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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."

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Oslo

Velkomen to the InterNations Community of expats in Oslo, Norway's capital. With active members from all around the world, InterNations can help you to adapt faster to your new home. Here, you'll find insider tips and comprehensive advice on all matters relating to joining the expat population of Oslo. As a network specifically created to support expats, you'll find essential information to answer your questions such as, "which district should I move to?" and "should I choose private healthcare?". We also encourage you to visit our forum, where fellow expats who have solved the dilemmas of relocation are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Ask any question, from the tricky paperwork issues to the everyday recommendations for a good Chinese takeaway.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Amsterdam or Abu Dhabi.

Join Our Exciting Events in Oslo

Attend our monthly events and activities for Oslo expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Oslo Expat Guides

  • Prepare for Moving Abroad

    Have you decided to haul your family, pets, and personal belongings overseas – at least for the next few years? Congratulations! You have taken the first big step towards moving abroad! InterNations provides you with practical information on preparing for moving abroad, from visa to flight tickets.
  • Living in a Foreign Country: How to Adapt?

    Living in a foreign country is hard enough as it is, with all the administrational issues you have to deal with. But if you don’t want to get stuck in the expat bubble, you'll need to learn to adjust to life in a foreign country. InterNations gives you a few tips on how to succeed at this challenge.
  • How to Find a Job Abroad

    Quite a few self-made expats struggle to find a job abroad. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible though! With a structured, thought-out approach, determination and a dose of creativity, you increase your chances of success during your job search overseas.

Exchange Tips about living in Oslo

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Oslo expat forums.

What to Expect from Your Expat Life in Oslo

As an important sea port, shipping is a visible industry, but Oslo also has a very strong research and development sector especially in regards to advancements in producing renewable energy, technology, and communications. With one of the highest regional GDPs in Europe, expats have a good chance of finding work in one of the many industries represented, and with 90% of the population speaking English, the language barrier should not present an obstacle. Oslo has very high lifestyle standards, so for expats, at the beginning you could find it challenging to manage your money and resources. Finding accommodations in the capital of Norway is a very hard task since the competition there is tremendously strong. Therefore, becoming a part of the InterNations community gives you the opportunity to rely on valuable and trustworthy information when you face problems in this area. With two-thirds of the city covered with protected forests and hills, and with 343 lakes, you'll soon be embracing outdoor activities in Oslo. In winter, skiing and ice skating are popular and you'll find excellent skiing facilities at Vinterpark. In summer, expats can enjoy and choose between many different activities such as hiking, biking, and sailing opportunities. Outside of work, expats that are culture lovers are spoiled for choice, with over 50 museums kindling interests in natural history, Viking ships, modern art, and even polar exploration. Moreover, Oslo is famous as a shopping destination in Norway, since it is full of a variety of shops, sure to satisfy every shopper. It doesn't matter where you prefer to go — Bogstadveien, Grünerløkka, Grønland, or Oslo City Center, expats can be sure that they will find everything they need. The public transportation in Oslo is more than excellent. It provides modern, punctual, and safe trams, buses, and a subway system. Expats can also use the passenger ferries, with which they can visit small islands close to the capital like Hovedøya, Lindøya, or Bleikøya or even further down to Oslofjord. The transportation in the city is expensive, so it is better for you to use a 30-day ticket in order to save some money. Expats will have the pleasure to enjoy a glamorous night out at the Oslo Opera House, take in the atmosphere of a football match at Ullevaal Stadion or catch a major concert at the 9,700-seater arena, Oslo Spektrum. The clubs and bars are very nice and you can have great parties there, however, if you prefer to not spend a great fortune for a few cocktails, you are welcome to join a pre-party at someone's home with friends before you hit the streets.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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 Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Brussels, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Meet Other Expats in Oslo and Grow Your Network

Using our social platform to connect with other expats is perfectly safe. Each person has been carefully approved by us before becoming a member of our community. With InterNations, you can meet up with other global minds like you in Oslo. Therefore, our aim at InterNations is to ensure your relocation is successful, and so we regularly organize events and get-togethers to encourage our members to network and socialize in person. You can also find like-minded expatriates in our groups, catering to interests such as tennis, photography, yoga, movies, and dance, among others. Simply join those groups that appeal to you — or create your own — and start making new friends as you build a fulfilling life in Oslo.

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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