If a lingering winter is giving you some seasonal blues, try visiting the land of happiness: Norway.
The northern European country landed at the top of the World Happiness Index, a list of the happiest countries in the world as ranked by research scientists.
The economists polled thousands of people using a combination of metrics, including average GDP and feelings of freedom and security, to rank the countries.
Norway has something to offer to travelers of all kinds. From the vibrant contemporary art and theater scene of Oslo to the coziness of remote fishing villages, Norway contains a spectrum of attractions.
Many tourists flock to Norway for an unobstructed view of natural phenomenon such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and one of the best places to glimpse the Aurora Borealis is the Lofoten Islands, in northwestern Norway.
Stunning natural beauty abounds throughout the country, including the Geiranger and Hardanger fjords, as well as the Preikestolen, a 2,000-foot rock face.
With airfares expected to drop to clearance levels, there’s never been a better time to visit Norway.