Top 5 Peaceful country
This isn’t the first time that Denmark has been named the happiest country in the world. Denmark offers an abundance of free public services, such as health care and education, and it prides itself on its strong sense of social life and community. You can try visiting the “Royal Copenhagen Christmas Tables” exhibition to learn more about hygiene, or a cultural identification loosely defined as feeling cozy in the company of friends and family over a meal.
The world’s happiest country in the 2015 rankings, Switzerland is known for being a prosperous nation with magnificent ski slopes and rich chocolate. Switzerland’s thriving outdoor spaces also afford a healthy lifestyle for its citizens: The country boasts the lowest obesity rates in Europe. Discover some of the wild spaces in Switzerland by canyoning, kayaking, or paragliding in Interlaken to explore the vast mountainous landscape.
Iceland surprised many people when it remained in the World Happiness Report’s top 10 after the 2008 economic recession. According to Helliwell, the recession “brought the communities closer together” and helped spur a new era of tourism. Now Iceland Air offers cheap flights to Europe, with extended layovers in the capital city of Reykjavík. Once in the country, travelers find indoor market halls and outdoor swimming pools in the capital city, as well as many easily accessible national parks. If you have time, take a drive along Ring Road to see the island’s volcanoes, beaches, and other outdoor landmarks.
If you’re visiting Norway, rated one of the best countries in the world for its gorgeous landscape, take advantage of the outdoor spaces. You can pitch your tent anywhere you’d like while hiking through Norway’s magnificent fjords. In the summer months, try climbing Mount Skala, one of the tallest mountains in the country, for an exhilarating view of local mountains and glaciers.
Steam your worries away in a traditional Finnish sauna, a revered custom throughout the nation. Despite a population of only 5.2 million people, there are some 3.3 million saunas found throughout the country. You can find them along the side of lake houses, office buildings, and even Parliament.