Relocate to Norway
Living and working
The Kingdom of Norway is located on the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east and Denmark on the opposing side. Norway’s rugged coastline, broken by huge fjords and thousands of islands is truly unique in Europe. If you are interested in photography, Norway is the right place to go. You will not find this kind of nature scenes anywhere else in the world.
The Norwegian lifestyle is strongly connected to the time spent on studies and work. The work/life balance has become more demanding, with increasing expectations of professional and personal availability.
The difference between who you are at work and in your free time is not that big. In Norway it is generally accepted to be personal at work. In return, it is also expected that work can be taken home – often in the form of a long weekend with home office at the cabin.
Norwegians study and work hard during the week and the year – but are also good at resting and relaxation. An average working week consists of five seven-and-a-half-hour workdays. The average Norwegian takes every weekend off – and has five weeks paid vacation per year. Good health and an active lifestyle are important. Evenings and weekends are often filled with activities, from theatre performances and concerts to outdoor activities and sports. Norwegians have also become an adventurous people who love to travel.
The climate of Norway is much milder than that of most other regions as far north, especially along the country's west coast. Snow that falls along the coast melts often immediately. The warm North Atlantic Current of the Gulf Stream keeps nearly all the seaports ice-free, even in the northern regions. During winter, Norway's inland regions are colder than the coast because mountains block the warm west winds from the sea.