How to Find an Apartment in Norway

Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norway (source: Wikimedia Commons)

Norway is a country located in Scandanavia. The official languages are Norwegian, Nynorsk, and Bokmål. The largest city is Oslo.

Below is a selection of the best resources for searching for an apartment in Norway.

Norway Apartment Search Engines

When I’m looking for an apartment abroad, I normally like to start with the country-specific apartment search engines and portals. Here are the most popular ones.

  • Visit NorwayVisit Norway has a nice, clean interface and is full of listings. It is a good place to start your search. They have a lot of short term housing options.
  • Finn is a good resource for finding an apartment in Norway (particularly if you are looking at staying for the long term).
  • Zett: Zett is not as popular as Finn but still worth checking out.

Classifieds and Real Estate Agents

You can often find some hidden gems if you dig through the classifieds and real estate agent listings.

  • Gulesider: Type in the word “apartment” into the blank on these yellow pages, and you will have a list of options.
  • Craigslist: Craigslist is the king of all classifieds sites.
  • NEF: NEF is the Norwegian Association of Real Estate Agents. You can find reliable real estate agents here.

General Apartment and Housing Search Engines

If you have already exhausted your options above, check out the general apartment and housing search engines below.

  • Trip Advisor: Trip Advisor is a great destination for vacation rentals. Search around this site to see what you come up with.
  • Vrbo.comA giant in the vacation rental space with properties featured in countries around the world.
  • AirbnbAirbnb has properties displayed for over 185 countries. You can often get some pretty good deals for short term rentals.

Useful Articles and Blog Posts

Check out the useful articles and blog posts below for more information to help you with your apartment search.

  • Easy ExpatI like this short but sweet guide on the different housing options and sites that service Norway.
  • Just LandedJust Landed has really thorough articles on renting apartments in Norway. They also cover the ins and outs of lease agreements.

There you have it. The best places for finding an apartment in Norway. If you are interested in working in this country, be sure to check out my article on how to find a job in Norway as a foreigner. If you are single and are looking to spice up your dating life, check out my reviews of the best dating sites in Norway. Enjoy your stay!

Further Reading

  • Worldwide Moving Guide: Everything you need to know in order to plan your move to 65+ countries around the world.

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