Is Aalborg Safe? Crime Rates & Safety Report

Updated On November 7, 2023
Aalborg, Denmark
Safety Index:
* Based on Research & Crime Data
User Sentiment:
* Rated 93 / 100 based on 3 user reviews.

Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth-largest city with an urban population of 139,016.

Architecturally, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions.

Today, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community.

Despite its industrial background and the factories along its waterfront, travelers come here to see historic buildings, museums, churches, and parks.

Also, the interest of visit shows The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, attracting some 100,000 people annually.

Jomfru Ane Gade (literally Virgin Anne’s Street) is one of the most famous streets in Aalborg if not in Denmark.

Popular for its cafés and restaurants during the day, it is even busier at night with its clubs, discos, and bars.

Warnings & Dangers in Aalborg

Overall Risk


Aalborg is a very safe city to visit. It's even one of the safest cities in Europe. However, using common sense should get you out of any trouble.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Public transport and taxis are safe enough in the city. Nonetheless, pickpocketing in crowded buses can have a place. Keep cautioned.

Pickpockets Risk


In the city, there are practically no occasions with pickpockets. However, the usual caution measures are still should be done.

Natural Disasters Risk


There is almost no natural disaster hazard in Aalborg. The little chance of earthquakes or coastal cliff collapses may occur.

Mugging Risk


Muggings are not occurring in Aalborg. However, it is best to avoid strangers offering your help and be wary of people trying to distract you since it might be a trick to steal something from you.

Terrorism Risk


In Aalborg, cases of terror are practically not known. However, as elsewhere, you should be alert and study the news.

Scams Risk


The risk of scamming not so high in Aalborg. No one tried to cheat tourists on their way.

Women Travelers Risk


Women traveling alone in Aalborg can feel absolutely relaxed and safe at any time of the day or night.

So... How Safe Is Aalborg Really?

Aalborg is known as Europe’s happiest city. It called so by its own citizens and the study of the European Commission.

People in Aalborg are more satisfied with their lives than in any other city in Europe.

It’s worth saying that the crime rate is negligible here.

The citizens of Aalborg are also among those who feel the safest in Europe, with 96 percent saying they feel safe in the city.

In Aalborg, 91 percent of respondents also said that most people in the city could be trusted.

Travelers can feel safe when walking during the day. And, normally it’s nothing to be afraid of nighttime.

Aalborg is a great place for a trip. Tourists here should not be afraid of assault or robbery.

Even things left in the car should be safe, but it is always better not to leave valuable items in the car.

Aalborg also is a tolerant place, where no one meets the skin’s color, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation harassment.

Anyway, keep your belongings locked while traveling and especially when on the road that leads to the airport.

Passport and valuables should be in a protected place.

Always keep an eye on your valuables as pickpockets and street thieves are active in touristic areas.

How Does Aalborg Compare?

CitySafety Index
Sydney (Australia)80
Santiago de Chile (Chile)71
Vienna (Austria)88
Hong Kong (China)70
Manama (Bahrain)54
Tianjin (China)67

Useful Information



You need to have a valid passport to travel to Denmark. For stays that are 90 days or shorter, visas are not required. For longer stays, you will need to obtain a visa from the Denmark Embassy, unless you have Schengen.



Danish krone is the official currency in Denmark. Both the ISO code "DKK" and currency sign "kr." are in common use.



The best times to visit Aalborg for ideal weather are from June to September. Average temperatures in Aalborg vary greatly. Temperatures feel cold for about half of the year, a chance of rain or snow is high throughout most of the year.



Aalborg has a dual-use airport - Aalborg Airport. Airport located in Nørresundby, Aalborg Municipality, Denmark, which is located just in 6.5 km of Aalborg.

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3 Reviews on Aalborg

  1. L
    Linda Brice says:

    The Perfect City

    Aalborg is like a super rare diamond. There are so many other cities out there but when it comes to safety, overall happiness and security… Nothing tops Aalborg. I have been twice and I will tell you first hand, you will never feel unsafe. Not even at night. As a woman, I have to be cautious where I travel when I am alone and abroad. This is hands down my most favorite city in all of Europe to visit.

  2. T
    Tiffany says:

    Peace of mind

    I would love to go back to Aalborg and if they’re willing to get any new residents, I would happily oblige! I mean seriously, you can definitely go about your day there not thinking too much about your safety unlike other cities around the world. The city is well maintained and it just gives me peace of mind when I’m there. I would definitely recommend this place to all my friends (which I actually already talked about so much to some of my closest ones! haha)

  3. Had fun in Aalborg

    When you’re here make sure to visit the Museum of Modern Art from Aalborg, the prk of music, Utzon Center, the Garnisonsmuseum I think it was called, the monastery of the Holy Ghost. Aalborg has other beauties as well but these ones were my faves.

Aalborg Rated 4.67 / 5 based on 3 user reviews.

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