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Moving To Norway From The UK

Moving to Norway

Whether you are moving to Oslo, Trondheim or the north of Norway, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the international resources to tailor the move to your individual needs.


Importing Personal Effects to Norway

Norway is not a member of the EU, so goods will be subject to Norwegian Customs Regulations. You can import your used household effects duty free, provided that you have owned them for at least a year prior to arrival. When importing your personal effects to Norway, you will need a copy of your passport, a detailed inventory in English and Norwegian, and a completed Norwegian customs declaration form. Britannia will advise you of the specific requirements prior to your move.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Transit times can vary subject to the method of transport chosen, size of your consignment and the final destination. Britannia will advise you once this information is established.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All shared load consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the vehicle. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport.


Importing Motor Vehicles To Norway

Motor vehicles can be imported to Norway, however they will be subject to special regulations and import duties and taxes, which are approximately 105% of the current value of the vehicle.

International currency exchange

International FX

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

IFX offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on the IFX website.

Moving to Norway with Britannia

  • Your Move to Norway with Britannia – Britannia has been providing an excellent door to door removal service to Norway for years. We can either transport your household effects by shared load or sole container load, by our removal vans, sea container or by air. To ensure the safety of your consignment we can provide barcoding and computer tracking to monitor the progress of your consignment.
  • Additional removal services – Britannia can provide a range of additional removal services when moving to Norway. We can arrange international insurance and storage, and will take care of your pet transport as well.

If you want to find out more about our Britannia’s removal services and about moving to Norway, read more about our European removals, additional moving services, and get a free removals quote.

Living in Norway

While fjords, Vikings and cold weather might be the first images one associates with Norway, it is a country that offers infinitely more, with stunning landscapes, an exceptionally high standard of living and an often sunny weather, especially in the south. Norway is a diverse country with a very strong economy, so if you are looking for a developed country, where you can choose to live in a highly modern urban centre, or close to amazing sceneries, Norway would be a good choice.

Norway is  a Nordic country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula, with an extensive coastline facing the North and Norwegian Seas and bordered by Sweden, Finland and Russia. It is one of the most sparsely populated and wealthiest countries in Europe, with large oil and natural gas deposits, and extensive reserves of forests, seafood and hydropower. Norway is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Although the country is not a member of the EU, it is a founding member of the UN and the NATO, and is a member of the European Economic Area.

Norway is not only the second wealthiest country in the world by monetary value, but it has a very strong welfare state, with universal health care, excellent public education and extensive social security. The unemployment rate is very low, and inequality across the whole population is also relatively low. If you are looking for a country that offers not only a relaxed pace of life, beautiful landscapes and many natural wonders to visit, but which values the well-being of its citizens more than many other industrialized countries, moving to Norway is an excellent idea.

Interesting Facts About Norway

  • The coastline of Norway, including fjords and bays, is over 20,000 kilometres long.
  • Norway has recently been ranked as the most peaceful country in the world in a survey conducted by the Global Peace Index.
  • Norway has some of the highest petrol prices, even though the country is one of the main oil exporters in the world.
  • Norway has a very diverse topography, with plateaus, fjords, mountains and alleys.
  • Norway could be regarded as the birthplace of modern skiing. Even the word ‘ski’ is Norwegian and means ‘piece of wood’.

Tips About Moving to and Living in Norway

  • A residence or work permit is not required for EU/EEA nationals staying in Norway up to three months. After this, you will need some permits to stay permanently and work in Norway.
  • While it might first seem hard to find employment in Norway, once you find a job, you will be able to enjoy high salaries and many benefits, such as long holidays, and time off for moving or getting married.
  • Norway is an egalitarian country – Everybody has the right to free medical care, and free education, and public transportation is excellent.
  • Living costs in Norway might seem prohibitively expensive at first: housing costs, cars or even regular shopping will probably be more expensive than what you are used to. Salaries, however, are also higher, which will offset the high cost of living.

Key Information

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Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)
Calling Code: 47


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