Eco-tourism is taking off around the world. With the increase in global warming, it has become more important to reduce our carbon footprint and reconnect with nature especially when we travel.
Top 5 Eco-friendly countries
Here are the top 5 countries making a change towards a greener world.
Bhutan, the tiny kingdom nestled between India and China is a hidden gem for eco-friendly tourists. The country is the first carbon-neutral county in the world which means it produces more oxygen than carbon dioxide. This is thanks to its forests which cover 60% of the country and are protected by the constitution. The country is leading the way in sustainable eco-tourism with its policy of controlling the flow of tourists inside the country. This helps protects the traditional way of life that makes Bhutan so attractive to travelers.
Iceland’s stark natural beauty is unlike any other country in the world. The abundance of untouched wilderness and geological wonders makes it one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world. The beautiful country is often called ‘The land of Fire and Ice’ because of the abundance of glaciers as well as numerous active volcanoes. It’s also one of the largest producers of green energy per capita. All thanks to its numerous active volcanoes that provide it access to sustainable and eco-friendly geothermal energy.
The ‘Land of the Thousand Lakes’ Finland is famous for being one of the happiest countries in the world. This is probably due to its environmentally conscious people and their dedication to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The country also has over 40 natural parks covering around 2% of the total land area making it one of the most forested areas in Europe. If you ever wanted to visit a magical winter wonderland, Finland should be at the top of your list. The country is home to the famous Santa Claus and is also one of the best places to view the majestic Northern Lights.
The Nordic country of Norway is a stunningly beautiful country that prides itself as an eco-friendly destination. The capital Olso was recently crowned as the number 1 eco-friendly capital in Europe in 2019. Like the Finnish, the Norwegians are also environmentally conscious and aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. The country’s beautiful natural terrain is a sight for sore eyes. The thousands of fjords that dot the country’s coastline are by far the most beautiful fjords you’ll ever see in the world.
Switzerland, the heart of Europe, is a country that routinely pops up on everyone’s bucket list destination. The country is blessed when it comes to its scenery. The magnificent Alps stretch all over the country making it a hiking and skiing paradise. Beautiful lakes and waterfalls add to the country’s scenic beauty. And to add to that, Switzerland consistently ranks as the most eco-friendly country in the world. This tiny nation recycles more than half of its waste. They are also way ahead of other countries when it comes to reducing emissions and embracing renewable energy.
Let’s all take a step towards preserving our beautiful earth not just for us but for all creatures living here. You can check out this blog on how to become an eco-friendly traveler.