Finland named happiest country in the world for the 7th year in a row

For the seventh year in a row, Finland has been listed in the top spot of the World Happiness Report. What is Finnish happiness made out of?

Some of our interviewees (see all stories) may have their own answers:

💬 “People are straightforward and have a very good sense of humour. The organisation is quite flat, and everyone calls the CEO by his first name, which was a surprise to me.”
Kotaro Nishida

💬 “From primary school onwards, Korea has strict hierarchies, a pressure to perform, and a competitive atmosphere. Here the environment is more relaxed, and people interact on an equal footing, regardless of their status.”
Suik Jung

💬 “It can be difficult to break the ice at first, but you can make a real friend out of a Finn if you take the time to get to know them.”
Shqipe Buzuku

💬 “Moving to Finland has been life-changing, and it changes the way I view my future. I would like to grow as a person, and learn more about myself, the city, and the country that I now live in. If there is one thing I know, it is that I want to have my own life here as well. For the long term.”
Angelo Villasanta

Read the story on Good News from Finland and see Business Finland’s video for a business perspective and greetings from the president!

Photo: Terri Vahtera, Visit Turku