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lady traveling alone

Hello,

I would like to know it is safe for a lady to travel alone in stockholm. Is this city a women friendly sity?

Stockholm, Sweden
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1. Re: lady traveling alone

Stockholm is probably one of the safest capital cities in the world for a woman travelling alone.

You would have to be extremely unlucky to be harrassed or otherwise. Even flirting or making eye contact with a woman is not considered particularly good form in Sweden (except when everyone is drunk) (indeed, some Swedish girls have commented that they actually like going to other countries because of the direct flirtatious attention they receive). So if anything, you may find yourself feeling pretty anonymous.

If you take a meal or coffee alone, you are also almost certain not to receive any approaches, unwelcome or otherwise.

Obviously one must take the sensible precautions universal to any major European city. Public transport is reliable and usually very safe. Underground trains and stations often even have security guards on weekend nights. Watch out for illegal taxi cabs though - stick with the known operators, such as Taxi Stockholm. Again, the reason for that is more to avoid a big financial ripping off rather than physical danger, though naturally talking an illegal taxi should be a big no-no for any savvy person.

stockholm
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2. Re: lady traveling alone

well I second Stockmos on the sensible part. It is a safe city and the women here are incredibly independent so single women travelers aren't special in that sense. You'll be ok :)

amsterdam
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3. Re: lady traveling alone

thank you for this info