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If you’re looking for a mood lift and a change of scenery, travellers should consider visiting the Nordic countries, a new survey reveals. Man soaking in natural hot spring surrounded by nature in Iceland…and looking pretty happy about it. Image by Sam Spicer/Getty Images. March 20 is the UN’s International Day of Happiness and to mark the occasion, the World Happiness Report is released every year since 2012. Since the survey began, the Nordics have consistently ranked highly and this year they take the top three spots, as well as a respectable fifth and tenth out of 155 countries. Here are 2017’s happiest countries:. 1. Norway. 2. Denmark. 3. Iceland. 4. Switzerland. 5. Finland. 6. Netherlands. 7. Canada Full story

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