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The most peaceful country in the world

  • Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008, according to the Global Peace Index. While Iceland is an active member of NATO, it has had no standing army since 1869.
  • Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Iceland also has very low levels of violent crimes and that the tolerance towards violence in general is very low.
  • Furthermore, police officers in Iceland do not carry firearms.
  • To visitors, Iceland is a place where you don't need to worry about getting in trouble, a safe place that promotes peace and non-violence.


  • Most peaceful on the global peace index 2023.
  • No standing army
  • Low levels of violent crimes
  • Police do not carry firearms