Work and travel in Norway: International Experience Canada

What Norway offers

Norway is in northern Europe sharing a border with Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Due to the Gulf Stream and warm air currents, Norway has a friendlier climate than their location would suggest. The coldest areas in the winter are often inland or far to the north. In the summer, over the Arctic Circle the sun does not set, meaning visitors to Northern Norway enjoy 24 hours of daylight this time of year, a phenomenon known as "midnight sun".

Norway is a pioneer in renewable energy and environmental technology. The nation has set ambitious goals for more sustainable energy use. Renewable energy and clean technology in general, as well as medical and biotechnology represent interesting emerging industries.

Many people hike to explore the Norwegian fjord landscape or take guided tours on a glacier. Forty-four national parks, which are free and open to the public all year, are additional playgrounds for recreational adventures. Norway also hosts an annual Extreme Sports Week at the mountainous village of Voss. The area boasts of mountains, glaciers, rapids, cliffs and lakes. At the event you’ll see base jumping, white-water kayaking, mountain biking, kitesurfing, paragliding and tons of other extreme sports.

Plan your trip

The best way to make sure your trip is the experience of a lifetime is to plan. Review our travel checklist to find out what you should know or do before travelling to and working in a foreign country.

Need help planning? One of IEC’s recognized organizations (ROs) might be able to help you find a job, transportation, and provide travel advice.

Most ROs charge a fee for their services.

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