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.
Find essential information about the digital nomad visa for working in Norway.
Many people are escaping their routines and temporarily moving overseas during the pandemic. These countries are welcoming them with open arms by making it easy for visitors to stay and work remotely for months or even a year. Croatia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Mexico and others have joined the growing trend.
Expats in Norway report a life abroad in a country to which it can be difficult to adapt. However, if you have the right situation and persevere, the natural beauty and hard won quality friendships can be quite rewarding.
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.
Tromso is very beautiful and accommodating to expats. The cost of living in Norway is very high.
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.
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.
More Culture Shock Reports for Norway
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Norway handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Norway:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
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:
Reviews of Schools in Norway
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Norway. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Norway:
Submit an International School Review
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.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
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.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
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:
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:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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.