15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the worldVika
For the second year in a row, Finland is ranked first in the world happiness ranking.
The annual survey evaluates 156 countries based on the happiness of their citizens, according to their own estimates.
According to co-editor of the report, John Helliwell, the satisfaction of Finnish citizens is most likely related to their lifestyle, not their DNA.
The Land of a Thousand Lakes is known for its work-life balance, stellar education system, beautiful nature, and more.
Unsurprisingly, people in the Scandinavian country have the highest quality of life in the world.
1. For the second year in a row Finland has been ranked first in the World Happiness Index.
2. This is the second year in a row that a country has been at the top of the rankings and it doesn't take a lot of research to understand why.
3. The Finnish education system is widely recognized as one of the best in the world.
4. And the capital of the country is a cultural and academic center.
5. Most of the architecture in Helsinki is amazing.
6. The country is filled with historical sites that date back hundreds of years.
7. Its museums and art galleries are second to none.
8. Its museums and art galleries are second to none.
9. There are many local delicacies in Finland.
10. Finns often throw extravagant crayfish parties in late summer and early fall.
11. The country adheres to a relatively progressive concept of work-life balance.
12. Nature lovers flock to Nuuksio National Park, less than an hour's drive from Helsinki.
13. Finns tend to be enthusiastic about nature and their active nature may partly explain their long life expectancy and generally healthy lifestyle.
14. And while its polar location means cold temperatures and short winter days, Finns get many benefits from their northern location.
15. Given all that the country has to offer, it is not surprising that its inhabitants are considered some of the happiest and most generous on the planet.