Finland: What To Do, And The Lofty Airbnbs To Stay In The World's Happiest Country

Finland’s just been voted the happiest country in the world, according to a report by the UN. It’s followed by by Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia, which also happen to be the same countries voted the happiest last year. Indications of happiness are social support, freedom to make life choices, and generosity, among others. Singapore’s in 34th place, so maybe many of us might consider travelling to Finland or the report’s runners-up some time, where all happiest-ness seems to be contained.

Cheap Flights To Finland

Here are some cheap flights we found using Skyscanner. According to official tourism site VisitFinland, the country’s seasonal weather means travelling there during different months in a year could mean you’ll do drastically different activities, “For plenty of snow and winter activities, December to March is the best time. For springtime sun and the revival of nature after the winter, April to May is the period. For long and warm summer days and plenty of events, opt for June, July and August. For autumn leaf colour, visit in September-October.”

The prices reflected are based on tickets to fly in April.


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Malaysia Air

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Turkish Airlines

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Do These Finnish Things

Visit Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It’s the perfect mix of historical architecture and all the shopping you need. Many have speculated Helsinki buildings are inspiration for Batman’s Gotham City too. Must-dos are museum-hopping and drinking, checking out the iconic Sibelius monument, and eating reindeer meat!

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The Sibelius Monument


Enter Santa’s Village, Santa’s actual home. All we want for Christmas is for it to never end, so explore the town’s delicious food including salmon and berries. Pet real-life reindeer too!


Spend hours at Husky Park, literal dog heaven. They look like wolves, without the predator factor. Gather a bunch of them and sled down snow paths.


Finnish your trip admiring the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, an actual natural wonder of the world. According to National Geographic, ICEHOTEL, Abisko National Park and Sami culture, a short drive from the town, would take you to a good spot for aurora viewing.


Stay In These Finnish Airbnbs

1. Escape the stress of Singapore in an apartment in Oulu, the Northernmost district of Finland

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 2. Don’t go out late at night in this Airbnb, instead be mesmerised by the one of the most magical natural wonders of the world

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 3. If you’re a towner, landing an apartment right in the heart of Finland’s capital, Helsinki, is super convenient and easy to navigate

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 4. Otherwise, engage in Finland’s sauna tradition, warm yourself up before jumping into a cold river!

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