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Norway - Recommended Blogs

Thursday September 15, 2016 (12:36:34)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Norway and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Preparing For The Climate In Norway

Wednesday May 13, 2015 (03:06:38)

Expats moving to “the land of the midnight sun” are usually apprehensive about the severe weather conditions they may have to face, since the Northern part of Norway shares the same latitude as Siberia, Alaska and Greenland. The common belief is that this Scandinavian country is always cold and wet like the others. However, Norway’s climate is very different from season to season and varies greatly between regions. Moreover, its coastline is warmed by the Gulf Stream to a great extent. Fortunately, Norwegian winters are much milder than its neighboring countries. However, it is best for visitors to be prepared for all the seasons beforehand.   more ...

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Using The Healthcare System In Norway - A Short Guide For Expats

Sunday February 15, 2015 (22:58:33)

Norway’s state funded healthcare system abides by high standards. The medical staff is known to be highly trained and all citizens and registered permanent residents can avail of the health benefits of this system, which is monitored by the Ministry of Health. The ministry also decides on healthcare policy, which is executed by the different health regions and municipalities. Residents can also avail of private healthcare in Norway.

State healthcare system

The Norway government funds the state healthcare system through taxes, which are directly deducted from salaries. There is no separate healthcare fund. The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is the state insurance scheme that ensures that everyone receives a basic standard of welfare.   more ...

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5 Experiences You Must Try As an Expat in Norway

Monday November 17, 2014 (02:52:29)

Norway has something to offer everyone; whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, a foodie or an adrenalin junkie, there’ll always be something to keep you busy. Norway may be sparsely populated, but its terrain is expansive and diverse. The country offers expats experiences and sights that are unique to the region, so take the road less beaten and don’t spend all of your time in the country living in the cities, near your workplace or hotel. There’s a lot more to Norway beyond Oslo.

Viking Fantasies: It’s hard to have a truly Scandinavian experience without exploring the Viking connection from the past. It doesn’t get much more Viking than a trip to the village of Borg, Lofoten Islands.   more ...

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5 Things You Should Do When Living In Norway (And 1 You Definitely Shouldn't)

Tuesday October 28, 2014 (03:00:42)

Norway is among the most attractive places in the world. Some of Europe’s most spectacular sceneries can be found here and natural wonders are scattered throughout the land. Norway also has many beautiful cities ranging from quaint, peaceful towns to cosmopolitan hubs of art and culture. Here are 5 things that expats must do when living in Norway.

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

Hurtigruten or The Norwegian Coastal Voyage begins in Bergen and travels across the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes.   more ...

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5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Norway

Friday October 03, 2014 (20:44:16)

There is much to explore when it comes to Norwegian cuisine. Although primarily consisting of fish and game, the food in Norway also consists of fresh ingredients found in different parts of the country such as the wilderness, mountains and coastline. Today the country has produced some of the best international chefs and has a host of restaurants offering local specialties and classic dishes. No gastronomical journey through Norway is complete without trying these 5 foods.


Bacalao means cod in Spanish. It was used to refer to fresh cod that was fully salted and exported to European countries.   more ...

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Learning To Communicate With The Locals In Norway - Some Tips For Expats

Wednesday April 23, 2014 (19:29:49)

The official language of Norway is Norwegian, however Swedish, Danish and English are also commonly spoken. In fact, many Norwegians are quite fluent in English, as well as German and French.

Speaking Norwegian

Norwegians do not usually expect foreigners to converse fluently with them in their language, but it may help to familiarize yourself with a few common Norwegian words and phrases. This is helpful when travelling around the country and also makes it easier to settle into the culture. Some basic Norwegian phrases include snakker du engelsk? (Do you speak English?), jeg heter… (My name is…) and jeg kommer fra…(I come from…).   more ...

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Moving To Norway - What To Expect As A New Expat

Tuesday February 25, 2014 (06:26:36)

Norway is famous for many things – the fjords, two of which feature on the UNESCO world heritage list; the spectacular northern lights that occur between late autumn and early spring; the midnight sun which offers 24 hours of daylight in summer; and winter sports that range from ice skating to cross country skiing. Norway is also successful as an oil-producing and exporting country, and offers its inhabitants a steady job market and high standard of living. For all these reasons, expats have always been drawn to living in Norway. If you’re new to Norway, here are few things you can expect.

An active lifestyle

Norway is a great place for people who love being outdoors and living an active life.   more ...

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Never Mind Oslo, See What Bergen Has to Offer Expats!

Wednesday June 05, 2013 (23:02:59)

It is almost a given that one of the leading Scandinavian cities, be it Stockholm or Oslo, will always have a place on those hotly debated annual lists of the world's "most livable" cities.

These cities' ongoing technological innovation; their attempts at housing disparate cultures all under the same roof; and their bountiful possibilities for self-improvement have raised them to the "global city" status that almost guarantee them a sizable expat population for years to come.

However, it is this very popularity and centrality to global affairs that can paradoxically be their undoing. Life in Oslo can come with many of the same inconveniences that often plague life in the commercial, financial and media hubs of any given country.   more ...

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