Many new arrivals dream of living in a romantic fjordside cabin, or a historic wooden house in a remote village.
In reality, the majority of English-speaking foreigners live in the vicinity of the four main cities: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim. For many, the adjustment to living somewhere that’s a lot smaller than they were used to in their home country is a real challenge.
Whether you’re renting or buying, property in Norway is simple, small and functional.
Rental accommodation in Norway
From a tiny room in a shared house to a detached cabin in the mountains, there is a large rental market in Norway. But how does the process work, what should you look out for, and how much will it cost? Read our full guide.
Buying a house in Norway
After a few years of settling in, thoughts often drift towards buying a property. The real estate market in Norway differs from many other countries, so it’s vital to do thorough research before jumping in. Full article coming soon, but for now check out a series of articles about our editor’s journey to buying a house, including an starting the search, the viewing process, and the bidding process.
You can also read this interview with a real estate agent in Stavanger.