The natural environment is very healthy, with fresh air and high quality local food. The people are friendly and families can enjoy quality times at home or in their local environment. Distances are usually short, whether it is for walking in town, hiking in mountains, riding horses or driving in the countryside.

The health system is one of the best in the world and people are friendly. Life expectancy is 81 years, and you do not live that long if you are not happy!

In general, Iceland scores high in OECD comparison.

Akureyri has Iceland's most advanced waste recycling procedures in place, separating plastics, metals and paper from food waste and methane produced from a previous dump site is currently used as transport fuel. Soil is generated from agricultural waste, including waste from slaughterhouses, and biofuel is produced from leftover oils from local restaurants and households.