Etiquette

  • General advice Norwegians are a pretty friendly and relaxed lot, and the behaviour expected of visitors is broadly similar to other liberal-minded Western European countries.
  • Conservative dress Some areas of the country with high immigrant populations (eastern Oslo, for example) and smaller rural communities tend to be more conservative when it comes to matters of dress in particular.
  • Rural areas Loud and loutish behaviour is rarely welcome, especially in rural areas.