By Andrea Romano
March 20, 2019
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What would make you truly happy? Probably a free vacation to the happiest country in the world.

For the second year in a row, Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the United Nations World Happiness Report. In 2019, Nordic countries dominated the top ranks of the report, with Denmark, Norway and Iceland taking second, third, and fourth places, respectively.

So, naturally, a visit to Finland is in order if you truly want to find your bliss. And Finland is more than happy to help you out with that.

Visit Finland has launched a new campaign, called Rent A Finn, to give away free, three-day vacations to Finland, complete with local guides to show off the best of what the happiest nation has to offer, Insider reported.

Rent A Finn offers eight different hosts from different cities and regions around Finland. For example, if you want to experience authentic, Northern Finland, stay with Esko, the mayor of Lapland, at his summer cottage. Or, if you’re looking to get close to nature while still enjoying the city, Katja could be your perfect host.

Profiles for all eight guides are on the Rent A Finn website. Each guide lists lots of things to do in their area, including visiting saunas, camping, berry picking, and other activities to boost your mood.

But the best part of staying with these Finns is that your trip is absolutely free. According to the project website, in order to “rent a Finn,” you need to upload a three-minute video explaining who you are, why you want to connect with nature (Finns are big on nature), and why you want to visit Finland. Then, you fill out a simple form and submit.

Winners will be selected throughout April and May. All travel and accommodation expenses are covered as part of the prize. Travel dates can vary depending on your host, but most trips will be planned between June and August. All visitors will be participating in a documentary during their stay.

To enter, visit the Rent A Finn website. Not sure if you’re in need of a Finnish getaway? The project also has a life balance quiz to help you figure out if you’re in need of a relaxing vacation.

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