Despite the thoughts we may have, the world became more peaceful in the last year according to the Global Peace Index study. The report shows that in the midst of continuous social and political outbreak, the world continues to spend huge resources in the creation and containment of violence, but very little in peace.
If you are thinking of traveling but want to do it with guarantees, take note of the safest countries in the world.
The country has been the safest region in the world for ten years. Its homicide rate is 0.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, and the citizen’s perception of safety is the highest in the entire planet.
In Iceland, you can enjoy endless nature. Found on the edge of the Arctic Circle, it has the fame of being one of the most beautiful places in Europe. The impressive Blue Lagoon, the Great Geyser, Lake Myvatn are just three examples of the natural elements that make Iceland famous.
2. New Zealand
On the other side of the world, you will find this fantastic country, a wonder in every way, with impressive natural biodiversity and the most singular corners. On the scene where ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was filmed, you can test your fitness by climbing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, see the illuminated caves of Waitomo or paddle for a few days by canoe down the Whanganui River.
Portugal ranked number three in the most peaceful countries in the world, so it becomes a perfect option to disconnect a few days for their proximity and their lifestyle.
There are many places to visit in Portugal, a country with good weather almost all year round, kilometers of beaches soaked by the Atlantic Ocean, charming cities and towns, varied and delicious gastronomy … Lisbon, Algarve or Sintra are just three wonderful enclaves to fall in love with the Portuguese country.
The homicide rate in Austria is below unity: (0.9 per 100,000 inhabitants), making it the fourth safest country in the world. It has good relationships with the rest of European cities, and many low-cost companies travel to the capital, Vienna. In this central European state of 8.5 million inhabitants, you can visit the Melk Abbey, the traditional concentration camp of Mauthausen or Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in the country.
They say of the Danes that they are the happiest people in the world and that Denmark, apart from being one of the safest countries, also has one of the highest per capita incomes in Europe: little corruption, transparency in public accounts. The Danish cities acquire the aspect of the story. Also, the country has wild natural landscapes in which you can go hiking or cycling.
6. Czech Republic
Not only the beauty and culture of this country encourage travelers to put their sights on it, but also the perception of security that is breathed in its streets (its homicide rate is 1 per 100,000 inhabitants).
Historical villages presided over by castles and palaces, world-famous spas, monuments backed by Unesco or amazing gastronomy are some of the many reasons to travel to the Czech Republic. Prague, Ceský Krumlov or Brno are some of its most emblematic cities.
Another European country of the safest is Slovenia; its homicide rate is 0.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. What hides this unknown country? Ljubljana, a fascinating capital, natural landscapes such as the National Park of Triglav to Nova Gorica or picturesque cities such as Bled.
Canada is the seventh most peaceful country in the world, which estimates its homicide rate at 1.73 per 100,000 inhabitants. Despite having moderately permissive laws regarding the possession of weapons, crimes in Canada maintain a long-term downward trend.
With an area of almost ten million km2, its natural heritage is the country’s solid attraction: lakes, hundreds of parks and spectacular mountains. Among the countless activities, you can do in Canada is visiting Toronto, Niagara Falls, Vancouver or the province of Quebec.
Switzerland is considered one of the countries with the best education in the world, something that in some way influences its low level of homicides: 0.6 per 100,000 inhabitants. If you are thinking of disconnecting in the midst of vast alpine landscapes, green meadows, and crystal clear lakes are a great choice in Switzerland.
In addition to appreciating nature, you can visit medieval villages and fairytale cities such as Lucerne, Bern or Chillon Castle.
The Irish are known all over the world for their good humor, and perhaps it is influenced by the relaxed and safe environment that lives in the country, which is ranked number ten in this ranking.
Ireland is a fantastic country with impressive corners to discover beyond Dublin; the Carrick Suspension Bridge to Rede, the Giants Causeway, the Glen Gesh Pass or the Kylemore Abbey, among others.