Moving to Oslo? We offer weekly services to Norway from the UK! From full relocations to single items; dedicated or shared-load services.
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EUROPEAN SHARED LOAD
A part/shared load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from your destination. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
EUROPEAN PREMIUM SERVICE
A direct service combines Matthew James’ service of excellence with the added advantage of a dedicated collection date and express delivery timescale. Handling of your effects is minimised as they remain on the same vehicle throughout. Although your delivery will be carried out in conjunction with other clients’ consignments, this means you will share the cost of the vehicle and your consignment will be prioritised for onward delivery typically within 7-10 days of collection.
EUROPEAN DEDICATED SERVICE
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
MOVING TO OSLO FROM THE UK? LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.
At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Oslo you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re in the most capable hands in Oslo.
REASONS TO RELOCATE TO OSLO WITH MATTHEW JAMES…
- Range of tailored services
- Storage and consolidation depots throughout western Europe.
- Weekly moving services
- Dedicated team of professionals
- Door-to-door care
- Years of local knowledge
- 3 generations of experience
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
Oslo’s physical layout is enough reason to move there. The capital city of Norway is surrounded by water, islands and rolling hills covered in forest like something out of a fairytale (but don’t worry, the dragons left long ago). Fun fact, even though it is considered to be in the south of the country, Oslo is actually on the same latitude as Alaska and Moscow. And they are pretty far north!
Boasting some of the highest rates of pay in Norway, Oslo is a very attractive option for those looking to advance their careers. The city is proud of its incentives to retain staff which seem to work! Most workers feel satisfies and secure in their job. English is spoken throughout Norway to a highly proficient degree, but, of course, knowing your way around Norwegian will put you at an advantage. The top employers in the city are shipping, oil and gas, environmental affairs, IT, renewable energy, and life sciences. As Oslo is a small city, networking is very important. Registering at NAV (Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration) will help greatly when finding work as they are the national employment agency. The main business centres are located in Skøyen, Lysaker, and Fornebu.
Fortnightly services to Norway
At Matthew James Removals we offer fortnightly removal services to and from Norway, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for Norway removals and throughout Europe.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Our storage facilities in Europe
All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Oslo and beyond.
Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.
As you would expect from a capital city in Scandinavia (the richest region in the world), Oslo’s transport links are excellent. Its buses, trams, and metro are all very reliable if not a little pricy, but in this instance, you surely get what you pay for. Expats can purchase a day, 10-trip, or monthly pass for the trikken (tram), T-bane (underground) and buses which works out cheaper than paying as you go. Most tram drivers do not sell tickets on-board, so make sure you have your ticket ready before riding.
Oslo is split by the Akerselva River, and is separated into 15 boroughs and municipalities. The west side of the city is where most of the expats and wealthy families live. Frogner (luxury apartments and entertainment for those with the money to enjoy it), Majorstuen (the city centre and most affluent area in the city) and Torshov (a quiet, leafy suburb) are popular neighbourhoods. The east is characterised by hip, colourful and multicultural neighbourhoods like Grønland (historical, cheap markets, textile stores), Nordstrand and Segene. For those with young families, daycare in important in Oslo, so there are many options to take advantage of. To help pay for this, the government gives residents a family allowance. There aren’t many international schools in Oslo, perhaps because the public curriculum is so highly rated and accessible for expats, but just for reference, the Oslo International School is set in the nearby town of Bekkestua.
Ekebergparken is a great park to get lost in and see the 31 sculptures that is was created to house. Take a trip to the Viking Museum and see its 9th-century burial ship, or go to the Norwegian National Gallery for the single reason to see Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Look over the panoramic views of the city from the Holmenkollen Ski Tower, and check out Norway’s Royal History at the Palace.
POPULAR PLACES TO LIVE IN OSLO
City Centre – Vika – St. Hanshaugen – Bislett – Frogner – Majorstuen – Grønland – Grünerløkka – Tøyen – Carl Berners Plass – Sofienberg – Kampen – Torshov – Nydalen – Ullevål-Hageby – Grefsen – Kjelsås – Bygdøy – Vestre Aker – Ullern – Helsfyr – Hellerud – Furuset – Stovner – Ekeberg – Søndre Nordstrand
The below areas are also within our relocation and removal service areas;
Trondheim – Trondheim – Aalesund – Bergen – Tromso – Stavanger – Drammen – Hamar – Fredrikstad