Finland is offering free global trips to 10 people to take part in its four-day master class on happiness, which will be held in the Finnish Lakeland region from 12 to 15 June, 2023, at Kuru Resort.
The Nordic country was named the happiest country in the world for the sixth year running.
It topped the rankings with a score that was “significantly ahead of all other countries,” according to the World Happiness Report 2023 published this week.
The report, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and written by a team of independent experts, measures factors such as average income and mental and physical health. The data for the report is primarily taken from Gallup’s World Poll.
Hosted by Visit Finland, participants will not have to pay a dime, while people who do not qualify can participate in a free masterclass available online later this summer.
The Finns believe Finnish happiness is a skill that can be taught, and citizens from all countries are welcome to apply until 2 April, 2023.
The two-phase application includes filling out a sign-up form and completing the social media challenge.
The winners will be flown in and paired with knowledgeable trainers to help them develop a balanced lifestyle that fosters “happiness the Finnish way.”
Winners will learn about themes such as nature crafts, food for the soul and body, exercise in forests and lakes, calming sounds and music and the Finnish way of life.
Heli Jimenez, senior director at the governmental organization Business Finland, said in a press release that Finland’s national happiness “stems from a close relationship with nature and our down-to-earth lifestyle: it’s not some mystical state.”