What should I pack when moving to Norway?
We asked people living in Norway to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...
"Clothing suitable for the climate, including a waterproof coat, sturdy boots, a hat and gloves. Essential toiletries and personal care products. Kitchenware, cutlery and crockery. Bed linen and towels. Electronics, including adapters for electrical appliances. Automobile registration and insurance papers. Travel documents and travel insurance for yourself and any accompanying family members. Important documents and passport. Books, magazines, music and films for entertainment. Personal items and souvenirs from your home country," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Norway.
"First of all, coming from California and moving to the Arctic we figured we needed to dress for extremely cold weather. I would of left all the California Arctic gear at home and waited til I got to Tromso to buy. Bring normal going out clothes, not the mountain gear you would think to wear, people dress nice here. I wish I would of brought US measuring cups/spoons in order to cook american recipes. Cold medicines are just not as strong off the shelf here," commented one expat who made the move to Tromso, Norway.
- What do I need to know before moving to Norway?
- How do I find a place to live in Norway?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Norway?
- What is the average cost of housing in Norway?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Norway?
- What should I pack when moving to Norway?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Norway?
- Why do people move to Norway?
- What are healthcare services like in Norway?
- What are medical services in Norway like?
- What are typical rents in Norway?
- What appliances are typically included in a rental?
What should I pack when moving to Norway?If you live in Norway, newcomers to Norway would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
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.