Looking for a bucket list-worthy travel destination? Well you might want to consider visiting the following countries and share a moment or two with the top 10 happiest people on earth!

 

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According to visitfinland.com, what makes Finland special is the fact that the country is a hidden gem tucked into the far up North. It is a treasure waiting to be discovered as there are thousands of reasons to fall in love with Finland; the people, arctic adventures and secrets. The happiest place on earth also has four distinct seasons that continue to call tourists back.
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Curious of what’s in store for you when visiting Finland? Touropia lists down the following top tourist attractions just for you:
Aland Islands

Aland Islands

Experience a Finnish Sauna

Experience a Finnish Sauna

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki Cathedral

Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa

Northern Lights in Lapland

Northern Lights in Lapland

Olavinlinna Castle

Olavinlinna Castle

Old Porvoo

Old Porvoo

Old Rauma

Old Rauma

Sami Culture in Inari

Sami Culture in Inari

Skiing in Levi

Skiing in Levi

Snow Castle of Kemi

Snow Castle of Kemi

Suomenlinna Fortress

Suomenlinna Fortress

Turku Castle

Turku Castle

Urho Kekkonen National Park

Urho Kekkonen National Park

visitdenmark.com says that one of the most-searched phrases about the country is, “Denmark is in which country?”  You may be interested to know too that Denmark is responsible for two enormous contributions to the world of play and make-believe being the home of LEGO and Hans Christian Andersen!
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Can’t wait to see more of Denmark? planetware.com lists down some of the country’s top-rated attractions for you:

 

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen

LEGO House, Billund

LEGO House, Billund

Egeskov Castle, Kvarnstrup

Egeskov Castle, Kvarnstrup

National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen

National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen

Off the Beaten Path in Denmark: The Farøe Islands

Off the Beaten Path in Denmark: The Farøe Islands

Lyngby Open-Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet), Copenhagen

Lyngby Open-Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet), Copenhagen

Oresund Bridge, Copenhagen

Oresund Bridge, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), Copenhagen

The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), Copenhagen

Kronborg Slot, Helsingør

Kronborg Slot, Helsingør

 

 

visitnorway.com dares you for an adventure as you visit all four corners of Norway. Get ready to explore the happy south, the wild west, the Arctic north, and the cultural east.

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According to the  thetravelradar.com, mountains, fjords, glaciers and waterfalls are some of Norway’s best natural attractions.  The country also boasts ancient history and a rich cultural past with plenty of quaint towns to discover. Check out Norway’s top tourist attractions below:
Ålesund

Ålesund

Bergen

Bergen

Fjords

Fjords

Jotunheimen National Park

Jotunheimen National Park

Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

Oslo

Oslo

Stavanger

Stavanger

Svalbard

Svalbard

Tromsø

Tromsø

Trondheim

Trondheim

 

inspiredbyiceland.com claims that Iceland is one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Lights. Among other things you could enjoy in the country are relaxing in its geothermal pools, joining festivals and exploring its seven different geographical regions.

ICELAND TITLEAccording to travelade.com, trying to write a shortlist of the country’s attractions is incredibly hard but if they could pick the top 10 go-to places in Iceland, the following are guaranteed to blow every tourist’s mind:

 

Vatnajökull National Park

Vatnajökull National Park

The Diamond Circle

The Diamond Circle

Downtown Reykjavik

Downtown Reykjavik

Þórsmörk (English: Thorsmork)

Þórsmörk (English: Thorsmork)

The South Shore

The South Shore

The Whales

The Whales

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

The Golden Circle

The Golden Circle

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights

 

A little bit of trivia. Did you know the relation between Holland and the Netherlands? According to holland.com, the Netherlands consists of 12 provinces but many people use “Holland” when talking about the Netherlands.   Holland actually only means the two provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland. The name Holland is often used when all of the Netherlands is meant while the official name of the country is the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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travelaway.com talks about the Netherlands as a land of wonderful canals with majority of its territory below sea level located in North-West Europe. Check out some of the country’s top tourist attractions that include picturesque windmills, colorful flower fields, and vibrant cities rich in art, culture, and history:

 

Alkmaar Cheese Market

Alkmaar Cheese Market

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

The Hague

The Hague

Delft

Delft

The Efteling

The Efteling

The New Dutch Water Line

The New Dutch Water Line

Haarlem

Haarlem

  Located  in North-West Europe, with much of its territory below sea level, it’s no wonder everyone talks about the Netherlands as a land of wonderful canals. But that’s just one of this country’s many appeals. Scattered throughout, you will also find picturesque windmills, colorful flower fields, and vibrant cities rich in art, culture, and history.  Here are 13 of the best places to see in the Netherlands, from charming cheese markets to beautiful parks to seductive Amsterdam:  Amsterdam The beautiful Amsterdam  A picturesque cluster of canals over the Amstel River, in the province of North Holland, Amsterdam is the largest and most alluring city in the Netherlands. Vibrant, cosmopolitan, and steeped in culture, it greets visitors with fabulous museums, exciting nightlife, and a decidedly unique café scene.  For a complete experience in the Dutch capital, don’t miss the illustrious Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, or Anne Frank House. Also, make sure you fill out your itinerary with long strolls around Grachtengordel – the area in central Amsterdam where the city’s main canals, bridges, and the quaint 17th-century canal houses reside; and a foray into the controversial Red Light District – once famous for cannabis coffee shops and neon-lit brothel windows, now brimming with art studios and cool hipster hangouts.  The Hoge Veluwe National Park

The Hoge Veluwe National Park

Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Gardens

Maastricht

Maastricht

Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Waddenzee

Waddenzee

 

myswitzerland.com entices visitors with a promise of Switzerland’s fresh air, pure water, lush alpine flora, magnificent views, among other things that you could see and experience in the country.

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According to expatica.com, though Switzerland may be a small country, its tourism is anything but miniscule. Switzerland has more than 200 peaks higher than 3,000m alongside its bucolic countryside, ancient castles, clear turquoise lakes and breathtaking mountain peaks in every direction. Check out some of these breathtaking spots below:

 

The Jungfrau Region

The Jungfrau Region

Swiss National Park, Zernez

Swiss National Park, Zernez

Lake Geneva and surrounding cities

Lake Geneva and surrounding cities

Matterhorn, Zermatt

Matterhorn, Zermatt

The Rhine Falls

The Rhine Falls

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

Lugano

Lugano

Bern

Bern

Lucerne

Lucerne

Zurich

Zurich

visitsweden.com says that Sweden is known to be an edible country with 100 million acres of fine do-it-yourself dining. It also attracts tourists with its exquisite view of the Northern Lights!
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Excited to see more of what awaits you in Sweden? planetware.com lists down the following places you could choose from and assures that boredom will not come knocking on your doorstep:
Vasa Museum

Vasa Museum

The Göta Canal

The Göta Canal

Liseberg Theme Park, Gothenburg

Liseberg Theme Park, Gothenburg

Visby, Gotland

Visby, Gotland

Kiruna and the Ice Hotel

Kiruna and the Ice Hotel

Abisko National Park, Lapland

Abisko National Park, Lapland

Lund Cathedral

Lund Cathedral

Oresund Bridge, Malmo

Oresund Bridge, Malmo

Sigtuna

Sigtuna

Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm City Hall

Skansen and Djurgården

Skansen and Djurgården

Drottningholm

Drottningholm

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

Stockholm Archipelago, Stromma Boat Tours

Stockholm Archipelago, Stromma Boat Tours

 

newzealand.com vows that a visit in New Zealand means you’ll be waking up in paradise where something awaits you every day. The country’s stunning landscapes and friendly locals are closer than you think.

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For many travelers, as smartertravel.com says, New Zealand is both a dream destination and a once-in-a-lifetime place to visit. See some of its amazing sceneries below:
Auckland

Auckland

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Christchurch

Christchurch

Franz Josef Glacie

Franz Josef Glacie

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Queenstown

Queenstown

Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley

Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

White Island

White Island

Trivia time again guys! According to thecanadaguide.com, the name “Canada” is said to be derived from the Huron-Iroquois word Kanata, meaning “village” or “settlement.” Traditional lore says that the name became common among Europeans during the early colonial period and is rooted in a misunderstanding by French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491–1557), who believed it to be the traditional aboriginal name of the lands he had discovered.
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Readers Digest adds that you haven’t truly experienced Canada until you have seen some of its most important works of art. National Gallery of Canada is just one among the country’s top tourist sites. See more of them below:

Hotel de Glace, Quebec City

Hotel de Glace, Quebec City

Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta

Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta

Nahanni National Park Reserve, North West Territories

Nahanni National Park Reserve, North West Territories

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg

Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg

SGang Gwaay, British Columbia

SGang Gwaay, British Columbia

Stanley Park’s Totem Pole Display, Vancouver

Stanley Park’s Totem Pole Display, Vancouver

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Dresden, Ontario

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Dresden, Ontario

australia.com says that there’s a very unique way of life in Australia – a shared spirit that Aussies call their Philausophy. There is actually a book of the same name written by fascinating Aussies who live the lifestyle – and have the stories to prove it.

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From remarkable geological formations through to cultural institutions, webjet.com.au lists down some of Australia’s captivating, intriguing and awe-inspiring sights that should not be missed by every tourist:

 

Wave Rock, Western Australia

Wave Rock, Western Australia

Uluru, Northern Territory

Uluru, Northern Territory

Twelve Apostles, Victoria

Twelve Apostles, Victoria

Three Sisters, New South Wales

Three Sisters, New South Wales

Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales

Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales

Salamanca Market, Tasmania

Salamanca Market, Tasmania

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Parliament House, Australian Capital Territory

Parliament House, Australian Capital Territory

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

 If you’re planning to see more of our spectacular country, be sure to check out some of the iconic Australia tourist attractions scattered throughout its states and territories. From remarkable geological formations through to cultural institutions, across the length and breadth of Australia you’ll find captivating, intriguing and awe-inspiring sights that simply shouldn’t be missed. With so many great places to explore, we’ve chosen ten of our favourites. How many have you visited?  Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales When most people think of Australia, and Sydney in particular, it’s likely that some of the first images that come to mind are the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Spectacular in design and true icons of the city’s landscape, both structures are well worth seeing during a visit to the harbour city. Behind the scenes tours of the Sydney Opera House allow you to get to know more about the history and workings of one of Australia’s best known buildings, while a Sydney Harbour Bridge climb is an unforgettable way to see the sights of Sydney and its surrounds.  Sydney Opera House, New South Wales, Australia Sydney Opera House, New South Wales, Australia. Image Credit: Adam J. W. C. / CC by SA 2.5. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Comprised of more than 3,000 different reef systems and hundreds of islands, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most remarkable natural assets. Located just off the coast of Queensland, the reef, which stretches from Bundaberg in the south through to Cape York in the north, is home to hundreds of different species of fish and an array of spectacularly coloured corals. Covering such a large area of the seabed, there are countless ways to discover this wonderful part of the country, from snorkelling and diving through to sailing, kayaking and unforgettable scenic flights.  Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Image Credit: Workfortravel / CC by SA 4.0. Uluru, Northern Territory Thought to be around 600 million years old, Uluru is generally considered to be one of Australia’s most iconic sights. Standing at around 863 metres tall, the massive monolith emerges from the red soils of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, making it a truly awe-inspiring sight to experience. Nothing short of remarkable in its scale, it comes as no surprise that the natural landmark holds incredible significance to the local Indigenous people. Spectacular at any time of day, Uluru is perhaps best viewed at sunrise or sunset when the rich earthy tones of its surface shift colour beneath the soft sunlight, and its grand figure is beautifully silhouetted.  Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia. Image Credit: Romain Pontida / CC by SA 2.0. Three Sisters, New South Wales Another of Australia’s incredible geological formations, the Three Sisters have stood tall in the heart of New South Wales’ Blue Mountains National Park for more than 50 million years. Attracting visitors from across the globe, the weathered sandstone peaks have become a symbol of the area and one of its must-see attractions. A trip to Echo Point lookout in Katoomba will offer you some of the best views of the Three Sisters, with the breathtaking Jamison Valley providing the perfect backdrop to one of the region’s most popular tourist spots. Offering such great views of Three Sisters and their surrounds, Echo Point is best visited early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.  Three Sisters, New South Wales, Australia Three Sisters, New South Wales, Australia. Image Credit: Sinead Friel / CC by 2.0. Twelve Apostles, Victoria Located alongside the famed Great Ocean Road and around 275 km west of Melbourne, Victoria’s Twelve Apostles stand an impressive 45 metres above the waters of the Southern Ocean. Once connected to the mainland, the limestone pillars have been weathered and shaped by the wind and rain over time, resulting in their current height and form. Although there are only eight Apostles remaining after the collapse of one in 2005, this scenic landmark is still a very worthy addition to any travel itinerary, whether you’re planning to admire their fine forms from the nearby cliffs or the beaches below.  Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia. Bondi Beach, New South Wales

 

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