My story of how I am now living a ‘life in Norway’ began a little over two years ago. My best friend of 12 years had moved to Norway 2 years prior to see if she could “make it work with this Norwegian guy”. She had met Torstein 5 years prior to that in China! How much more random does is get, a Norwegian and an Australian meeting in China, then 8 … [Read more...]
Moving to Norway can be a stressful time, having to deal with a new home, new job, and new culture all at once. Here's some helpful advice.
They say that the first impression is the most important thing when meeting someone new, or in my case, moving somewhere new. Since there wasn’t much information about this cozy little town on the Internet, I didn’t have much to expect. But fear not! Anyone out there trying to discover anything and everything on this little town in Finnmark, you … [Read more...]
In a previous blog, I wrote about 9 upsides of my first year in Norway. While it’s been a great experience, Norway isn’t all sunshine and roses. In fact, sometimes it seems like there’s hardly any sunshine at all. So, to provide a balanced view, here are the 9 most difficult parts of my first year here. More importantly, I’ve provided links and … [Read more...]
Vanessa is a 25 year old German who decided to move to the Arctic in 2014. She now lives in Tromsø and has also travelled to Iceland and Greenland. She is fascinated by the High North, and shares her experiences on Snow in Tromsø. Welcome to Life in Norway, Vanessa! -- With this article I aim to give newcomers to Tromsø a more realistic … [Read more...]
24 hours on and I've just about recovered from the shock Brexit result of Thursday's referendum. For those not familiar with this blog, I'm a British citizen and I've been living in Norway under the terms of the EEA agreement since 2011. I've had so many messages from people all over the world, half asking what the hell we've just done (no, I … [Read more...]