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  • David Hicks

    Thanks to my network on InterNations, I already had some contact persons to ask for support on coming to Oslo.

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Norway!

Hei, godt å se deg and a warm welcome to our InterNations Communities in Norway! Our friendly and helpful members are waiting to help ease the stress and friction of your move and help you achieve a smooth landing in the beautiful vistas of Norway; Enkel! Whatever your question, from healthcare, to local customs, to the best districts and areas to live in, you can find the answers to almost anything you want to know — because who better to ask than a truly global community of expats who live, or have lived, in Norway? So, if you don’t know your Kjøttkaker (meat cakes) from your Trondheim (Norway’s third largest city), want to know the best areas to live in the capital Oslo, or have a whole host of other queries then you should consider joining InterNations today!

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like China or Saudi Arabia.

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Living in Norway: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Norway, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Norway. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Norway? As an expat in Norway, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Norway currently are:

  • British
  • Americans
  • Indians
  • Germans

Which cities are most popular among expats in Norway? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Norway:

  • Oslo
  • Bergen
  • Tromsø

How much rent do expats pay in Norway? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 1.125 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.675 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Norway.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Norway.

Average rent in Oslo

  • Single expats: 1.211 USD
  • Expat families: 1.850 USD

Average rent in Bergen

  • Single expats: 1.155 USD
  • Expat families: 1.702 USD

Average rent in Tromsø

  • Single expats: 995 USD
  • Expat families: 1.645 USD

How safe is Norway? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Norway as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Norway for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Norway as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Norway (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Embark on Your Expat Life in Norway

Norway truly is a stunning country, with beautiful glaciers, awe-inspiring mountain passes and fairy-tale wooden churches nestled in snowy valleys. For the outdoor type it's an unparalleled country to explore — while the rest can just sit back, sip a warm beverage and enjoy the view. Not only does it have gorgeous scenery, Norway is also one of the fastest growing economies in the EU, and has a high standard of living. From burgeoning technology start-ups in the capital Oslo, to the big business of the oil industry in Stavanger on the southern peninsula, Norway is bursting with economic opportunity for any expat with the right skills and a will to s쳮d. With the right leg up, courtesy of InterNations and our friendly community, you can have a head start in getting to know the local culture and settling in without all the hassle. Knowledge about the best schools in your neighborhood, unique job opportunities and social events; all this and more will be available at your fingertips.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Malaysia or Spain, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends Even before You Start Your Life in Norway

Norway is the perfect country for outdoor activities, with fishing, camping, hiking and other outdoor pursuits a regular fixture in Norwegian life. Through our busy and vibrant community you can easily find the right people with whom you can have a great time out in the wilderness. Or you can go and see an English movie, learn one of a wide range of languages spoken by our members or just relax and have a coffee and a bite to eat — it’s up to you, but you’ll find opportunities to do it all on InterNations. Just check out our InterNations Communities in Norway for a range of upcoming activities, from bike riding to Sunday brunches and more.

Join Our Online and In-Person Events in Norway

Attend our many events to get to know like-minded expats, both in Norway and around the world! Our new online events even let you find connection and inspiration without leaving your home.

May 23, 2024, 7:00 PM
3 attendees
On Thursday the 23rd the main library is organising a quiz at Isaks, the in-house coffee shop. The topic is love in literature. It's held in Norwegian, but the ones who know English will do their bes
May 24, 2024, 4:00 PM
3 attendees
May 25, 2024, 2:00 PM
20 attendees
Let's Relax at A Cozy Cafe in Bygdøy Meeting point. Outside terrace. (If it rains, inside of the cafe). I will bring the Internations name board. Meeting time. Around 1400 If the weather is go
May 26, 2024, 12:00 AM
4 attendees
The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max. Director George Miller Writers George Miller, Nick Lathouris Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Charlee

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  • David Hicks

    Thanks to my network on InterNations, I already had some contact persons to ask for support on coming to Oslo.

  • Amelie Barreau

    Enjoying the great spirit of our InterNations’ Oslo Community for the last few months, I am absolutely convinced of the vision to bring people from different nations together.

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