Norwegian culture enforces the idea that one needs to work hard
before being allowed to enjoy something
This is the same as with your colleagues,
you must participate in a sport
before having a drink or dinner.
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.