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11 reasons for why you should work in Oslo
This list could be endless, but we have tried to shorten it down to just 11 reasons. Which one would you add if you could?
Photo: VisitOslo/Sadan Ekdemir
11 reasons why you should consider working in Oslo:
- Oslo is a green, intimate, young, and inclusive community
- Oslo is a 15-minute city, meaning you’ll have access to everything you need within 15-minutes of walking, biking, or with public transport
- You get all of the seasons in Oslo! Spring is nice, green, and lush and the days become longer, while summer is warm, full of flowers, and because of the gulf stream, Oslopolitans love to go for a swim in the fjord during summer. Fall is the time with the most rainfall, and the nights get darker, but in return the autumn foliage and colors are gorgeous and you will see nature from another side. Winter is something internationals often dread, but keep in mind, the average temperature of Oslo in the winter is -5 to 5 degrees, and it won’t feel as cold as you think! And if you like to ski, hike, climb, sled in the winter – you will be happy to hear that you can do that in Marka!
- What is Marka you ask? Marka is the Oslo-word for the forest surrounding the city. Here you can go skiing, sledding, and ice skating in the winter, and in the summer you can go biking, hiking, swimming, and camping.
310 km2 is inside the Oslo City limits, while Marka including the surrounding regions consists of 1400 km2.
- One in three living in Oslo is born outside of Norway or has at least one foreign-born parent so you are bound to hear many different languages across the city.
- Oslo is ranked as 9 out of 100 cities for the highest concentration of educated and young talent, and you can be of us!
- Do you like to bike? Oslo is working towards 280 km of bike roads across the city within 2025, with a longer-term ambition of 580 km!
- Heard of the concept “Freedom to roam” or “allemannsretten” (in Norwegian)? It gives anyone the right to walk nearly anywhere they want. Outdoor recreation has become a major part of national identity and is established by law. You are free to enjoy the great outdoors and breathe in as much of the fresh air as you want – as long as you pick up your rubbish and show respect for nature.
- Work-life balance actually means a good balance of work and the time spent with friends, family and doing the things you enjoy.
- More cultural activities and events in Oslo than the other Nordic capitals, so you will have concerts, festivals, museums, and many other events to attend every year. Like the Fjord Oslo light exhibition or Oslo Pride!
- Norwegians favorite saying is "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing". We hope you will see that for yourself when you move here!