Finland Bliss: Stay happy & live long like the Finns

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Helsinki, Finland

Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the sixth time. Perhaps it’s because the Finns place great importance on preserving the great outdoors and in Helsinki, sustainability plays a key role in the lives of Helsinkians. The capital is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2030 and was ranked the fourth most sustainable travel destination in 2023. TheGlitz finds out why Finland is said to be the happiest country in the world.

How to go to Finland

Did you know? Finnair, the flagship carrier of Finland, serves as a gateway to the nation’s joyful spirit. With the direct flights connecting Delhi to Helsinki India, travelers can now visit and explore the beautiful destination of Finland.

Happy as the Finns

Happiest country, Finland

So, what truly makes people living in Finland happy? Here are four favorite things shared by the employees at Finnair – the national airline of Finland:

Finland Bliss


The great outdoors

Finland’s breathtaking natural landscapes, including forests, lakes, and pristine wilderness areas, offer ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Access to nature is deeply ingrained in Finnish culture, promoting physical and mental well-being.

Safe & Steady environment

Finland is a destination which is extremely safe and has a steady environment to live in. Safety is one of the most important aspects for Finnish people. Another very important factor is free education that ensures equal opportunities for kids growing up regardless of their family’s economic backgrounds, along with free public healthcare.

Reindeers in Finland
Family with kids at reindeer safari in winter forest in Lapland Finland

The very ‘Finnish’ things

Finns take immense pride in their cultural heritage, cherishing traditions that have been passed down through generations. From the tranquil ritual of sauna bathing and refreshing swims in natural waters to savoring delicious cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, there are certain quintessentially ‘Finnish’ experiences that evoke joy and contentment among the Finnish people.

Northern Lights, Finland

The lovely & lively ‘Finns’

Last but not least, the people living in Finland are perceived to be very warm and welcoming. Respect, honesty, and trust are the basis of people’s values, with also a good sense of humour.

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