Jobs, apartments, etc

If you have to remember one thing and one thing only, tattoo this on your forehead if necessary: www.finn.no

Whatever it is you are looking for wherever you live in Norway, you can be sure you will find it there.

  • You want a job? Companies publish the same job ads here as on their corporate website. Even headhunters publish their client’s ads here.
  • Looking for a place to live in? All ads are published here, including all the ones from the newspapers. You can set up filters and alerts too.
  • Need furniture? clothes? a car? a wedding dress? Anything 2nd hand can be found on Finn (depending on the season!).
  • You want to get rid of something? put it on finn. You would be surprised at some of the things people are willing to go out of their way for.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Putting up an ad is free if you want to give away something and 25NOK if you want to sell
  • You can upload your CV. It will increase your chances to be “headhunted”
  • Looking for an apartment: there are 3 Norwegian “must-haves” when looking for a place (this is particularly important if you are looking to buy):
  1. A separate (big) kitchen: to keep the smells locked in one room. Pros: the rest of the house will smell nice and clean. Cons: your hair and clothes will be impregnated with the smell of whatever you were making. Personally I prefer open kitchens because I like wide spaces. Besides, it’s not like people cook everyday here…
  2. A balcony for the summer: not really my thing, but it is important for Norwegians, so they can BBQ without having to go to the park (again, a “smell” thing I suppose….)
  3. A chimney for the winter: go for it, go for it, go for it!!!!!!! I had never had one, so I didn’t think it was important. Now that we have a fireplace: at the end of the day, after a hard day at the office, when ask myself: “Is this what life is all about?” the answer is YES because my feet are next to the fire! 😀

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4 Responses to Jobs, apartments, etc

  1. kristiejoy February 15, 2012 at 18:21 #

    I have to ‘second’ the suggestion about the fireplace. There is nothing like a fire at home during the cold months. it really is so great. I had that in the last apartment we were in and LOVED it. It is not something to underestimate when living in Norway!

  2. Eric July 10, 2014 at 19:26 #

    I am in talks for a job that will have me moving to Norway (Bergen) from Atlanta Georgia USA. I am wondering about getting firewood in Norway. I have been to different areas of Norway for short job related periods and I couldn’t see where it would be easy to get wood to burn. Here in Georgia it is easy to get free wood, just wait for a storm to blow through and Bam… all the wood you could want… I myself like a fire and with the cost of things I Norway I worry about the cost of getting wood to burn. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    • Gisèle July 21, 2014 at 08:08 #

      Hi Eric! It is quite easy to get fire wood in Norway as it is one of the main ingredients for a cosy winter evening. Prices may vary, but you can expect to pay on average 70-80NOK (12-15USD) for a bag of 50L. You can pick it up yourself or you can have it delivered to your place. I read about this provider in Bergen: askoyved.no You must order some time ahead because they run out quickly. Also, you can find providers (all over Norway) on Finn.no At home in Oslo we have tried several and quality may vary a lot. We usually get good tips from colleagues at work. Hope this helps!

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