Looking for a travel destination with friendly people and excellent customer service? Try visiting these five happy countries

Every year the United Nations measures the quality of life for citizens around the world through surveys and data analysis.

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These countries have dominated the top of the list since 2012. All have a winning formula of good governance, a strong sense of community, respect for fellow citizens, and general high quality of life.

They include:

1. Denmark

Denmark offers an abundance of free public services, such as healthcare, education and it prides itself on its strong sense of social life and community. You can try visiting the "Royal Copenhagen Christmas Tables" exhibition to learn more about hygge, or a cultural identification loosely defined as feeling cosy in the company of friends and family over a meal.

2. Switzerland

Switzerland is known for being a prosperous nation with rich chocolate. Switzerland’s thriving outdoor spaces also afford a healthy lifestyle for its citizens. The country boasts the lowest obesity rates in Europe.

Discover Switzerland by canyoning, kayaking, or paragliding in Interlaken to explore the vast mountainous landscape.

3. Iceland

Once in the country, travellers find indoor market halls and outdoor swimming pools in the capital city, as well as many easily accessible national parks. If you have time, take a drive along Ring Road to see the island's volcanoes, beaches, and other outdoor landmarks.

Plus Iceland Air offers cheap flights to Europe!

4. Norway

Rated one of the best countries in the world for its gorgeous landscape, take advantage of Norway's outdoor spaces. Hike through Norway’s magnificent fjords, try climbing Mount Skala, one of the tallest mountains in the country, for an exhilarating view of local mountains and glaciers.

5. Finland

Despite a population of only 5.2 million people, there are some 3.3 million saunas found throughout the country. You can find them along the side of lake houses, office buildings, and even their Parliament.