From Iceland — Video: Why Are The People Of Grindavík The Happiest People In Iceland?

A new UN report puts Iceland in 4th place for the world’s happiest people, raising the question: who are the happiest Icelanders?

The World Happiness Report is out, which examines numerous social and political factors for determining any given nation’s levels of happiness, including quality of government, prosocial behaviour, the wellbeing of immigrants, and other aspects. This year, the Finns top the list as the world’s happiest people, while South Sudan is the most unhappy.

Iceland ended up in 4th place, and has been near the top for several years running. However, the ranking does bring one to ask: which Icelanders come out on top?

Fréttablaðið reports that, according to a Gallup online poll initiated by the Directorate of Health, the residents of the southwest Icelandic town of Grindavík are Iceland’s happiest, while those who live in the Westman Islands are the most unhappy.

Reykjavík Grapevine intern Sam Daniels decided to investigate what the hell the townspeople of Grindavík are so happy about.

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