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Moving to Tromso, Norway

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Tromso, Norway for its stunning natural beauty, its vibrant cultural scene, and its unique Arctic lifestyle. With its breathtaking fjords, majestic mountains, and the Northern Lights, Tromso offers a unique experience for those looking to explore a new culture and environment. The city also boasts a lively nightlife, a wide range of outdoor activities, and a strong sense of community. With its excellent quality of life, Tromso is an attractive destination for expats looking for a new home.

What do I need to know before moving to Tromso?

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

"Tromso is located in the far north of Norway, close to the Arctic Circle, so you should be prepared for cold weather and long, dark winters. Make sure to bring warm clothes and supplies with you, as well as prepare for the transition to the colder climate. Make sure to research about the cost of living and employment opportunities to ensure you can support yourself when you are there. Also important is researching about education and healthcare options. Additionally, take the time to learn some of the language as this will make most aspects of your move and transition much easier. Lastly, get to know the locals and their culture, as this will make you feel more at home and part of the community," said one expat who made the move to Tromso.

"My advice would be to start looking as soon as possible or have someone help you find a place. If you live on the Island it's easy to get around by bus. If you live in Kvolya or Krokken you may need a car, but homes are cheaper to rent. Norwegians speak English so it's easy to get around and communicate. You can buy jackets, shoes, clothes, etc so no need to bring your whole wardrobe or the Arctic clothing you "think" you might need. Tromso is very beautiful and accommodating to expats (except for the Visa and Norwegian # process)," explained one expat living in Tromso, Norway.

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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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