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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...

"When moving to Norway, it is important to take items to keep warm, such as winter coats, sweaters, scarves, and hats. Additionally, waterproof clothes are important for Norway's wet weather. It is also a good idea to bring closed-toed shoes and insulated or rubber boots. Electrical appliances should be double checked to ensure they are compatible with the Norwegian electrical system, and it is wise to invest in a power converter. For outdoor activities, it is important to bring sturdy outdoor clothing, like long underwear, leggings, and jackets, along with gears such as skis, snowboards, and sleds. Lastly, depending on one’s needs, they might want to bring items like umbrellas, medications, or a phone if it is unlocked," said another expat in 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," wrote a member who made the move to Tromso, Norway.

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