Norway

Living and
Working in Norway

Connect with fellow expats in Norway
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Norway guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Norway

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."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Norway

Are you an expat working and living in Norway? Or are you preparing to move soon to Oslo, Tromsø or any other of the Norwegian international hotspots?

Expat life in Norway has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the "Stor-Oslo-regionen" to the south, learning how Norwegian people celebrate Grunnlovsdagen, up to tasting Norway’s favorite dishes such as lutefisk.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Norway. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Sweden to living in Mexico.

Top Articles in the Norway Expat Guide

  • Moving to Norway

    Moving to Norway is just the thing to do for expats who like fjords, reindeer and harsh winters. But of course, Norway has a lot more to offer than its fascinating scenery. On InterNations, you will learn all about moving to Norway, about visa requirements, public transportation, and more.
  • Living in Norway

    Living in Norway is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts and expats who appreciate Scandinavia’s wilderness. After all, Norway boasts an incredible natural beauty. On InterNations, you can learn all about life in Norway, including healthcare, housing, education and more.
  • Working in Norway

    A career in Norway offers lots of business opportunities, particularly in the fields of oil and gas production. The competition from within the country is fierce, but our guide is full of useful advice for expats set on working in Norway. Read on for info on the job search, social security, and more.

Working and living in Norway – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Norway requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Norwegian expat life. Living abroad in Norway raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Norway?ʺ, ʺWhat does "Janteloven" mean?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Oslo should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Norwegian municipality in Bergen?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Norway is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Norway aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Norway. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or health-care, up to travel & accommodation. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺCan anybody help me find an English-speaking counselling service in Stavanger?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Norway? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Brazil or living in New Zealand!

Tips on living and working in Norway – From telecommunication providers to special food stores

Moreover, our expat directory for Norway includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. telecommunication providers or special food stores. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Norway with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Velkomen from our expats living and working in Norway.

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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