In 2017, the World Economic Forum ranked Finland as the safest country in the world to visit. In 2018, the United Nations named Finland as the world’s happiest country.
Finland is at or near the top in a wide range of global measures. It’s also been ranked as the world’s most stable country, the most literate country in the world, and as the country with the world’s cleanest air. Finland scores highly in measures of trust, gender equality, press freedom and much more too. Crime is very low and the police are trusted.
Moving around is easy in Finland, thanks to safe and well-developed public transport networks. Buses and trains run on time, there are dedicated bike lanes through the cities and the forests, and towns and cities are well connected by road, rail and air. Finland’s capital, Helsinki, is served daily by direct international flights from all over Europe, as well as dozens of destinations in Asia, North America and the Middle East.