NORWAY IS THE HAPPIEST COUNTRY OF 2017

So it’s official; Norway is the happiest place on earth, at least according to The World Happiness Report just released today on the International Day of Happiness! This report is based on measuring how happy people are and why, and it is great to see that all the Nordic countries are in the top 10. In fact, the Nordic countries have been dominating the top spots in this report for all of the five years it has been published.

Top 10 happiest countries 2017;

  1. Norway
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Finland
  6. Netherlands
  7. Canada
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. Sweden

“What works in the Nordic countries is a sense of community and understanding in the common good.” – Meik Wiking (chief executive officer of the Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen)

// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.

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8 Comments

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    hennaojalehto

    March 20, 2017

    Gongrats being the happiest counrty! Even though it means you beat us (I’m from Finland) and I love your blog! It’s​ so Scandinavian, I love it

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      Ingrid Opstad

      April 13, 2017

      Thank you so much, I am so glad you like my blog (and happy to meet a fellow Scandinavian!)

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    Tara

    March 21, 2017

    This makes we want to move to Norway. . .or any country in the top 10.

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      Ingrid Opstad

      April 13, 2017

      Yes they are all such lovely countries, I would be happy to live in any of them (but I live in Italy..haha)

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    Kit Stanwood

    March 21, 2017

    That’s awesome!!!! Congrats!!! Looks like I may need to move there (; haha I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, so glad that’s on the list too

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      Ingrid Opstad

      April 13, 2017

      Thank you Kit! Yes Australia is on my list of places I want to visit too, hopefully one day!

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    petitechai

    April 5, 2017

    New Zealand is eighth!! So proud of my country, though considering our huge mental health problems I believe we can do way better. Onwards and upwards!

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      Ingrid Opstad

      April 13, 2017

      Onwards and upwards for sure petitechai! :-)

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