All you need to know about the happiest places in the word

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There are several countries in the world that have been able to successfully place themselves in the list of 'Happiest Countries in the World'. Do you also want a slice of this happiness on your next trip? According to the latest report released by the World Happiness Index, following countries are where countrymen enjoy their life to the fullest and you can too!

The happiest place

Do you require any reason to travel to the world’s happiest place? Norway is also called 'Heaven on Earth'. With snow-covered mountains, waterfalls, sea, lakes and rivers, Norway can prove to be a real treat to one's eyes and not to forget, it is also the land of Midnight Sun.

Source: Norway Gude

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Top things to see and do: Get a ferry ride at Geirangerfjord the UNESCO World Heritage Site; explore Mount Floyen; the midnight Sun of course; take a road trip on the Atlantic Ocean Road; or go skiing in the Lyngen Alps.

Flight Cost: Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Oslo starts from ₹52,709 for the month of June.

Daily budget: The average daily cost per person, per day in Norway is ₹7,955. This is inclusive of intra-city transfers, entertainment and food.

Best time to go: The best time to visit Norway is from June to August. Long days of summer and the midnight sun are ideal for any kind of outdoor activity.

Where to stay: For budget travellers, Anker Hostel is very close to Oslo Central Station and will cost you around ₹5,093 per night. For luxurious travellers, Saga Hotel in Oslo is an option that will approximately cost ₹10,033 per night.

A small, flat and really well organised country

While the capital city of Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis, the countryside of this successful economy should also not be missed. The country has a natural grandeur and a lot to offer to all the visitors from across the world.

Source: VisitDenmark

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Top things to see and do: Explore the beautiful island of Bornholm; visit the Tivoli Gardens; hike to Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse; go bridge-walking.

Flight Cost- Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Copenhagen start from ₹41,180 for the month of June.

Daily budget: One can expect an average daily cost per person, per day in Denmark to be approximately ₹11,219 including transfers, food and entertainment.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Denmark is early summer during the month of June. The month offers pleasant temperatures and allows you to go for plenty of outdoor activities.

Where to stay: Budget travellers can opt for renting private rooms which will cost them around ₹4,842 per night and luxurious travellers can opt for hotels such as Clarion Hotel near Copenhagen Airport which will cost around ₹14,880 per night.

Also the most peaceful place in the world

With hundreds of volcanoes and home to world’s largest glacier, Iceland, truly is the land of fire and ice. The country is relaxed and welcoming, yet the capital reflects a fierce creativity and a cultural life that you would want to experience at once.

Source: Yahoo Travel

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Top things to see and do: Visit the Pingvellir National Park Park; take a dip in a geothermal lagoon; camp next to Dynjani Waterfalls; the lava fields of Leirhnjukur; visit the famous black sand beach in Dyrhólaey.

Flight Cost:Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Reykjavik starts from ₹80,160 for the month of July.

Daily budget- The average daily cost per person, per day in Iceland is ₹18,318

Best time to visit: Summer is the best season to visit Iceland for the warm temperatures. Although for hikers, the best time to visit are, the month of July and August.

Where to stay: Budgeted travellers can opt for renting private rooms which will cost them around ₹5,454 per night and luxurious travellers can opt for hotels such as Reykjavik Residence Apartment Hotel in Reykjavík which will cost around ₹40,365 per night.

The land of Alps, chocolates and watches

From lush valleys to snow-covered peaks, Switzerland has some breathtaking landscapes and is on the bucket list of almost every traveller around the planet. Spend some time in a land where tradition meets modern and get to know the Swiss culture up and close.

Source: Indian Pallete

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Top things to see and do: Enjoy a Relaxing Boat Ride on Lake Zurich; take a day trip to Mont Blanc - the Highest Peak in the Alps; Tour the United Nations’ Headquarters in Geneva; trek to Gornergrat; visit the Enchanting Glacial Palace in Zermatt.

Flight Cost: Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Zurich starts from 58,665 for the month of July.

Daily budget: The average daily cost per person, per day in Iceland is ₨ 8,318

Best time to visit: Many local festivals take place from June to September in summers.

Where to stay: Budgeted travellers can rent a room in Geneva Residence which will cost them around ₹3,928 per night and luxurious travellers can opt for hotels such as Hotel Eden Palace au Lac in Montreux which will cost around ₹13,747 per night

The land of thousand lakes

Finland features a lot of Gothic architecture, so if you are among the ones who would never miss an opportunity to dive in history and gain an understanding of the old world, then Finland is the place for you. Adding to this, there is Finnish nature. You can pull over in any part of this country and take a moment to appreciate the nature around you.

Source: VisitFinland

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Top things to see and do: Witness the Northern Lights in winters in Lapland ; cross-country skiing in Lapland ; take a ride of snowmobile; visit the 400 km lake of Finland, Lake Saimaa; go to the Helsinki Cathedral at Senate square; visit an authentic Sauna, as the concept was invented by the Finns;

Flight Cost: Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Helsinki starts from ₹46,129 for the month of April.

Daily budget: The average daily cost per person per day in Finland can be around ₹9,769

Best time to visit: It depends on what you want. For plenty of snow activities, December to March is the best time. For springtime sun, April to May is the best time.

Where to stay: Budgeted travellers can opt for renting private rooms Helsinki which will cost around ₹5,264 per night and luxurious travellers can opt for hotels such Apartment Hotel Aallonkoti which will cost around ₹12,943 per night.

Canals, tulip fields, windmills and much more

It is said that the Netherlands is the lot like its people; efficient and a good balance of old and new. A peek inside the preserved buildings will offer you a special insight into the country’s rich heritage and exciting history. Book your tickets to this land of castles and live your own fairytale right here.

Source: Netherlands Tourism

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Things to do: Visit Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, the house where Anne Frank hid during world war II; visit De Haar Castle which is the biggest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands; Go for an old-fashioned sail; visit the Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe.

Flight Cost: Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Amsterdam starts from ₹75,602 for the month of July.

Daily Budget: The average daily cost per person, per day in Netherlands is ₹9,529

Best time to visit: The weather is at its finest in July and August and is also the peak season for tourists.

Where to Stay: Budgeted travellers can opt for renting private rooms in Amsterdam which will cost around ₹4,733 per night and luxurious travellers can opt for hotels such Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam which will cost around ₹60,005 per night.

The land of Maple leaves

The culture and lifestyle of this country have been influenced from both the Britishers and the French. From east to west coast, Canada has an abundance of unexpected wonders that is surely going to evoke the traveller in you. Canada is the second largest country in the world, therefore trying to cover the whole country in one short trip would be underestimating the size of the place.

Source: Chronicles

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Things to do – Camp on the rocky mountains; visit the serene Vancouver island; drive through Icefields of Jasper and the Columbia; swim with belugas in Manitoba; or take a cross-country road trip.

Flight Cost: Round-trip fares from New Delhi to Toronto starts from ₹89,283 for the month of June.

Daily Budget: The average daily cost per person, per day in Canada is ₹8,203

Best time to visit : From June to August the climate is warm and ideal for outdoor activities

Where to stay: Budgeted travellers can opt for renting private rooms in Canada which will cost around ₹3,541 per night. Luxurious travellers can opt for hotels such as The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto which will cost around ₹9,054 per night.

Been to any of these places before? If yes, then we would love to read your experience here. If not, then start planning your next trip right away.

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