In addition to the legendary fjords and otherwise breathtaking nature, rich history, fantastic culture, and, of course, being home to Kahoot!, there are a few more reasons that make Norway an awesome place to live and work:
One of the happiest countries – it’s official!
For many years in a row, Norway has been named as one of the happiest countries in the world, according to the World Happiness Report.
Ranked among the safest countries, too
Norway ranked as the second safest country in the world according to Gallup’s Law and Order Index, a worldwide gauge of people’s sense of personal security and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.
Foreign workers have the same rights as Norwegian citizens
This includes, for example, parental leave policy, publicly funded healthcare, access to kindergartens and schools.
Flexible and generous parental leave policy
Speaking of parental leave – Norway traditionally tops ratings of countries with the best policies in this area. Parents can take a total of 49 weeks at full pay or 59 weeks at 80% pay. Both the mother and the father are entitled to 15 or 19 weeks each within that period, and they can split the rest of the leave as they wish.
Most Norwegians speak English fluently
Whether you’re doing your grocery shopping or filling out tax forms, you’ll easily get around with English. This is a huge advantage to make your first months in the country less stressful as you’re settling in. Let this not stop you from learning Norwegian though!
Fastest growing tech scene in Scandinavia
In 2018, the Nordic Web’s analysis of the development of Norway’s tech scene indicated that the country was on track for a new record year in terms of growth.
Best at nurturing talented workers
IMD World Talent Ranking 2018 placed Norway in top 3 countries that are best at attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled employees.
Working culture that stands out
Norwegian working culture is often praised for its flat structure, focus on empowering employees and good work-life balance. In most companies (including Kahoot!), the working week is 37.5 hours, and employees can take up to 5 weeks of paid vacation in a year.