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Expat Guide to Living in Norway

Whether you're already living in Norway or preparing to move to Norway, our Expat Guide to Living in Norway offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Norway. For answers to specific questions, visit our Norway Forum to talk with expats in Norway.

5 Tips for Living in Stavanger, Norway

Life in Stavanger can be complicated for expats. By most accounts, it is a difficult culture to get accustomed to, but with the right frame of mind and a willingness to adapt, it can be a rewarding expat experience.

4 Off-the-Beaten Track European Retirement Destinations

Many Brits retire to Spain, Australia, Canada, and America and these countries have thriving expat communities. Ella Jameson talks about other retirement destinations that are sometimes overlooked.

10 Tips for Living in Norway

Expats in Norway often have a hard time adjusting to life there. Expats share their tips and experiences living in Norway -- from the high taxes and difficulty making friends with locals to the beautiful scenery and outdoor living.

Stavanger - European Capital of Culture 2008

If you think that Norway is something akin to a snow-covered tundra, think again. Andrew Cooper provides insight into the allure of Coastal Norway.

Culture Shock in Stavanger, Norway

Get some great insight into what it's like to settle into expat life in Stavanger, Norway. Learning the language, what native Norwegians are like, and getting by with English are all covered in this expat culture shock report.

Culture Shock in Western Norway City, Norway

Norway often is cited as a difficult country for expats to settle into, especially when it comes to making friendships that make one feel truly settled. Read this informative culture shock report for some thoughts on how to make it happen.

Moving to Tromso, Norway

Tromso is very beautiful and accommodating to expats. The cost of living in Norway is very high.

More Living in Norway Reports

What are people's priorities in Norway - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Norway:
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More Moving to Norway Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Norway? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Norway? Below are some of the responses from expats in Norway:
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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Norway. If you are already living in Norway, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Norway by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

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Having a Baby in Norway Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Norway? Below are some of the reports from expats in Norway:
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Working in Norway Reports

What's it like to find a job in Norway? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Norway? Below are some of the reports from expats in Norway:
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