Advice, tips and information for people living in - or moving to - Norway

Expat in Norway will offer expats, longer-term visitors and those thinking of moving here information, advice, guides to further information, and a way of contacting others like you.

the fjords of western Norway

There are expat communities all over Norway, but especially in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen. Many come with the oil industry, which may help explain how something like 10% of the population of Stavanger is made up of expats.

Stavanger harbour

Moving to another country is always a challenge, and each country is unique. Whether it is questions about taxation; what to bring with you; the climate; or how to meet others like you, there are many answers needed.

One piece of good news is that Norway is reckoned to be one of the best countries to live, and it is also a great place for families - especially if you like the outdoors life.

central Bergen

A quiet street in Bergen

the 3 swords monument in Stavanger

3 swords monument in Stavanger

bars and restaurants in old seahouses in Stavanger

bars and restaurants in old seahouses - found in Stavanger and Bergen

Pulpit Rock is a popular day trip out from Stavanger

Pulpit Rock is a popular day trip out from Stavanger

If you live in south west Norway, you can visit our sister site Stavanger Travel which covers south west Norway, including Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Sorlandet, Hardanger and Telemark:

Also in the Stavanger area, Stavanger Partner Information Network, or SPIN has information and social activities for expats in the area.

The American Wives Club of Oslo or AWCOslo has similar information on the Oslo area

Gamle Stavanger (meaning old)