stockholm?

Safety at nightSafe

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has a generally low crime rate and is considered safe for women traveling alone at night. The city is well-lit and is often bustling with people, even in the late hours, which adds a level of security. Public transportation runs smoothly and in a timely manner, making it reliable to use at night. However, like any other big city, it is always wise to stay alert and avoid less crowded and poorly lit areas, especially late at night.

Public transportationSafe

Public transportation in Stockholm is considered highly reliable and secure. Commuters can confidently use buses, subways, trams, and ferries around the city. The stations are well-lit and well-monitored. Additionally, the system is quite efficient. Though the country is safe, it is still advised as with any other places, to be mindful of belongings and cautious during late night travels.

Street harassmentLow

In Stockholm, there are instances of street harassment but overall it is generally lower than in many other global cities. The city is known for its egalitarian and respectful society. Nevertheless, it is still advisable to exercise basic caution, particularly during late-night hours.

Petty crimesVery low

Like most parts in Sweden, Stockholm is considered very safe even for solo female travelers. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and bag snatching can happen occasionally, usually in crowded places like buses and trains, as well as busy tourist spots. However, with basic caution, such incidents can be easily avoided. Overall, the risk is relatively low.

Tap waterVery safe

Tap water in Stockholm is known to be of high quality, safe, and fresh enough to drink directly from the tap. The local municipalities ensure that the water undergoes purification processes to maintain hygiene standards. It is also environmentally friendly as it reduces the usage of plastic water bottles.

Is Sweden safe right now?

Travelers planning to visit Sweden are advised to exercise a high degree of caution due to the potential and emerging threat of terrorism, as recommended by The United States, Canadian and Australian governments. Stay vigilant, remain aware of your surroundings, and heed any updates or advice given by local authorities. Informed and sensible precautions can ensure a safer trip.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States government advises exercising increased caution in Sweden due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 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 Sweden due to the potential threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: January 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 Sweden due to the emerging threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: August 18, 2023

Is Stockholm safe to visit?

4.8 /5

Based on 22 experiences

Solo travel experience

Stockholm was my first solo trip abroad and I believe it's a great place for a first solo journey. I was there for 3 nights, I felt very safe, and everything went smoothly. I walked quite a lot of kilometers, as there was always something that caught my attention and I couldn't get enough of it.

Posted: August 23, 2023
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Anna

Anna (18)

Germany

Solo travel experience

I felt completely safe and everybody was helpful and friendly. I can clearly recommend the city, also for solo travelling. As student you can get many discounts in museums, which is perfect if you want to educate your self a bit on your trip. You must know everything is quite expensive in this city.

Posted: July 10, 2023Experienced: June, 2023
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Martina

Martina (26)

Poland

Solo travel experience

I recommend this city to all vintage lovers, to those who seek safe and clean places. The urban planning is great, looks ideal on every photo, restaurant are vegan friendly, the fika is a must-do experience!

Posted: May 30, 2023Experienced: March, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I discovered that Stockholm is modern and progressive, while still respecting its history. The architecture is stunning, and the city itself is huge. Despite its size, I feel safe walking alone at night, thanks to well-lit streets and the presence of people of all ages. If Stockholm is on your travel list, I highly recommend a visit.

Posted: May 1, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I went there alone last year for 3 nights and it was wonderful. I felt very safe, and the place itself was beautiful. One day, I took a free guided walk, another day I visited the Vasa Museum, and then I just explored Gamla stan and the area around my hostel. I would like to go back.

Posted: April 15, 2023
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Group travel experience

We went there for a weekend getaway. We felt really safe. We took part in a two-hour canal cruise with a guide, who spoke about the bridges, which was really cool. We rode Lime electric scooters on several islands and it turned out to be the fastest and easiest way to see as much as possible. Stockholm is really beautiful, especially because of all these colorful buildings. Really pleasant, fresh Scandinavian air. During the day the weather was warm, although temperatures dropped in the evening. On Saturday evening we also visited an ice bar, which was also something different and original. Some things are expensive, but we managed to find places where we could eat at a reasonable price both nights.

Posted: April 15, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Stockholm was my first solo trip, I felt very safe and fantastic there. I stayed at the hostel "STF af Chapman & Skeppsholmen", I chose it because I wanted some company, as it was my first solo trip. The hostel is very close to the city center, I reached 90% of the main attractions on foot, and then I used public transport, which was also very safe. Skansen was really nice, I also loved the Royal Palace and took a tour of the archipelago. It took me 3.5 hours and it was really beautiful, I did it at sunset. Food can be expensive, but there are plenty of tasty pastries for little money and it's definitely worth treating yourself to a meal at least a few times to try local food, I loved it! Berries have my heart.

Posted: December 16, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To Do: - Vasa Museum - Gamla Stan - Nordic Museum - Public Library in Stockholm - Drottningholm Palace Safety: I felt very safe walking alone. Recommendations: Stockholm is such a beautiful city with excellent food, but it's expensive.

Posted: September 13, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To Do: - Colorful houses in Gamla Stan and Östermalm - ABBA Museum - Metro Stations - Fotografiska Museum - Vasa Museum - Royal Palace Safety: I felt completely safe as a woman traveling alone. Recommendations: Stockholm is nice, but I was there in winter and got bored after a few days.

Posted: September 7, 2022
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Solo travel experience

To Do: - Vasa Museum - Skansen - The Royal Palace - Drottningholm Palace - Fotografiska - Gröna Lund - ABBA Museum - Stockholm City Hall Safety: Stockholm is incredibly safe. Recommendations: Stockholm is very fun, but quite expensive! Definitely worth a visit in the warmer months. Lots of bars/clubs, and everyone speaks English.

Posted: August 30, 2022
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Is Stockholm safe to live?

Wilma

Wilma

I would say Stockholm is a safe place to travel to alone as a girl, but take caution as per usual when deciding your walking path late at night. Don’t be afraid of using the subway, it’s perfect for transportation even at night. If you take a taxi however, make sure to use a more serious taxi company than Uber, use Taxi Stockholm instead, they have much better control of their drivers.

Posted: February 27, 2024
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Klara

Klara

In the central parts i would say very safe, some parks or areas outside of the city I would not walk around alone at night. But generally I feel safe both walking home and taking public transport home from the club for example.

Posted: February 22, 2024
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Hanna

Hanna

Stockholm is very safe, as long as you're street smart and do some research on what areas to might stay out of after dark - as with any other place in the world. But in general, it's nothing to worry about.

Posted: February 21, 2024
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I have lived here for more than ten years and feel safe in both urban and green spaces, of which there are many. I often walk and or run at night as well as early mornings when it is still dark and I experience a general feeling of safety in my daily life.

Posted: February 19, 2024
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Is Stockholm worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 22 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

2.6/5
Marina

Marina

Brazil

Solo travel experience

Stockholm is such a fantastic city. If you love museums, nature, culture, that’s your place. I’ve been there during the winter so it was a hard weather for a Brazilian but I’ve got by!

Posted: January 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was in Stockholm a month ago for 4 days. I didn't find it expensive, as I was told, but I was also there off-season. I stayed in the city center and went everywhere on foot. I used the Viator app to book a bundle of museum offers and a walking tour of the old town. I spent a little less than 600 dollars on the hotel, food, walking tour, five museums, boat trip, and a shuttle bus to and from the airport. English was prevalent everywhere and everyone spoke it.

Posted: November 7, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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