Reporting on the Norwegian election, the Economist has an amusing description of Norway and Bergen (my hometown) in particular:
Norwegians […] seem a largely content bunch. Why wouldn’t they? A stroll through Bergen, Norway’s second city, reveals handsome, well-fed citizens who work in designer offices or high-tech fishing vessels, relax in art galleries and theatres, and enjoy pristine scenery. Education is free and health care is heavily subsidised.