This is the World's Happiest Country
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This is the World's Happiest Country
10. SWEDEN
In Sweden, the coffee break is sacred. Swedes carve out time each day to slow down and enjoy fika, a short beverage break that can be done solo or with company.
9. AUSTRALIA
From the packed shores of Bondi Beach to the quiet hideaways along the Great Ocean Road, Australia has a whopping 10,685 beaches.
8. NEW ZEALAND
No part of this island nation is more than 79 miles from the sea. New Zealand is also home to unique penguin species, including the yellow-eyed penguin, the rare Fiordland Crested Penguin, and the little blue penguin—the world's smallest.
7. CANADA
Canada’s forest cover represents 30 percent of the world’s boreal forest and 10 percent of the world’s overall forest cover. Unsurprisingly, Canada's air quality is among the best in the world.
6. NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam actually has 1281 bridges, three times as many as Venice.
5. FINLAND
Finns take their soak time so seriously, there are an estimated two million saunas in the country with a population of 5.3 million.
4. SWITZERLAND
According to the International Cocoa Organization, the Swiss eat an estimated 25 pounds (11 kg) of chocolate a year.
3. ICELAND
This country is known as "The Land of Fire and Ice" because of the glaciers and volcanoes that make up the landscape. Iceland's Vatnajökull—Europe’s largest glacier—is a piece of ice the size of Puerto Rico.
2. DENMARK
The city of Copenhagen was built for bicyclists. A third of Copenhageners commute to work daily on 217 miles (350 km) of paths and lanes that stretch across the city.
1. NORWAY
Norway is a premiere destination to view the dancing lights of the aurora borealis. In ancient times, people believed the glowing lights were sent from the gods.
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