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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...

"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.

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