Europe's most northerly country, Norway is renowned for its unspoilt countryside, majestic mountain scenery and dramatic fjord coastline. Partly due to the country's offshore oil and gas deposits – oil revenue alone is £21bn annually – Norway's citizens enjoy one of the world's highest standards of living.
Thanks to the Gulf stream, Norway's often mild and humid climate can sometimes be warmer than one might anticipate. Summer temperatures can hit 30 degrees Celsius, whilst the winter freeze can produce readings of minus 20-30 degrees.
Unemployment is low in Norway, and labour demands vary according to the sector. Though knowledge of the Norwegian language is a prerequisite for some jobs, English speakers are accepted in the construction, fishing, farming and hotel trades, and many companies – especially those in the petroleum sector – have adopted English as their corporate language.
Provided they have a valid passport or ID card, citizens from EEA member states, and likewise their family members, have the right to live in Norway for up to three months. Norway's housing costs have risen in recent times, especially in the larger urban areas, but rural housing costs are usually more reasonable.
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Visa to Norway
This page is a quick guide to the different types of Norwegian Visas. Find out about all the Norway visa requirements, including work, student- and family visas. There are several different visa categories, so visit this page for our simplified guide. Alternatively, you can save time by opting for our free assessment to find the most suitable Norwegian visa.
Visit our immigration guide to Norway to find out how to arrange permanent emigration. Living in Norway permanently requires either a Residence Permit or Citizenship, so visit our Norway Immigration page to find out how to qualify. Or take our free assessment to discover your best pathway to Norwegian immigration.
Norway Work Permit
A comprehensive guide to working in Norway, this page is a one-stop-shop for anyone applying for a Norway work permit. With so many different categories of work permit, it is important that you seek expert advice on your best options. You can skip this step by taking our free assessment to find out how you can work in Norway.
Norway Student Visa
Students require a visa to study in Norway. Read our step-by-step guide to applying for a Norway student visa to find out if you qualify. Our staff can help you through every stage of the process, from finding the right institution through to making your visa application, and even arranging shipping and banking via our trusted partners.
October 4, 2014