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When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...

"Living in Norway as an expat or a digital nomad is an enjoyable experience for many. The country boasts stunning scenery, friendly locals and a modern infrastructure, making it a great place to settle down and work. Expats and digital nomads can find a wide variety of cultural activities, language classes and professional opportunities. The cost of living in Norway is high, however, with prices on basic goods and services higher than in many other countries. In addition, the temperatures can be quite mild and the summer months are generally fairly short, so foreign visitors should plan accordingly. Expats can also access a variety of quality healthcare, education, and banking services, as well as a wide range of leisure activities like hiking, skiing, and sightseeing. All in all, Norway is a great place for expats and digital nomads to live, work, and explore," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Norway.

"In general, it seems to me everyone for his own. Family is important because no one steps out of the box they live in. Socializing is for who you know. And work ethic is just different from what I am used to. When clock hits 4:00pm the desk is empty if you are Norwegian. All projects take forever to get done due to this mentality. Sports events are rare and again hard to find if you don't speak or read Norwegian, so you really have to be an extrovert to find out what is happening on the island for the weekend. Tourist center helps if you go by once a week," commented one expat who made the move to Tromso, Norway.

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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.

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