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Living in Oslo, Norway:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

five local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Oslo, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Oslo what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


5 comments on “Oslo”

Be prepared to learn the language. If living in the city centre, most people do not own their own cars. Walking, biking and public transport are the normal ways of getting around.

It is very important to have a good enough budget to travel to Norway. Oslo is very expensive.

It’s very expensive, cold and Norwegians are not the most welcoming people.

Sunniva Jane, says: 2023

a ticket fare for both bus and subways in Oslo are 19 Norwegian kroner for children under 18 and 30 Norwegian kroner for adults. There are frequent ticket-checks at the bus stop and subway station, and if you do not have a ticket would you get a heavy penalty on about 1000 Norwegian kroner.

Kjetil, says: 2020

There are several norms and practicalities to consider when moving to Oslo, which will ease your resettlement in our country. Oslo is considered by many individuals to be one of the most expensive cities in the world However, many locals are not aware of how easily this can be avoided by shopping in and supporting Oslo’s immigrant communities.

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