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No.1 happiest country Finland opens contest for free summer vacation

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Update: 2019-03-21 12:51:25
No.1 happiest country Finland opens contest for free summer vacation Esplanade Park in the capital city of Helsinki, Finland. (File photo, collected)

People outside of Finland can now experience what it’s like to be part of the world’s happiest country.

As part of a PR stunt, Visit Finland is offering people an opportunity to “Rent a Finn,” travel to the country for free and learn from “happiness guides."

For the second year in a row, Finland topped the world’s list of happiest countries, according to a 2019 world happiness report. The United States fell from 18 last year to 19 this year.

The program’s website lists eight happiness guides people from other parts of the world could be paired with to discover the secret to happiness.

People interested in applying can find the application online by logging into:

Applicants will need to send in a three-minute video that says who they are, what their goals are after a visit to Finland and how they connect with nature.

The chosen winners will head to Finland over the summer.

The website said the chosen winners should be comfortable on camera because their experience will be filmed.


BDST: 1250 HRS, MAR 21, 2019

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