Name: Marlen Krause
Bachelor: Dual Degree – BSc in Hotel & Restaurant Management, Niagara University, USA and BA in International Hospitality Management, IU Bad Honnef – Bonn, Germany
Program: MSc in Finance at Campus Oslo
For most of us coming from abroad, the Norwegian weather is something that could be summarized as ‘up there it’s cold and dark most of the year’. And even after living in Norway for a few years, this is still one of the most common things people abroad assume when I say that I am living in Norway. If you ask people in Norway, however, the answer couldn’t be more different.
Dress like an onion
Yes, Norway can be cold and icy and dark, but then again, summers are light and sunny and can be hot and winters can be magically white and beautiful. Therefore, my most crucial tip would be: dress like an onion – that means – dress in layers! Especially along the coast and in the mountains the weather is known to change quickly, and it is absolutely possible to have sunshine, rain and snow within a day, even in early summer. Therefore, being prepared for all eventualities is always a good idea. Also, evenings here cool down, so don’t leave the house without at least a cardigan or jacket, even if it’s best summer weather outside.