Oslo - Post Report Question and Answers

What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

Norwegians are friendlier than we were told they'd be and it's not that cold as long as you dress appropriately. It's more important to have multiple layers (especially wool) than a thick parka, etc. Wool hat, scarf/neck warmer, gloves, and layers, and you'll be set! - Dec 2022

The high costs. - May 2021

I wish I had known not to be intimidated by the winter. Adopting the Norwegian view of winter can go a long way in terms of how you view your time living there and how you manage during the dark winter months. - Jan 2020

Oslo is a small city. Feels more like a big town. I expected Copenhagen or Stockholm, and it was disappointing in that respect. It's not easy to get to know Norwegians - lots of people are still friends with their childhood friends and don't "need" or want new friends. - Dec 2015


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