Drawn by the picturesque fjords, the northern lights, the high standard of living and the outdoors lifestyle, many people from all corners of the world dream of making a new life in Norway.
But moving to a new country is a process fraught with potential obstacles. This is especially true in Norway. From securing a right of residence to finding a job, from adjusting to the cost of living to adapting to a different culture, a new life in Norway is not for everyone.
The Kingdom of Norway is a sovereign nation on the Scandinavian peninsular in Northern Europe. Denmark, Norway and Sweden together make up Scandinavia, while the Scandinavian countries plus Finland and Iceland are collectively known as the Nordic countries.
Read our brief introduction to Norway.
Why move to Norway?
So why do so many people from around the world want to move to little old Norway?
Let’s find out.
What is Norway really like?
But it would be unfair to say living in Norway is all unicorns and rainbows. There are some major adjustments to your lifestyle you must make to property integrate into Norwegian society. Some of the cultural quirks can take some getting used to, and many foreigners who have lived here for decades still feel like they don’t quite belong. So, are you sure you want to move to Norway?
How easy it is to get a residence permit depends on your country of citizenship. If you are an EU/EEA citizen then congratulations, you are already several steps down the path. Read our guide to Norway’s immigration requirements.
Cost of living
Are you prepared for the high cost of goods and services? Read our brief introduction to the cost of living.
Study in Norway
Studying in Norway is a great way to sample the lifestyle for a few years, before deciding whether a life in Norway is for you. Here’s our guide.