I Love Moving
has put together a list of facts on Norway so that you can get an introduction to what awaits for you after you have relocated there. Stay tuned for more!
First off, the quality of housing in Norway is great! Most of the houses Norway offer are well cared and the standard of living is high. This, though, does make buying a property in Norway really expensive.
If you’re thinking of renting, we have good news. Norway is famous for its modern and clean furniture that comes with most of its rental properties. If you are not happy with the furniture, a landlord will most likely replace it here.
Lifestyle in Norway
On the up side, there are plenty of outdoor activities in Norway such as fishing, hiking, and camping. The downside is that there is a lot of rain and wind through the year. The temperatures in the winter are extremely low, so stock up on your winter gear and warm clothes if you plan on relocating here. Norwegians are really eco-friendly. You will notice that their cities are relatively clean. The country itself is picturesque and there are many stunning landscapes.
Working in Norway
One great thing about Norwegians is that they really care about family. They are understandable when you need to leave work to pick up from kids from school or at their dance class. Generosity is also shown to both parents when they get pregnant with a new baby. The limit of working hours is around 7.5 hours per day. Employees are not expected to do anything on the weekends. If you happen to be on a working contract then know that you will receive up to five weeks of holidays per year and you will get a day off on every national holiday. Most companies offer their employees cabins, discounted fees to athletic clubs and golf courses and subsidized cafeterias at the workplace.
It won’t be hard for you to adjust in this country because most Norwegians happen to speak English well. However, the people tend to appear unfriendly because of their cold attitude. Don’t fret. Give yourself some time and you are sure to meet some new friends.
Cost of living
Living, like everything else in Norway, is really expensive.
Everyone in Norway, even non-residents, can get free college and university education. The country takes education seriously which reflects on the public system.
Norway’s national system covers health care which is why the standard is really high. Residents in the country don’t pay for doctor visits and the care is first class. You only pay to go to the dentist here. The only downside is that locals need to follow the procedures set up only by the government. It is difficult to get in touch with a specialist if you don’t have a referral from a family doctor. The wait is quite long as well.
In conclusion, Norway has plenty to offer its newcomers, so get to packing your bags! When you feel that you are ready to start scheduling your move, give I Love Moving a call