Fellow Norwegians will pick you up at the airport only if ...

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

Norwegians will pick up other Norwegians at the airport if :

(1) they have been away for more than 6 months

(2) if they have been kidnapped

(3) they won an Olympic medal

Otherwise, the investment of time and resources would not be justifiable

It is much more practical to pick travellers up at the train station in the city centre

Or to let them make their way to where you live



The total time investment is lower and together you save time and money

The comfort and human contact is usually not part of the equation

Norwegians are pragmatic and efficient

Things work well in Norway

The trains are on time

They run every 10 minutes

You have a comfortable place to sit

It takes 20 minutes and you are in the centre of town!

Why would someone want to drive 1 hour both ways to pick someone else?


Understand why Norwegians behave as they do. Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 



By Julien S. Bourrelle

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