Table of Contents

Living with Norwegians is packed full of the things you should know and do when moving to Norway. Click on any of the sections below for a sample.

  1. WELCOME TO NORWAY
  2. WHAT TO PREPARE AND PLAN
  3. GETTING SETUP
  4. HOW TO GET AROUND
  5. LIVE LIKE A NORWEGIAN
    • Get your tax card
    • Go cross-country skiing
    • Try brunost
    • Attend a nachspiel
    • Make tacos on Friday night
    • Get koselig and light a candle, or two, or twenty
    • Do a dugnad
    • Go to the hytte
    • Pitch a tent anywhere thanks to allemannsretten
    • Try snus
    • Eat a Kvikk Lunsj on top of a mountain
    • Attend a julebord
    • Watch “Grevinnen og Hovmesteren” on Christmas Eve
    • See the northern lights
    • See a fjord
    • Jump in a fjord, preferably a very cold one
    • Buy a douchebag
    • Try smalahove
    • Become an atheist (or at least act like one)
    • Make fun of the Swedes
    • Celebrate May 17
    • Play Kahoot!
    • Become a Norwegian citizen
  6. SURVIVAL GUIDE
    • Making friends in a shy country
    • Get care packages sent from home
    • Sleeping with Norwegians
    • Go shopping in Sweden
    • Eat a Grandiosa pizza
    • Go out in the sun, even if it’s winter
    • Take your vitamin D
    • Go to syden!
    • Know the mountain weather rules (fjellvettreglene)
  7. CLOSING
  8. GLOSSARY

The book is full of rich color illustrations for each section. Here are some examples: