Finland is the happiest country in the world.
And they want to share that happiness with their new initiative ' Rent A Finn'.
They want people to learn their ways
The best way to learn, after all, is through hands-on experience, and this project is giving you the chance to travel to Finland and spend some time with some Finnish "happiness guides" in the hopes that their relaxed, nature-driven way of life might rub off on you.
Eight Finns have signed up to host visitors in their respective towns across Finland. Esko, for example, is the mayor of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland, and he wants to share the joys of Finnish summer with his visitors at his cottage. These include berry-picking, grilling, boating, and playing mölkky, a Finnish game.
Sounds like a great holiday!
Applying to "Rent a Finn" is easy.
Just film a 3 minute video where you describe yourself, your connection to nature, & your goals for visiting Finland. Then fill out the application form on the website.
Winners will travel to Finland this summer for three days, with dates varying by host.
All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered, but keep in mind that you will be filmed throughout your visit.
To first determine whether or not you're in dire need of a relaxing getaway to Finland, be sure to take their balance test.