Life is good in Denmark! The Danes can be found in the top five of just about every international quality-of-life index. This is no surprise in a country that, despite its historical reputation for Viking invasions, is today a model of civilised society with some of the world’s most progressive ideas regarding politics, sustainability, and egalitarianism. And, yet, somehow, among all this innovation, the Danes have managed to retain a sense of their old-world charm. Wonderfully preserved old town centres remain strewn with half-timbered houses, medieval castles and cobblestone streets which seamlessly meld with some of the world’s most forward-looking design. Even Copenhagen, its ubercool cosmopolitan capital, fosters the kind of friendly know-your-neighbour atmosphere one would typically associate with a small village rather than a capital city. Beyond the cities, Denmark’s landscapes are equally charming, with endless rolling hills, thatched-roof farmhouses, and whitewashed churches. With all of this and more on offer, it is easy to see why the Danes hold the title of “the world’s happiest people”.