Denmark & Iceland
These two Northern European nations have long ranked near the top among countries offering the best quality of life. Both are part of NATO. They offer strong welfare states but also have among the highest costs of living in the world. Denmark, home to beautiful museums and cathedrals, ruled over Iceland for 500 years. Today, Iceland is the fastest-growing tourism market in Europe, offering visitors a chance to experience hot springs, geysers and volcanos.
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