Oslo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

For us, it has been, but I think we got very lucky meeting wonderful people quickly who we know will be in our lives long after we move. We live in the city so I also think the people we come across are more open to being friends with foreigners. With that being said, a lot of people say it isn't easy to make friends with locals. - Dec 2022

No, and racism is relatively present. (I am white so Norwegians “talk” in front of me. In my opinion, it is shocking.) - May 2021

Generally, Norwegians are closed off to outsiders, but we found that with a little work, we made inroads with neighbors and coworkers. Norwegians come alive in outdoor settings such as out hiking or skiing, so you often get a different view if you encounter them on a hiking trail v. the metro. - Jan 2020


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