Moving to Norway
Removals to Norway
If you are moving to Oslo for a job relocation or to enjoy a change in lifestyle, you will want efficient and reliable removals to Norway. Greens Removals have more than 40 years' experience in the removals industry and are experienced in all European removals including shipping to Oslo.
Greens is a UK based international removals company specialising in European removals. We provide removals to Norway at very competitive prices and offer high quality removals and shipping to all Norwegian destinations including Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg, Drammen, Porsgrunn-Skien, Kristiansand, Tromso, Tonsberg, Alesund, Haugesund, Sanderfjord, Moss, Bodo, Arendal, Hamar, Larvik, Halden and Harstad.
Removals to Norway - click here for a quote.
Expert Help for Removals to Norway
Greens provide excellent standards at the lowest possible prices and our removals to Norway service is tailored to suit your requirements. Our commercial and domestic European removals includes any combination of the following: packing and unpacking, long and short term storage, shipping in 20ft and 40ft containers and the transportation of unusual or valuable items including artwork, antiques and collectables. To ensure your removals to Norway remains trouble-free, we also offer a full range of insurance packages.
Greens' experienced staff have a reputation for providing a friendly and efficient high quality European removals service. Our reputation is second-to-none and our staff are happy to help you with any enquiries you may have. If you have any queries about European removals and shipping to Oslo, please don't hesitate to contact us today on 01449 613053 or get a free quotation by filling in our online form.
Moving to Oslo,Norway: Living in Oslo
The capital of Norway, Oslo is a vibrant, cultural, cosmopolitan metropolis with thriving night life and many world-class museums. It is a very safe, clean and easy-going city and more than a quarter of the population are immigrants.
Oslo is an important centre for trade, banking, industry and shipping in Norway. It also plays a leading role in the European maritime industry. The capital is home to some of the world's biggest shipping organisations, maritime insurance companies and ship brokers.
Oslo has a reputation as one of the world's most expensive cities and has shared this title with cities such as Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Tokyo and Copenhagen. However, it gained the top spot as the most world's most expensive city in 2009, but dropped behind Tokyo in 2011.
Moving to Oslo, Norway: Places to Visit
Oslo has a surprising number of museums and although tickets to those with an entrance fee are not cheap, many of the museums offer free entry.
Among the must see attractions in Oslo is the Munch Museum which houses a collection of paintings by Norway's most famous artist, Edvard Munch (1863-1964). However, to see his haunting image, The Scream, you will have to go the National Gallery. Oslo's Nobel Peace Centre is another fascinating tourist attraction and features an exhibit for every winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Other places to visit in Oslo include the parliament which has 45 minute guided tours in English, but there is a limit of 30 people per tour, so arrive early if you can. The breathtaking Opera House is simply stunning and is the home of Norwegian opera and ballet. You can climb the building on the marble slopes in the summer to enjoy a wonderful view of the city. This landmark building won the prize for the best cultural building at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in 2008. Also well worth a visit is The Royal Palace which is open for tours in the summer.
Moving to Oslo, Norway: Climate
Oslo is a very cloudy city and gets an average of just under 1,670 hours of bright sunshine a year. However, despite being so far north, its climate is quite mild and temperatures can exceed 25C in the summer. However, winters can get very cold here and you can expect snow at this time of year. In some winters the Olsofjord can completely freeze over but this is becoming less common.
Moving to Oslo, Norway; Accommodation for Expats
You can rent apartments in Oslo either furnished or part-furnished and you would normally pay a three month deposit in advance. The most popular form of housing in the urban areas are cooperative housing societies made up of blocks of flats or small houses called borettslag. To live in one of these you need to buy a share in the cooperative society and pay a monthly rent. You then sell your share when you move out. The city's biggest housing cooperative association is Oslo Bolig og Sparelag.
Moving to Oslo, Norway: Out and About in Oslo
It is easy to get out and about in Oslo as it has a very comprehensive transport system made up of trams, trains, metro, buses and boats. All of these run on the same ticket scheme and these can be bought in stores, grocery shops and kiosks found all over the city.
Nationally, the city's central station links to most of the main cities in southern Norway and also offers rail services to Stockholm and Gothenburg. The city's ferry services visits some of the city's islands and there are daily cruiseferry services to Kiel in Germany as well as Frederikshavn and Copenhagen in Denmark.
Oslo has three airports, the largest of which is Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, which has flights to 107 national and international airports. The two other airports are Moss Lufthavn Rygge, Ryanair's main Norwegian airport, and Sandefjord Airport Torp which flies to many European cities as well as the UK destinations of Edinburgh, Liverpool and London-Stansted.