No need to say goodbye, in Norway you just leave.

No need to go around and say goodbye

or make small talk

When you want to leave an event in Norway

You just leave

Even telling the host that you are leaving and thanking them for a good party is not mandatory

If you see a Norwegian gathering his belongings

That probably means that he will soon leave

If you want to say goodbye

Take the initiative


This is one of the 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws presented in our new book "The 100 Unwritten Norwegian Social Laws"


Read more about our amazing Norwegian friends in our other Guidebooks to Norway written by Julien S. Bourrelle and Sean Percival.