Norwegians are like Coconuts

Source: "The Social Guidebook to Norway"

Think of a coconut

It is hard on the outside

And soft inside

Just like Norwegians

It takes great effort to crack the shells of Coconuts

You need special tools to reach their soft side

Just like Norwegians


Norwegians may feel hard from the outside

But they are very nice inside

Give it a little bit of time

Leave space

Be independent

Invest time carefully

Control your emotions

Involve yourself


We have been working hard to provide tools to help Norwegians understand how they may be perceived

And foreigners to discover and appreciate the soft side of Norwegians

Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in Our Social Guidebooks to Norway 


By Julien S. Bourrelle

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