The biggest risk you run when moving to Oslo, is staying much longer than you have planned.
The Norwegian working culture is one good reason, with greater autonomy than most other countries and a work-life-balance few can match. The autonomy often leads to greater efficiency because you don’t have to wait around for the top boss to make all the decisions. That gives us more free time to enjoy life outside work, which in turn gives us more energy to perform our work.
The city of Oslo and surrounding areas has a population of around 1 million people. Even though it’s relatively small, it can boast a great variety of cultural offerings. You can dine at anything from Michelin star restaurants to a plethora of different food trucks. You can see both Munch’s famous painting The Scream and Jeff Koons sculpture of Michael Jackson and Bubbles. You can attend the National Opera and Ballet one evening and big international rock bands the next. What you’ll perhaps enjoy the most, is the combination of a vibrant urban city and the pristine nature surrounding it. You can end your city centre jog with a swim in the sea or jump on the tube and ski your way through the vast forest of “Nordmarka”.