Solo Female Travel in Stockholm

Stockholm, the charming capital city of Sweden, is nestled along the vast archipelago where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. Globally recognized for its alluring contrast of ancient and modern, it fuses its medieval structures, like the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan (the historic old town), with contemporary marvels such as its excelling tech startups, earning it the moniker 'Silicon Valleys of Europe'. Internationally synonymous with the iconic Nobel Prize, Stockholm also houses the prestigious Nobel Museum. It's renowned for both its rich maritime history, evidenced by the stellar Vasa Museum, and egalitarian philosophy, mirrored in its low-key designs and fashion. Offering the flairs of jazz in Fasching, an astounding gastronomy scene powered by local produce, and tranquil green spaces like Djurgården, Stockholm truly provides an enriching and diversified experience for all.

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Safety:Very safe

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.

Transport:Easy

Stockholm has an efficient public transportation system with subways, buses, trams and ferries all interconnected which makes it easy to travel within the city. Maps and signs are also generally available in English which aids navigation. While peak times can get crowded, the services are regular and reliable. However, the city is built on islands which can sometimes make direct routes slightly complicated, hence not a perfect score.

Things to do:Interesting

Stockholm has a lot to offer: astounding architecture, historic sites like the Royal Palace and Djurgarden Island, a thriving coffee culture and plenty of stylish restaurants and shops. For art lovers, there's the Moderna Museet and plenty of galleries showcasing local artists, while nature lovers can enjoy the city's many parklands, forests and archipelago views. What holds it back slightly from a perfect score are high living costs and the fact that English isn't always widely spoken outside the tourist sectors.

Food:Excellent

The food in Stockholm offers an impressive variety and a captivating fusion of traditional and innovative cuisines. The city beautifully presents classic Swedish dishes alongside globally influenced food, catering to all taste buds. From hearty meatballs, fresh seafood, to their renowned pastries, the culinary scene is diverse and high quality. Enrich your dining experience with the sustainable mentality and locally-sourced ingredients that many chefs implement. Whether you are a food enthusiast or a picky eater, Stockholm will take you on an unparalleled gastronomic journey.

Budget:Expensive

Stockholm is a beautiful city, but it is not the most budget-friendly option. Food, transportation, and accommodations can be quite pricey compared to other European cities. However, by planning ahead and possibly leveraging options like self-catering apartments, street food, and city transit passes, costs can be managed to some extent. Just be prepared that it may not be as cheap as expected.

Is Stockholm worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 23 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

2.8/5

Solo travel experience

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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Marina

Marina

Brazil

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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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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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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Anna

Anna (18)

Germany

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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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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I was there alone for a few days during the summer. I took a free guided tour, which was very good. The museums were simply amazing - Vasa, the Royal Armoury, Abba, Fotografiska, the Nobel Prize, National Museum. As for food, I recommend the meatballs. I also spent a day at the Yasuragi Spa, which was amazing.

Posted: May 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I went there on a solitary trip and I had a great time. There is a lot to see, everyone speaks English, people were very nice and polite, the metro and bus system is easy to use. I had a lot of cash with me, but they mainly use credit cards for most things. I was alone until midnight and I never felt scared or threatened.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

How to save money in Stockholm, Sweden ☕️ 1. Always catch the train/bus when going places unless you’re many people, in which case sharing an Uber or taxi is almost the same cost. The transport system in Stockholm is easily navigated with the “SL” app. That being said, Stockholm is a great city to put on some comfortable shoes in and simply reaching your destination by foot. 2. When buying anything food or drink wise, go to grocery stores such as Willy’s, ICA and Coop instead of 7/11 or Pressbyrån (!!). The same drink can be half the price in grocery stores. 3. Sometimes buying takeaway food is cheaper than eating at the restaurant, especially at lunch time - Tokyo Diner (my absolute favourite sushi restaurant located in Hötorgshallen in central Stockholm) is a good example of this. Just order the food and make it a picnic in the beautiful park of Humlegården!

Posted: March 21, 2024
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I live in Stockholm and these are my recommendations. If you want to see beautiful views, Skinnarviksberget (Zinkensdam metro station) is really amazing. Stockholm is very pedestrian-friendly. You can start in Vasastan and walk all the way to Södermalm through Gamla Stan, you'll see a lot. When it comes to food, there are many restaurants. Nice, cheap bars are Ölstugan and International Bar. Lastly, go for fika as often as you can. Find a charming cafe or a place called konditori in Swedish, and you'll find there delicious pastries and coffee. Some of my favorite traditional places in Stockholm are Vete Katten and Café Retorno. Södermalm also has many cool, more modern cafes with iced coffee and other things.

Posted: July 27, 2023
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Södermalm is a cool and "trendy" part of Stockholm. Great bars and cool places to eat, wonderful vintage clothing stores and charming little shops, it's also nice to just walk around here! "Östermalm" is a more refined part of the city, with beautiful buildings, nice shops and charming restaurants. A bit more expensive though. Old Town is small, but definitely worth visiting. Skansen is cool if you want to see animals like moose, bears, and other cool Swedish creatures. We have a lot of museums. My favorite is the photography museum. If you want to admire a beautiful view of Stockholm, don't miss Skinnarviksberget, or the viewpoint on Långholmen. A wonderful spot for sunset and very popular among the locals. Djurgården is beautiful for a walk, as is Långholmen. Stockholm is very beautiful for walking and exploring parks etc. The subway and bus system here is so good that you can get everywhere with it, and renting scooters, which are simply parked on the streets, is a good way to get around for a small fee if you're tired of long distances.

Posted: December 16, 2022
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Go to Skansen (there's a beautiful walk there from the subway/train/center of Stockholm), don't take the bus or tram. You need to go there when it's not raining, the view is incredible when the sun sets from Centralbron and Södermälarstrand (a hill/cliff in Södermalm). You should eat at Pinchos, they have a really cool concept and great food (they have several locations in Stockholm). Gamla Stan (old town), I wouldn't recommend buying anything there, as it's a tourist trap and everything is overpriced. Don't look too tourist-like, because there are (supposedly) lots of thieves there, though I have never encountered any in my 19 years in Stockholm. You should buy cinnamon rolls (kanelbullar), preferably baked in an oven, my favourite place is Fabrique at Sergelgången (near Sergels Torg 'T-centralen' under the Gallerian shopping center). If you like museums and art, I would recommend Fotografiska in Södermalm, near Slussen. They are open late, so I would go there after dark when there's nothing else to do. Don't go to the Vasamuseet or Gröna Lund.

Posted: November 20, 2022
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