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 night:

Safety at night:Safe

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 transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

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 harassment:

Street harassment:Low

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 crimes:

Petty crimes:Very 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 water:

Tap water:Very 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 Stockholm safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 26 experiences

Solo travel experience

I felt mostly safe in the city, everyone was respectfull and peacefull. Even alone at night, the streets were quite empty but mostly well lighted and didn't had any problems as a solo traveler. I went tobars alome as well again, a simple no was enough to keep the umwanted attention away. It's an expensive city so I mainly ait from the supermarket. Bu the bar Stampen in Gamla Stan was quite nice (expensive though). Bartenders always kept my stuff and drink safe when I went to bathroom etc. I stayed in a hostel room of 12 people and almost all of them were men so next time I would choose a smaller room and maybe an all female but still I haven't had any issues.

Posted: May 5, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
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I felt very safe as a solo female traveller in Stockholm. Highly recommend the Abba museum and fotografiska. The vasa museum was also excellent. Also the Bageri on the river was amazing but basically anywhere you can get cardamom buns is a win. In general I loved Stockholm and literally left wanting to move there!

Posted: March 30, 2024
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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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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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Is Stockholm safe for women?

Safety rating

4.4 /5

Based on 21 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 21 experiences

Maggie

Maggie

I feel safer in Stockholm than in my hometown and the vast majority of other places in the States. I’ve used public transportation and walked home very intoxicated several times and always have felt safe. The people in Stockholm, specifically the men, are notoriously quiet and do not disturb women at all. Stockholm is extremely safe!

Posted: June 10, 2024
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Stockholm is the G in terms of safety for women. I’ve been in all neighborhoods imaginable and thinkable. I’ve walked and biked and ran at all hours of the day. Nothing has ever happened and people know how to keep their distance. In winter it’s well-lit and in summer the sun never sets anyways. If someone’s making a fuss on the tube, there’s always numbers and chats to reach out to.

Posted: June 10, 2024
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Is Stockholm safe right now?

Before your visit to Stockholm, it's essential to check travel advisories for Sweden, 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 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 threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

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

Is Stockholm worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 26 experiences

Denitsa

Denitsa

Netherlands

Group travel experience

I went in Stockholm with a group of friends and overall it was a good experience because of the company but the city itself wasn’t very impressive. We went to the Ice bar which was interesting experience and also the Abba museum was really nice and entertaining. Eat at Ikea if you want to save money because restaurants in Stockholm are crazy expensive and the portions are small ( we went to 1 restaurant but that was enough hahah). Vasamuseet wasn’t worth the money in my opinion but it might be because I don’t really like museums but basically the huge ship is in the middle of the museum and that’s impressive but not really worth 20€.

Posted: June 15, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Rojda

Rojda (22)

Hungary

Solo travel experience

I travelled Stockholm, which was my first solo trip. i admired sightseeing. It was quite expensive but you can try public transport instead of airport express and IKEA instead of "Meatballs for the People" if you are broken student like me :) and you should join free city tours, which works with donation and happens mostly everyday.

Posted: May 4, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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