Moving to Norway Checklist

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moving to norway checklist

Moving to Norway Checklist

Relocating to Norway is a dream for many Brits; lured by breathtaking scenery, diverse culture and a passion for the outdoors. Nonetheless, moving abroad to Norway entails many challenges. Becoming accustomed to a new home, job, language, and culture can take time. The Schepens removals team, can help you thoroughly prepare for your move, making the transition period feel as effortless as possible.

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Here’s our essential moving to Norway checklist:

1. Preparing for Change

Any move creates anxieties, so mental preparation is key. Embrace the upcoming challenges and opportunities of adjusting to a new culture. It’s impossible to predict how you will react to the social and cultural climate of moving broad – simply because everyone deals with situations differently.

2. Living and Working in Norway

If you are an EU citizen you have the right to live and work in Norway for 3 months. Staying longer than that requires you to register for an identification number. If you have work, you’ll need to visit the local tax office to register.

3. Open a Bank Account

Once you have acquired a Norwegian ID, you are ready to open a bank account. Take with you the documentation which shows your Norwegian ID and your passport. The bank can arrange: car and travel insurance and contents insurance for belongings.

4. Cost of Living

One of the major cultural adjustments of moving to Norway is adapting to the Norwegian prices. Initially, we would recommend managing your budget carefully, and finding out how the locals shop for the best deals. This can involve crossing the border into Sweden for cheaper goods!

5. Language

When living in Norway, you’ll find that the majority of the Norwegians can speak and understand English. With that said, it’s greatly appreciated by the locals if you learn and comprehend the language. This can take time, go at a steady pace and start by learning the basic phrases.

6. Shipping Your Car to Norway

A foreign registered vehicle can be brought to Norway for 1 to 2 years. It’s worth checking before bringing a vehicle to Norway that your home country does not regard the vehicle as ‘exported’ as this will involve a high importing cost.

7. Healthcare

If you’re on prescription medication, make sure you have supplies to tide you over whilst you find a new doctor. The Norwegian healthcare system is considered one of the best in the world. It’s funded by a national insurance scheme which is subsidised by the government.

8. Norwegian Culture

The Norwegian culture, society and way of living will take some getting used to. Generally speaking, people in Norway can be quite reserved, so be patient when making friends and contacts. Most importantly, embrace all the differences with positivity, and follow this simple checklist to make your transition period to Norway effortless.

Schepens Can Help With Your Removals to Norway

Schepens has been moving families and businesses to Norway for over a century now. We’re a 4th generation, family run business and our goal has always been to reduce the anxieties that arise around moving. That’s why we allocate a dedicated Move Co-ordinator to every single client, who will help with the planning, logistics and practicalities of your European removals.

Tailored Removals to Norway

We know from experience that every move is unique, which is why we don’t offer standard removals packages. Instead we create a bespoke removals plan based on your specific requirements and needs. This is drawn from a range of services which include:

  • Packing. Our BAR trained removals professionals will pack up your home, label your boxes and create a detailed shipping inventory.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be insured throughout the shipping process. For extra peace of mind, we can arrange additional Accidental Damage and Extended Liability cover.
  • Non-Standard Goods. If you’re planning to ship your car, or you’ve moving valuable antiques or artworks, we will take you through the process and create a bespoke service.
  • Storage. Our local storage facilities are ideal should you wish to leave goods or furniture in the UK. We provide a door-to-door service and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Customer Service

If you’re moving to Norway from the UK you want to be sure you have a team you can trust supporting you. Our removals team comprises trained professionals who know Norway well and will proactively manage challenges if and when then arise. We’ll always go the extra mile for our clients, and we’re proud of the fact that our feedback reflects that.


If you’re planning a move to Norway, call the Schepens removals team for a free no obligation quote, and info on how we can support you.