Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway
Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway
Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway

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.

Digital Nomad Visa for Norway

Find essential information about the digital nomad visa for working in Norway.

25 Countries Introduce Digital Nomad Visas

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.

Moving to Norway

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.

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.

Moving to Tromso, Norway

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

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.

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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

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

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:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

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
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Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway
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Guide to Living in Norway covering expat life, local culture, finding a home, diversity and more.

Norway Forum Norway Forum
Meet other expats and talk about living in Norway.

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Expats living in Norway talk about their own experiences with healthcare, hospital visits, emergencies, finding a doctor, buying health insurance in Norway and more.

Cost of Living in NorwayCost of Living in Norway

Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Norway.

Moving to NorwayMoving to Norway Guide

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.

Real Estate in NorwayReal Estate in Norway

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Norway.

Pros Cons of Living in NorwayPros & Cons of Living in Norway

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Norway.

Retiring in NorwayRetiring in Norway

Advice for people retiring in Norway.

Contribute to Norway Network Contribute
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Norway.

10 Tips for Living in Norway10 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.

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