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Oslo - Best city in the world for work-life balance
A new analysis by Kisi found the Norwegian capital, Oslo, to be the world's best city for work-life balance. According to Kisi's data, workers in Oslo take on average 25 days of vacation a year and get 707 days of paid parental leave. The city also scored highly for remote working, quality and availability of healthcare, and air quality.
Oslo travel guide
The Times has written about Oslo: What to do, where to stay, and why you'll love it. "In a country as obscenely beautiful as Norway, you might expect the capital to be a knockout — and you’d be right. This is a city caught between land and sea, reaching out to touch its namesake fjord and bordered by wooded hills that ripple north to eventually become cloud-tickling mountains. Oslo is defined by its theatrical geography, light, and the whims of the Nordic weather: from the never-dying days of midsummer to the snows of winter."
by:Larm is a music festival and conference held annually at different locations in Norway since 1998. Since 2008 the festival has been held in Oslo. The 25th edition of by:Larm will be held September 15-17th 2022.
10 suggestions for a sunny day
Visit Oslo: 10 suggestions for what to do on a sunny day in Oslo
Oslo - the most sustainable city in the world
Dutch company Arcadis recently released the 2022 edition of its Sustainable Cities Index, which judges and ranks 100 cities on how sustainable they are. And top of Arcadis’s study this year is… Oslo! The Norwegian capital is praised for its exceptionally green public transport system, an abundance of leafy spaces, low energy usage, and clean air. The city both topped the overall ranking and came top for environmental sustainability.
From Unicorn To Assembly Line? Norway’s Tech Gains Could Herald A Golden New Industrial Chapter
The last three years have seen talent, companies, innovation and investors flocking to Norway. More money was invested in Norwegian tech companies in 2021 than ever before.
What is it like to just pick up and move to an new country?
Italian Marco Tagliabue moved to Oslo in 2015 for his PhD. He didn't intend to stay but he is still here, now as an associative professor at OsloMet. What's his story?
The dos and don’ts of writing a killer CV to impress Norwegian recruiters
Composing a great CV is a crucial part of securing a job in Norway, and there are some essential things you absolutely need to do to grab employers' attention as well as a few habits you should avoid, working life expert Karin Ellis writes for The Local.
Best of the World: eight unmissable cultural experiences for 2022 and beyond
Oslo made it to the National Geographic Traveller's list of the top 8 cities to visit! The fjord city, the new MUNCH museum, the Nobel Peace Center, and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
10 super promising Oslo-based startups to look out for in 2021
EU-Startups have scouted promising early-stage startups based in Oslo, founded in the last 3 years, taking into consideration team size, funding, growth rate, innovation, and market size. Here are 10 super promising Oslo-based startups worth following in 2021 and beyond:
Discover new towns in the Oslo Region
Work in Horten - a Youtube playlist of why you should consider working and living in Horten
The Newcomer’s Guide to Oslo
Bakken & Bæck is a digital studio based in Oslo and in recent years has had a lot of internationals join their office in Oslo. Here are their tips for internationals relocating to Oslo.
Hamar, a vibrant buzzy town for an international
"Moving to Norway, to a town randomly dictated by a job offer, in the middle of a global pandemic, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Hamar. Much to my astonishment (having moved in the middle of July), I landed in a vibrant, buzzy beach town"
"Oslo is not a big city – it's small and green and perfectly balanced with everything that a capital should have"
Visit Oslo has partnered up with Quoted Magazine and presents five intimate narratives complete with city secrets and recommendations
What is ‘friluftsliv’? How an idea of outdoor living could help us this winter
Friluftsliv (pronounced “free-loofts-liv”) translates roughly to “open-air living” and is deeply engrained in Norway's heritage.
What to expect as a foreign student in Oslo?
Learn about housing, language, friends, work, activities and what makes Oslo an ideal city for students. Get real and authentic firsthand impressions from international students.