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Australia to Norway

From Australia to Norway for Love

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...

Living in Alta: First Impressions

Here are some of the first impressions I had about Alta, Norway, after moving there as a student. They say that the first impression is the most important thing when meeting someone new, or in my...
Kong Øysteins veg in the winter

The Downsides of Living in Norway

Living in Norway is fantastic in so many ways, but it's important to understand the whole picture. In a previous blog, I wrote about 9 upsides of my first year in Norway. While it’s been a...
Brexit Norway

What Now for Brits in Norway?

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...
Nordkapp in Norway

Norway Accelerates Assisted Return for Migrants

For the next six weeks, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is offering a bonus of 10,000 kroner to asylum seekers who are willing to leave the country on a voluntary basis. A separate process is in place...
Children on 17th May

Dual Citizenship Moves a Step Closer

Long-term expats living in Norway could soon finally have the option of taking dual citizenship, as Norway's Parliamentary Committee recommended the Government remove the country's ban. Although some exceptions apply, currently to become a Norwegian citizen you must in principle...
UK General Election

Brits in Norway, Register to Vote!

It's hard to believe almost five years have passed. On 6 May 2010, I stood inside Birmingham's National Indoor Arena, home to one of the largest election counts in the country, and watched as Nick Clegg announced...
A cruise ship in Stavanger, Norway

From South America to Stavanger

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the latest member of the Life in Norway family, Carmen Cristina, originally from Ecuador but now living in Stavanger – David — Did I experience culture shock when...
Map of Europe

Moving to Norway from Europe

If you're a European citizen wondering if you can move to Norway, the short answer is yes, albeit with conditions. Although Norway is not a member of the European Union, it is a member of the...
Bergen funicular viewpoint

Are you sure you want to move to Norway?

The standard of living is high for sure, but there are significant downsides too. Welcome to the first in a brand new series of posts all about moving to Norway. This series is aimed at those of you...