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Finding Jobs in Norway

Norway is a country in Northern Europe occupying the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula as well as the volcanic island Jan Mayen and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

History / Basics

Compared to Great Britain, Norway is considered a ‘young’ country. Having been in union with Denmark, then Sweden for several centuries, Norway became an independent country again in 1905. This meant it was able to choose its own king, and elect its own government. Norwegians today are a strong and patriotic people who are very proud of their country and its achievements.

Finding Work

The majority of vacancies in Norway are listed on the Internet. you can search for jobs, register your CV and record permanent jobs searches. : Jobs in Oslo and Norway for professionals and expats seeking employment opportunities with English as the main working language. : Find your dream job in Norway. If you’re looking for an English-language role in Norway. : Search for English-speaking jobs across all Norwegian cities including jobs in Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim.

Many Norwegian companies have their own websites, and these sometimes advertise vacancies not featured anywhere else. Use the Norwegian on-line Yellow Pages to find addresses:

Most jobs are also listed on

Norwegian visas and immigration
As Norway is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) European Union (EU) citizens can live and work in Norway for up to three months. After this time period you must register, registration is free and requires you to have a job in Norway. For more information visit the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) – Want to apply

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

If you are wondering about working in Norway, you also probably want to know how much it costs to live there.The best option is to search for a flat on the Internet. The rental price depends on the city where you are going to live, the location and condition of the flat. For example, renting a flat more or less central in Oslo, furnished, and with 2 bedrooms, can vary between about 10,000 NOK (€ 1,250) to 40,000 NOK (€ 5,000). A “normal” rental in the centre of Oslo with the same criteria as mentioned above, would cost between 12-16,000 NOK (€ 1,500-2,000).

The two biggest sites for apartment searching are and Both of them are in Norwegian, and you will find all kind of options for renting and buying there. : Find low prices on accommodation in Oslo at the budget hotels, pensions, hostels and camping grounds. : The Norwegian capital has over 50 hotels which cater to every taste and budget. The overall quality is very good, and Oslo’s hotels are modern. : Find the perfect rooms, flatshare Oslo owners direct. : A nice stay in Oslo Norway! Comfortable room with sharing of bathroom. Breakfast not included, but access to kitchen.