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How High Is The Cost Of Expat Living In Oslo?

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:04:08)

Norway is well known for being an expensive place to live, particularly its capital city of Oslo. But how much more expensive is living in Oslo really, compared to many other European cities? And is it worth a higher cost of living for a better quality of life? Norway has plenty of positive attributes, such as its outstanding healthcare system (ranked fifth in the world by the World Health Organization), and its reputation as a family-friendly state. The standard of living, with good state pensions, paid paternity leave, more than average annual leave per year and shorter than average working weeks are all perks that can be enjoyed as part of life in Norway.   more ...

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Choosing Your Child's School In Oslo - A Guide For Expat Parents

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:31:24)

Norway’s capital has a reputation for being a great place to raise a family. The clean, safe city life is complimented by a national love of the great outdoors and ready access to Oslofjord.   more ...

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Thinking Of Studying Abroad? Norway Is Where You'll Be Happiest

Wednesday May 24, 2017 (12:17:53)
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Education is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of life. In today’s competitive world it often feels essential to have a college degree.

Students between the ages of 16 and 21 from all across the globe are now seeking admission in colleges and universities overseas. This gives them the chance to experience a whole new culture, lead a different lifestyle, pick up a foreign language, meet various people, and live independently. At the same time, a degree from a foreign university can also add to their professional profile and boost their career prospects for the future.   more ...

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Norway - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday May 02, 2017 (15:03:48)
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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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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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 ...