Northern Norway’s Road Network Set for a 184 Billion NOK Boost

Northern Norway is steering towards a colossal investment in its road infrastructure, following a recent report which underlines the urgent need for a thorough upgrade. The report suggests a whopping 184 billion NOK to be funneled into this essential project. This initiative is not merely about connecting A to B; it’s about fueling economic growth, … Read more

Geiranger Eyes Mountain Parking Tunnel Solution Amid Tourist Traffic Surge

Sitting on a bench in Geiranger watching the cruise ships and the harbor.

Geiranger, a picturesque UNESCO World Heritage village, is grappling with traffic congestion due to an influx of nearly a million visitors each year. The local council is now considering a mountain parking tunnel to alleviate the issue. Geiranger’s narrow roads are causing traffic issues During summer, Geiranger’s narrow roads are overwhelmed with buses and private … Read more

Consumer Prices Are Up 4.8 % In Norway Compared To 12 Months Ago; Food Prices Up 9.3 %!

Norwegian bank notes

Statistics Norway (SSB) recently published their yearly report about Norway’s consumer price index (CPI), which gives a good insight into exactly how the prices for goods have developed in the last 12 months. Norway’s total consumer price index has increased by 4.8 % in total, but there are big differences between different sectors. The price … Read more

Norwegian Government Reduces Preschool Max Price to 2,000 NOK ($200) Monthly

Bjerkeveien kindergarten

Norway has been known to have some of the world’s most affordable preschool prices already, but the Norwegian government just announced a reduced max price to make Norwegian kindergartens even cheaper. The Norwegian government has just announced that the max price cap for preschool / kindergarten is set at 2,000 NOK (roughly $200 USD) per … Read more

80 % Fewer Non-EU Students to Begin Norwegian University This Year

The main entrance to University of South-Eastern Norway at campus Bø. Bø is one of the cheapest cities for international students in Norway.

The Norwegian government decided to implement tuition fees for all non-EU/EEA citizens for attending universities in Norway beginning in August 2023, and the first numbers are in seeing as we’re getting very close to the start of the semester! Only 234 non-EU/EEA citizens paying tuitions fees are beginning university in Norway in August 2023, a … Read more