7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

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If travelling makes you happy, a visit to these happiest countries in the world will fill your heart with joy. Marking its 10th anniversary this year, the World Happiness Report ranked 146 countries. 

Here are the top 7 nations whose residents have been found to be the happiest. Plan a trip to these countries soon to check them off your bucket list. 

1. Finland

7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

Finland has been crowned the happiest country in the world this year for the fifth time in a row. It is known for the spectacular view of the Northern Lights and has one of the best education systems in the world. Finland is ice-cold in winters, and has stunning lakes, forests and beaches that one can enjoy in summers. Currently, it is open for fully-vaccinated and recovered travellers. 

2. Denmark

Denmark used to dominate the Happiness Report, but it now enjoys the second place. A stable government, social welfare, free education and healthcare all contribute to this country’s happiness. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to Denmark for its traditions, exquisite and Instagram-worthy architecture, and Michelin-starred restaurants. 

3. Iceland

7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

The Land of Ice and Fire, Iceland secured the third position this year. The country is known for its stunning landscapes, volcanoes and glaciers. It is also home to natural wonders like the Blue Lagoon and Dettifoss Waterfall. And the best part is that Iceland has removed all the COVID-19 restrictions for travellers. They only need to carry a valid visa to enter the country. 

4. Switzerland
7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

Every traveller’s dream destination, Switzerland has bagged the fourth position this year, thanks to its high GDP and low corruption rates. The beauty of this landlocked country leaves the visitors spellbound. On a trip to Switzerland, you can splurge on designer watches and delicious chocolates. Fully-vaccinated and recovered Indians are allowed to enter the country. 

5. Netherlands
7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

The Netherlands managed to secure a promising place in this year’s report. Amsterdam, the capital city, is on every traveller’s bucket list on their trip to Europe. The Netherlands is known for its windmills, cheese markets, tulips, bicycles and the beautiful countryside. Currently, only fully-vaccinated Indians are allowed to enter the Netherlands or if their visit falls under any of these exemption categories.

6. Luxembourg
7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. It is a newcomer in this year’s top 10 list. Bordering France, Germany and Belgium, it is a confluence of various cultures. The high GDP, excellent wages and tax breaks make it one of the happiest and richest countries in the world. It is known for its fine wines and tranquil scenery, and as a haven for nature lovers.

7. Sweden
7 Happiest Countries You Must Travel To

A Scandinavian nation, Sweden is home to gorgeous green spaces, talented artists and a stunning ICEHOTEL. It might have moved down a spot this year but managed to stay in the top 10. The country is famous for art, design (think IKEA) and pop music. Nordics are big coffee drinkers, so on a trip here, you must treat yourself to a hot cuppa and a cinnamon roll.

For detailed travel rules for these countries and more, you can refer to our COVID Guidelines tracker here

We wish you a safe journey. Happy travelling!