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Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia

Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia

You don’t need a travel companion to embark on an unforgettable journey in Scandinavia. You just need the willpower! Although solo travel might sound like a scary concept, it does not necessarily have to be. Depending on where you choose to solo travel, you can be as safe as a baby in a cradle.

That is if you choose the fitting cradle. Luckily, a few countries in Scandinavia are super safe to travel to; you need to know how. Well, in this article, we explore the safest solo traveller-friendly destinations in Scandinavia. Not only that, but it’s also a deep dive into the hows, the wheres, and the whens of enjoying these solo traveller-friendly destinations in Scandinavia.

So, without further delay, let’s look at the most popular destinations for a solo traveller trip in Scandinavia and prepare you for the adventure of a lifetime!

Best Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia

Copenhagen, Denmark

Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia

Upon arrival in Copenhagen, one of the first things you should do is get a city pass ticket. This practical pass provides unlimited access to public transportation and discounts on various attractions, making your solo exploration of the city a breeze. This ticket allows you to explore the zones you have chosen for three days. It’s an excellent first investment into your trip!

Note: Be sure to always keep this ticket on you when travelling. Although you might not need to tap in and out, the inspectors will ask to see your ticket. It’s a train, after all.

Going on a walking tour is a great way to get to know Copenhagen. These tours are bound to get you excited about your solo travels in Scandinavia. These tours might even take you to the oldest street in Copenhagen, the name of which translates to ‘toilet street’.

During these walking tours, you may also learn a little fun fact: one of Denmark’s kings, Harald ”Blatand’ Gormsson, was such a good communicator that Bluetooth decided to use his initials as a logo for the company. Actually, his middle name, Blatand, translates to Bluetooth. So, they used his middle name as the company’s official name and his initials as their logo and symbol, a runic symbol of a H and a B. This king must’ve been one great communicator. Damn!

Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia
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In Copenhagen, you are only allowed to walk when the green man at the traffic light says you can. If you don’t do this, you are considered a jaywalker. Otherwise, if you aspire to be a jaywalker, be ready to pay an 80-pound fine.

Be sure to have CityMapper on your phone, as there are many more details about the city there than on Google Maps. For example, details like when ferries are closed, which roads to avoid due to construction, or whatever else. If you’re ever in the mood for something sweet, cosy and delicious (because, let’s face it, it’s Copenhagen; it’s cold!), then visit Juno the Bakery. Their pastry chef used to be the pastry chef at Noma, a restaurant that Michelin has ranked as one of the world’s best restaurants in 2021.

Know that food in Copenhagen is expensive. However, if you’re on a budget, head to the Meatpacking District for more affordable meals. My advice to you, solo traveller, is to book your hotel, buy your city pass ticket as soon as you get to Copenhagen, and go on as many walking, cycling, and museum tours as possible!

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Stockholm, Sweden

Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia
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When you land at Arlanda airport in Sweden, you can take the airport coach bus to Stockholm city centre for under 20 pounds. This is a round trip, by the way. From there, you can take the tram wherever you need to go. Now, for all the spots you need to visit!

There is this great website you can use when solo travelling to Stockholm. It’s called FikaTrail, and I link it for you right here. You can discover Stockholm through cafés, eateries and designated trails that take you to the best places in the city. If I were you, I’d take the Östermalm Trail, which takes you to the places all the locals go. We all know those are the best places to go to.

It’s clear why Stockholm is one of the best solo traveller-friendly destinations in Scandinavia. It’s safe, beautiful, and has a lot of history, perfect for a solo trip. I suggest going in Autumn when nature’s colours are at their most vibrant in September.

I suggest going on many walking tours. One of them takes you through the narrowest street in Stockholm (I believe it’s the most narrow street in the world, but okay). When walking through this street, keep your arms outstretched and graze the walls with your fingers—it’s good luck!

Also note that if you want a fun-filled day in Stockholm with lots to do and see, get out and about as early as possible because everything closes early. Be sure to visit the Abba Museum when you’re in Stockholm. It’s a fun, interactive museum that displays some of the best Abba moments ever. If you’re a fan of Abba (honestly, who isn’t?), this museum is a must-visit!

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Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia
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Also, visit Kungsträdgården, which translates to the King’s Garden and is basically a station under the Royal Palace (also a must-see spot). The King’s Garden resembles a mix between Alice in Wonderland and the Roman Empire’s ruins. It’s extraordinary, but it’s a must.

Did I mention that Stockholm has an underground station that also serves as the longest art gallery in the world? The Green Line is where you can find the most impressive urban art. You’ll see many florescent squiggly lines that coat the station’s roof. The artist based that on the heartbeat of his child during childbirth and the child’s ECG monitor lines. How cool is that?

Before leaving Stockholm, however, be sure to visit the Gamla Stan Square, also known as Stortorget. This is one of the oldest medieval cities and best preserved in Europe. Here, you’ll find the Nobel Prize Museum too!

So, as you can see, there is a lot to do for the solo traveller in Stockholm. Just like in Copenhagen, book walking tours to get to know the city, use the FikaTrail website, and if you’re on a budget, try to stay at City Backpackers, a hostel that has consistently been rated as ‘the best hostel in Swede. This hostel even has its own sauna!

If you enjoy this article, be sure to read about the Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden!

Solo Travel-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia!

Solo Traveller-Friendly Destinations in Scandinavia
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Stockholm and Copenhagen are among Scandinavia’s safest cities and solo traveller-friendly destinations. You don’t need to worry too much about being awkward or feeling out of place because there is so much to do and see that you won’t even feel alone.

These destinations welcome you with open arms, and you’ll find companionship within their arms throughout your journey. So, all that’s left to do is book your trip, leave your pepper spray, and venture into the solo travel-friendly destinations in Scandinavia!

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Hi there! I’m Megan, an absolute lover of words, literature, books, stories, anything that has to do with writing, reading, imagining. Because of my passion, I decided to make writing my life, and with that, I decided to study BA Languages at the University of Pretoria and am happy to report that I made my dream come true by graduating and becoming a travel writer. During my final year I wrote for my campus newspaper, the PDBY, where I learned to trust my writing voice. Now, as I sit here writing my petit little bio, I feel more in love with writing than I’ve ever been. Turns out, like much of my personality, my writing can equally showcase both the calm and put-together, as well as the crazy.