Peaceful and enchanting, there’s no reason your next vacation shouldn’t be in Finland. Head to the Arctic Circle to view the Northern Lights or go husky sledding. With an emerging foodie culture, there are tours around the capital, Helsinki, so first-time visitors can try all the best and traditional Nordic food. There’s something for the thrill-seekers too – snowmobiling tours through the wilderness with an overnight stay in an igloo. Finland is known as the Nordic region peacekeeper as they often act as mediators during conflicts. Finland scored well in other peace-predicting categories like freedom of the press and freedom of speech. Transparency International ranked Finland as the third least corrupt nation world-wide. Its police and internal security are praised for their honesty and efficiency. Finally, organized crime is minimal, violent crimes low, and human rights regarded as an absolute top priority. Contributing peace factor: military enlistment is strictly volunteer based.
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