A safe destination is always ideal for travelers to visit. Indeed, safety is one of the top criteria when a traveler considers a place to visit. Especially for first-time visitors to a destination, this factor is more important when they haven’t experienced anything on the spot. Based on research and a third-party’s collected data, below are the top 10 safest cities in the world.

1. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is one of the safest cities in the world
The beautiful city of Reykjavik with colorful houses.

Iceland’s capital is one of the safest cities in the world for tourists. The city is also famous for its natural beauty with waterfalls, aurora borealis, glaciers… While safe in terms of security, Reykjavik presents potential dangers in winter when the roads are covered with ice and slippery surfaces of snow.

2. Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyhavn Copenhagen Denmark most colorful cities in the world
The colorful and vibrant Nyhavn canal district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Another Nordic name also appears on this list. Copenhagen has long impressed visitors with its beauty and safety. However, the only concern for tourists coming here is finances. To travel to Copenhagen, the amount of money visitors have to spend is not small.

3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

A panorama view of Montreal Canada
A panorama view of Montreal, Canada.

It is the only North American city on this list of the safest cities in the world. If you love art and fine things, Montreal will be an ideal destination. Furthermore, the peaceful life in Montreal will hold your steps from traveling to other destinations. Just make sure you visit Montreal in a sufficient amount of time, otherwise, it will be your new home city.

4. Amsterdam, Netherlands

The I Amsterdam sign in front of Breitner House
The I Amsterdam sign in front of Breitner House.

The city is famous for its history and stunning architecture. Indeed, Amsterdam is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Europe. Nothing is ideal than walking around the city or driving leisurely on the quiet streets. Nevertheless, you should pay attention when participating in traffic because there are many accidents between cyclists and pedestrians.

5. Seoul, South Korea

cheonggyecheon stream in seoul
The Cheonggyecheon stream restoration project made Seoul more attractive.

This city still regularly appears in the list of the world’s top safe destinations. The capital of Korea converges many attractive elements such as historical sites, fashion shopping places, high-end cosmetics… Seoul is a modern city with a fast pace of life. It’s particularly suitable for young or nocturnal tourists.

Read more: Top 10 Places to Visit in Seoul, Korea

6. Singapore

View of Singapore City from Marina Bay Sands Sky Park
View of Singapore from Marina Bay Sands.

In Asia, the city of Singapore is especially known for its cleanliness and safety. Despite being an urban area with a large population, Singapore still has many green areas. Changi Airport here is also always at the top of the best airport in the world. Visitors to Singapore city or other parts of Singapore should pay attention to the regulations on littering, chewing gum… If you violate, you will be severely fined.

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7. Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo Japan
The well-known Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

It will be missing without Tokyo on this list of the safest cities in the world. This is a bustling city with a low crime rate so safety is very high. Tokyo blends modern and traditional. The city is also known for its excellent cuisine and unique fashion styles.

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8. Berlin, Germany

Berlin city and Berliner Fernsehturm, or Berlin Television Tower
A part of Berlin and Berliner Fernsehturm, or Berlin Television Tower.

Berlin is a city that conjures up images of war and peace, of division and unity, dark history, and a bright future. Today, Berlin is an important political, cultural, and scientific center of Europe. The megacity is also a transport hub and one of the continent’s most popular tourist attractions. Many universities, research institutes, theaters, and museums in Berlin have an international reputation.

9. London, UK

London city by the River Thames and the Tower Bridge
A view of London city by the River Thames and the Tower Bridge.

England’s capital city has its name on the list of safest cities in the world. When it comes to works, historical sites, museums, art galleries, green parks, shopping areas, amusement parks, and a bustling underground city, London is like a miniature world. Furthermore, the city of London has constructed a system of modern facilities, including many large shopping centers. London is also a global economic and financial center, and the pound sterling is the world’s most valuable currency.

10. Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House's located in the Sydney Harbor
The Sydney Opera House located in the Sydney Harbor.

Sydney is a city that has never stopped inviting tourists. This is a place where there are magnificent and massive architectural works everywhere, the world of museums, green parks, modern amusement parks, and even the sea. Sydney is truly a safe and good travel destination with so many things to do for visitors.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. There are certainly some great travel destinations on this list. From things I have heard, these are all safe places, indeed! And it isn’t surprising that no city in the United States made the Top 10.

  2. These travel destinations sound awesome. A lot of them are on my bucket list so its good to read that they are on your safe list.

  3. The only time I have ever been out of the country was to fly to Mexico for my aunts wedding. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to travel and discover other places. Safety is always a main concern though and it’s reassuring these places are big on that. I luv it!

  4. I love that Iceland is number one. I’ve wanted to visit ever since I was a teen. I’m looking forward to making that my next vacation destination.

  5. I wasn’t expecting London to be on the list. Aberdeen in Scotland is the safest, in my opinion. Although, London has more attractions than Aberdeen.

  6. Montreal sounds lovely! I’d love to be in an art city!
    Actually, I like all the places you have in your list. I’d love to see all these places. But what do you qualify as safe? You mean, less to no criminals lurking around?

    • It’s based on a third-party’s survey of a group of different travelers on different criteria. Then added some research for the final result.

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