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

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:31:24)   (848 Reads)
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 ...

Preparing For The Climate In Norway

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday May 13, 2015 (03:06:38)   (1879 Reads)
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 i ...    more ...

5 Experiences You Must Try As an Expat in Norway

Posted by: Carole on Monday November 17, 2014 (02:52:29)   (1748 Reads)
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 workpla ...    more ...

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

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday October 28, 2014 (03:00:42)   (1910 Reads)
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 ...    more ...

5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Norway

Posted by: Carole on Friday October 03, 2014 (20:44:16)   (3319 Reads)
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 w ...    more ...

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

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday April 23, 2014 (19:29:49)   (3054 Reads)
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 countr ...    more ...

Moving To Norway - What To Expect As A New Expat

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday February 25, 2014 (06:26:36)   (2388 Reads)
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 standa ...    more ...

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

Posted by: Jamie on Wednesday June 05, 2013 (23:02:59)   (3902 Reads)
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 ex ...    more ...