What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Oslo?
We asked people in Oslo if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...
"It is important to be aware of cultural norms when visiting Oslo. It is considered polite to greet people with a handshake and maintain eye contact during conversations. It is also important to dress conservatively, as clothing that is too revealing may be seen as inappropriate. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and traditions, and to respect them. For example, it is considered rude to talk loudly in public places, and it is important to be aware of the local laws and regulations. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local language, and to make an effort to learn some basic phrases," remarked another expat who made the move to Oslo, Norway.
"Asked waiters for the government instead of the bill for a couple years before learning that regeringen and regningen are different words," explained one expat living in Oslo, Norway.
- What should I pack when moving to Oslo?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Oslo?
- Will I be able to find a job in Oslo?
- What is life like in Oslo?
- What do expats in Oslo appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Oslo?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Oslo accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Oslo like?
- What are healthcare services like in Oslo?
- What are medical services in Oslo like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Oslo?
- What are emergency services like in Oslo?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Oslo?
- How are local medical facilities in Oslo?
- As a foreigner living in Oslo, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Oslo?If you live in Oslo, newcomers to Oslo would love to hear your answer to this question.