Finland Offering Free Vacations to Learn Happiness
Finland, recently named the happiest country in the world for the fourth year in a row, is offering free vacations for people to come and learn how to be happy.
The program, called “Rent a Finn,” aims to teach visitors the Finnish way of life, which is based on nature, simplicity, and socializing. It also aims to promote sustainable tourism and cultural exchange.
Participants will be paired with a Finnish host family who will show them around their community and share their daily routines. Like going to the sauna, picking berries, or fishing. They will also have the opportunity to participate in cultural events and outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, or skiing.
More About The Program
The program is open to anyone over 18 years old, and the application process is simple. Applicants are required to fill out a form and explain why they want to participate and what they hope to learn.
The initiative has received a lot of attention since it was first launched in 2019, with over 8,000 applications from more than 100 countries. The organizers hope that the program will continue to attract visitors and promote Finland as a travel destination.
“We want to offer visitors an authentic Finnish experience and show them how our lifestyle contributes to our happiness,” said Heli Jimenez, the head of Visit Finland, the organization behind the program.
The program has also received positive feedback from participants, who have praised the hospitality and warmth of their host families, as well as the beauty of the Finnish nature.
“I learned a lot from my Finnish host family, who taught me to slow down, appreciate nature, and spend time with loved ones,” said Maria, a Rent a Finn participant from Spain.
Finland’s success in the World Happiness Report has been attributed to various factors, such as a strong social support system, high-quality education and healthcare, and a good work-life balance. The country is also known for its clean air and water, vast forests, and picturesque landscapes.