Norway is the third best country for work-life balance in Europe. Important fact: Norwegians don´t schedule meetings after 3pm on Friday, and if you do, no-one will show up at the meeting.
You have a lot of alternatives to enjoy your day after work in Norway. Our nature is truly beautiful and we love outdoor life. Our popular saying is: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”. Norway has won the largest number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals of all countries in the Winter Olympics. But we also have nice summers with temperatures up to 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Your chances of getting a decent coffee break is good: Norwegians are among the world’s biggest consumers of coffee with 10 kg per person yearly.
Living and working in Norway
The government distributes resources to allow all inhabitants access to basic goods like housing, food, medical assistance and schooling. The living expenses are quite high, especially housing expenses are high in the big cities, but this is for a large part compensated for by relatively high wages.
Barona Norway is approved as a revised employer by the Norwegian Federation of Service Industries and Retail Trade, which for example guarantees that you´ll get the right pay in right time, a waterproof employment contract where health and safety, working hours, pay, compensations and all other necessary aspects in your employment are covered.
You´re all set and ready to go to work?
The first thing you should know is that there are different rules for citizens from the Nordic Countries, European countries and for citizens from outside Europe. Start by reading the official guide. It covers how to register for/apply for a residence permit, employment services and gives you a step-by-step guide:
Here are some useful tips from The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration
Welcome to Norway!