Hello, Norway is on your wishlist to do your internship abroad and you need some advice before making your decision! You’ve come to the right place to get all the information you need before making your choice!
Going on an internship in Norway: sunshine rate and climate
Norway is also called the midnight sun, especially in the North Cape region in summer. Yes, if you go on a summer internship in Norway, you will have the chance to see daylight 24 hours a day with temperatures reaching 25°C to 30°C. Long days in summer mean short days in winter, with sunshine between 6 and 8 hours a day and average temperatures of -6.8°C. You can see the Northern Lights in winter! In spring, the weather is mild with long days.
Going on an internship in Norway: how do you get around?
The best way to get around Norway is by bus. Most cities in Norway have a bus network to get you around. In most small towns, the bus terminal is close to the bus or train station.
Going on an internship in Norway: at what age should you buy alcohol?
As in most Northern European countries, Norway has specific legislation regarding alcohol. If you are 18 years old, you will not be able to buy alcohol as the legal age for buying alcohol is 20.
Internship in Norway: Currency
The currency used in Norway is the Norwegian krone. You should know that in Oslo there are very few exchange offices on the streets so you can exchange your euros into local currency. The easiest way is to withdraw money directly from the city’s ATMs. I advise you to check with your bank before you leave to find out how much commission is charged for withdrawing money in foreign currency. If you don’t want to use this option, you can change your euros into Norwegian kroner at specialised centres such as Ria, Skandinavia or Money Exchange. You can also exchange your money at the Oslo tourist office, in some hotels or at the airport.
Going on an internship in Norway: the cost of living
You should know that the cost of living in Norway is 35% higher than in France. To give you an idea, the monthly public transport pass in Norway costs 46% more than in France, i.e. 73€, and a meal in a restaurant will cost you 66% more than in France, i.e. approximately 41€. I therefore advise you to plan a bigger budget for your ERASMUS internship in Norway. So don’t hesitate to contact us for your internship in Norway 😉