15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

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.

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15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

1. For the second year in a row Finland has been ranked first in the World Happiness Index.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

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.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

3. The Finnish education system is widely recognized as one of the best in the world.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

4. And the capital of the country is a cultural and academic center.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

5. Most of the architecture in Helsinki is amazing.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

6. The country is filled with historical sites that date back hundreds of years.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

7. Its museums and art galleries are second to none.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

8. Its museums and art galleries are second to none.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

9. There are many local delicacies in Finland.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

10. Finns often throw extravagant crayfish parties in late summer and early fall.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

11. The country adheres to a relatively progressive concept of work-life balance.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

12. Nature lovers flock to Nuuksio National Park, less than an hour's drive from Helsinki.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

13. Finns tend to be enthusiastic about nature and their active nature may partly explain their long life expectancy and generally healthy lifestyle.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

14. And while its polar location means cold temperatures and short winter days, Finns get many benefits from their northern location.

15 photos that show what makes Finland the happiest country in the world

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.

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