Living in Norway

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Living in Norway

Living in Norway

Despite the fact that it’s one of the most expensive European countries to live in, Norway remains a popular location for expats from the UK. This comes as no surprise as the country enjoys great prosperity, and is defined by its large economy, thriving culture, and an open, stable democracy. Living in Norway enables an exceptional quality of life, with outstanding public infrastructure, impressive wages, and generous working conditions. It’s a thriving place to live; no wonder then, why Norway attracts such a large proportion of expats each year!

Schepens has been providing removals to Norway for over a century now, and we’ve moved thousands of families during that time. We asked some of them what it’s like living in Norway. Here are some of their thoughts.

A Deluxe Quality of Life

According to the OECD index for quality of life, Norway ranks very highly. The nation also thrives off a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle and has higher than average life expectancy for Norwegians. Life satisfaction is also very high – and when surveyed – Norwegians rated themselves at 7.5 which is higher than the 6.6 OECD average. On the whole, Norwegian lifestyle is defined by its simple and memorable pleasures, such as: spending time with family and friends, indulging in good locally sourced food, and embracing the truly captivating scenery.

A Self-Contained Culture

In comparison to the UK, you’ll recognise a contrast in Norway’s culture and society. It’s more reserved and laid-back, so it’s often the case that making friends and other contacts can take some time. Expats recommend that you approach every situation with patience – and most importantly – embrace all the cultural differences with a positive mindset.

Try & Learn Norwegian

Whilst living in Norway, you’ll always have peace of mind that the large majority of locals can communicate in English. That being said, it’s always greatly valued by locals if you have the basics of the Norwegian language to exchange in everyday conversation. Going a step further and learning the entire language requires patience, so expats recommend to go at a steady pace and take your time.

A Delight to Explore

One of Norway’s top selling points is – without a doubt – the fascinating landscape which is a delight to explore. Many hobbies, such as hiking, skiing and fishing are deeply loved by locals and families. Expats say sharing these passions for the outdoors is a brilliant way to get to know your community.


Schepens Can Help With Removals to Norway

Schepens has been assisting families with European removals to Norway for over a century now. We’re a family-run company, and we’ve developed a leading reputation for providing stress-free removals. Our moving teams are constantly travelling to Norway, so we’re able to offer flexible scheduling to our clients, and the choice of part or full loads.

Every single removal to Norway is unique, which is why we take great care to provide bespoke planning for each individual client. We achieve this by allocating a professional move co-ordinator who works with clients to tailor a removals plan specific to their needs.

We offer a range of services, which comprise:

  • Specialist Packing Services – all our packing specialists have been professionally trained to industry standard. They can pack up your home, label your boxes, and create a detailed inventory.
  • Insurance – your goods will be insured during transit, but we can arrange for additional Accidental Damage and Extended Liability policies, if required.
  • Non-Standard Items – if you’re moving a piano, a piece of fine art, or an antique, we can arrange for specialist packing, removals and insurance.
  • Storage – should you need to store any items as part of your house removals, Schepens has secure, fully managed storage facilities. And offers a door-to-door service.
  • Removals Fleet – Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles, which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Schepens Places Customers First

We take pride in the many positive testimonials we receive from our customers when it comes to Norway removals. Much of the credit goes to our specialist removals teams! They proactively manage challenges when they emerge, and are always willing to go the extra mile to help clients achieve a stress-free move.

“We have recently returned from our new house in Norway and I just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Our container arrived just a few hours before we did and after unpacking everything we are delighted to report that there were absolutely no breakages whatsoever! Thank you so much for packing it so expertly. Your expertise made the whole process very easy for us and we will have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who needs to move belongings abroad. Thank you once again for all your help.” Simon Biag

What’s it like to live in Norway? Schepens asks expats who have recently moved there to share some thoughts. For European removals, call 01794 323558