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

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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