Oslo - Post Report Question and Answers

What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Join a running, biking, or ski club to socialize with Norwegians. - Dec 2022

American Women Club Sports clubs School Diplo functions Norwegians are not outgoing - May 2021

Joining local sports clubs is probably the best way to meet locals. They are available in every part of the city. - Jan 2020

Having people over to your house. Alcohol is so expensive out that people drink at home, for better or worse. Picnics in the summer? - Dec 2015

Lots of dinner parties and a very active bar scene. Friday/Saturday nights can be crazy in places. The high cost of alcohol is not a deterrent. - May 2013

Not done very often because it is so expensive. - Aug 2011

Family time is truly sacred to Norwegians, so entertaining locals is typically during work hours or tied to end of workday -- lunches, teas. - Jun 2009

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