Hei, godt å se deg and a warm welcome to the InterNations Community in Stavanger, Norway! As the premier online community for expats all over the globe, there truly is no place better for you to come to find help for your move to Stavanger (or anywhere else in the world) than the busy yet helpful InterNations community. Whether you want to find the most suitable accommodation for your needs, want to know the best amenities in the Hinna or Stavanger city areas, or just want to socialize and relax with like-minded expats, InterNations is the place for you.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Stavanger expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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Stavanger is a region of south-western Norway that also incorporates the city of Stavanger. Despite the sometimes overwhelming cold, Norway is renowned for its natural beauty and stunning scenery, which is abound in the Stavanger region, from glistening glaciers and fjords, to epic windswept coastlines and towering mountains. Norwegians are big on outdoor activities, so adventurous expats will feel right at home and can take advantage of the truly gorgeous landscape. The standard of living in Norway is also very high with many new innovatively build accommodations and well-funded public services. On the employment side of things, expats with the right skills can find gainful employment here; Stavanger is sometimes known as the "oil capital of Europe" and the Forus business park, located not far from Stavanger city, is one of the biggest commercial areas in Norway, employing over 40,000 people. For expats with knowledge and experience in the gas or oil industry, a top level job here is definitely not out of the question. Due to the money from this sector, Stavanger city is expanding into other areas, too, so there are many other jobs available.
Expat life in Norway, while fun and rewarding, can be a difficult one to adjust to. The frequent extreme cold, short daylight hours during winter, and general differences in lifestyle can leave many expats bewildered and stressed. Luckily for you, the friendly and welcoming members of our Stavanger Community will always be on hand to meet, greet, and jump into activities with. From outdoor activities like hiking and cycling to live music groups and official events, InterNations is sure to offer something for you. After a stressful relocation to a foreign land, sometimes nothing could be better than to relax in the company of a like-minded expat or continue with your favorite activities. So why not try out InterNations today, and let us take the stress out of your relocation and life abroad?