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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 10, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Bergen, Norway for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and high quality of life. With its picturesque fjords, lush forests, and majestic mountains, Bergen is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The city also offers a wide range of cultural attractions, from its historic Bryggen wharf to its lively music and art scenes. Additionally, Bergen is known for its excellent healthcare system, low crime rate, and strong economy, making it an attractive destination for expats looking to settle down.

What do I need to know before moving to Bergen?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bergen, they said:

"Bergen is a beautiful city located in the western part of Norway. It is known for its stunning fjords, mountains, and picturesque views. Expats should be aware that the cost of living in Bergen is quite high, so it is important to budget accordingly. Additionally, the weather in Bergen can be quite unpredictable, so it is important to be prepared for all types of weather. Expats should also be aware that the language spoken in Bergen is Norwegian, so it is important to learn some basic Norwegian before moving to the city. Finally, Bergen is a great city for outdoor activities, so expats should take advantage of the many opportunities to explore the city and its surroundings," said one expat in Bergen.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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