The World’s Happiest Country – Denmark

I always imagined the happiest country in the world to be Bhutan or some other small Buddhist country in Asia. But according the to first ever published map of world happiness, it’s Denmark. Not hard to believe, as every Dane I’ve met traveling has been easy going and fun. Now there’s at least one more reason to visit Denmark. Tim Ferriss of the 4 Hour Workweek gives us six more reasons to visit Denmark.

No, not global warming...

If you were wondering, here are the next happiest countries by rank (oh yeah, the U.S. was 23rd, U.K. was 41st) by “Subjective Well Being”:

  1. Denmark
  2. Switzerland
  3. Austria
  4. Iceland
  5. Bahamas
  6. Finland
  7. Sweden
  8. Bhutan (I wasn’t too far off)
  9. Brunei
  10. Canada

Check out this slideshow for a more comprehensive list. To do for 2008, try to get to as many on the top 10 list as possible. Here’s an alternative list of the world’s happiest countries by Happy Planet Index.