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Have your say: Can you get by in Norway with just English?

Frazer Norwell
Frazer Norwell - [email protected] • 28 Nov, 2022 Updated Mon 28 Nov 2022 11:56 CEST
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Tell us whether getting by in Norway on English is a realistic option. Pictured are crowds at Oslo Opera House. Photo by Arvid Malde on Unsplash

It's very common to hear English being spoken across Norway. But are you able to live and work in the country without learning Norwegian? Share your own views and experience in our short survey.


Norway has recently been ranked among one of the best countries in the world for English language skills. In addition, many international firms have Oslo offices where the official working language is English. 

Wherever you find yourself in Norway you are unlikely to be fair from a proficient English speaker, even in more rural areas. 

But does that mean foreign citizens can expect to get by in Norway with just English. Can they live and work in the country without speaking the local language? 

Have your say in our survey below. We are particularly interested in hearing from those who have struggled to learn Norwegian, but have managed to get by. However, all experiences and views are welcome. 





Frazer Norwell 2022/11/28 11:56

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