Like other Scandinavian countries, Norway boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world and what's more, it's all around you to view for free at your leisure. Unfortunately, Norway is also similar to its Scandinavian cousins in the sense that it can be a pretty expensive place to live.
According to the latest findings from The Economist Intelligence Unit, Oslo is now the world's fifth most expensive city, with only Zurich, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore listed higher in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey.
As a result of this, it can be quite difficult to stretch your money – but fear not! If you're looking for a way to stretch your Norwegian kroner then you've come to the right place. Here is a quick look at some of the best freebies Norway has to offer.
The Norwegian Museum of Magic
Whether you're travelling with children or you've simply been caught up in the tailwind of the Harry Potter franchise, the Norwegian Museum of Magic is the perfect way to spend a free Sunday afternoon. At around 2pm every day, the museum puts on a magic show complete with magicians and a treasure trove of playing cards.
If you fancy trying your hand at pulling a rabbit out of a hat then there are also demonstrations on how to “do magic”. With with a hidden secret on the third floor of the building, you'll never run out of places to explore.
Online Games and Free Spins Are a Safe Bet
For fans of online gaming and more specifically online gambling, there are a number of free spins casino games, including some of the most popular themed slot games the internet has to offer available in Norway.
With the growing popularity of online casino and slots, there are a number of free special offers and registering bonuses available to both new and existing customers on games such as Starbust, Twin Spin and Mega Fortune which will undoubtedly come in handy when trying to beat the slots and get your hands on the progressive jackpots on offer.
New Mothers Need Not Worry
When there's another mouth to feed on the way, making your money go as far as possible is absolutely essential. Fortunately, pregnant women in Norway are entitled to a wide array of free samples and goodie bags from well known Norwegian companies such as APOTEK1 and Liberoklubben.
Registering for these free samples only takes a couple of minutes and as long as you do so around three months before your due date. Then, you can look forward to receiving more than just your own bundle of joy when the big day comes.
Free Means Free
As we all know, it's quite difficult to find anything for free in the current economic climate we find ourselves in. Companies are often extremely crafty when it comes to offering “free” stuff, only for you to find that you've been charged or effectively duped by an attractive marketing scheme.
However, all of the aforementioned examples cost absolutely nothing and they are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to acquiring free stuff in Norway. So, get out there, do your research and thank us later when you've got a bit of extra cash left at the end of the month. Enjoy!