Life in Oslo

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Life in Oslo

4 Fascinating Insights Into Life in Oslo

Oslo isn’t the easiest city to live and work in – the winters are dark, and the prices are high; it is, however, an endlessly fascinating city to be a part of. Schepens has been relocating professionals, students, and families to Norway’s capital city for over a century, and those who are now settled there have great stories to tell about the more surprising aspects of this Scandinavian city.

We asked four of our movers to give us their fascinating insights into life in Norway:

1. Floating Saunas are Amazing

These are wooden cabin saunas that float on the Oslo Fjord. It’s an amazingly restful experience sitting in a sauna whilst watching the water outside. Then, when you’re done, you jump into the icy waters of the fjord to finish off. There’s also a sauna where you can watch a film whilst you sizzle.

2. City of ‘The Scream’

Oslo is the city where Edvard Munch experience his dystopian vision of the world which is now one of the world’s most recognisable artworks – it’s even an emoji 😱. If you’re a fan of his work – which I am – you can stand on the hill, Valhallveien, where he experienced his vision. There are also Munch themed tours around the city, and there’s a gallery full of his less-known works.

3. Norwegian Food is Fascinating

There are all sorts of Norwegian delicacies that are fascinatingly weird to British pallets. Take Lutefisk which is aged stockfish marinated in lye and water and then cooked. Or ‘gamalost’ which looks a bit like an old piece of cake but is, in fact, a moist brown/yellow cheese. This is the food of ancient seafarers which produces some unique flavours.

4. Norwegians and Coffee

80% of Norwegians drink coffee every day and the average consumption is four or more cups a day. Oslo is the home of a number of World Brewers Cup champions, so you can be sure of a serious coffee drinking experience in many of the city’s cafes. For an absolute treat I go to Tim Wendelboe’s espresso bar in Grünerløkka – simply can’t be beaten!

Stress-Free Removals to Norway

Schepens is a family-led removals business, based in the UK. For more than 100 years we have been providing removals to locations across Norway and, as a result, we are now the leading UK specialists. Knowing a country well means that we’re able to offer removals with many of the stresses smoothed out. For example, we can provide flexible scheduling, affordable prices and we help movers to successfully navigate the customs regulations.

Tailored Removals to Oslo

Moving from the UK to begin your life in Oslo is a logistical challenge, and our removals team is here to help. All our movers are allocated a professional move co-ordinator who knows Norway well and will create a tailored removals to Oslo plan for you, based on your requirements. They’ll continue to support you at every stage of the process.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Free No Obligation Removals Quote. Once we know the details of your move, we’ll provide an accurate removals quote to help with your budgeting.
  • Insurance. Your goods are covered whilst they’re in transit. If you require additional Extended Liability or Accidental Damage cover, we can arrange it for you.
  • Professional Packing Service. Short of time? Schepens BAR trained packers can pack up your home in hours using sturdy, sustainable packaging.
  • Specialist Removals. No matter what you need to take to Oslo with you, we have a team that can handle it. We are experienced movers of pianos, art and antiques.
  • Self Storage. Should you need a storage solution for your furniture or goods in the UK, Schepens has a number of local storage facilities offering a well-managed, secure environment for your goods.
  • Transport. Your goods are transported in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, ensuring little or no movement of vehicle content.

A Removals Team That Goes The Extra Mile

“I have moved 8 times in the last 16 years and used all sorts of companies – Schepens are the best bar none. All of the team that we dealt with were professional and caring for our belongings. Would definitely use them again.”


About to start a new life in Oslo? Call Schepens to find out about the full range of support we can offer for your move – 01794 323558