Do not purchase a Netflix subscription while in Norway!

Are you coming to Oslo for a business trip? Or maybe you are in Oslo at the moment, and now you want to find something to stream on Netflix. But, you do not have a Netflix subscription yet. Well, if you plan on purchasing a Netflix subscription, you shouldn’t buy it while in Norway. Do you know why? You will most likely pay way more than you would pay in your home country!

During a recent study presented by, you can compare the prices of a Netflix subscription in different countries around the globe. Since Netflix is a global company, you can sign up and purchase a subscription in almost all the countries of the world. But, would it be fair if a person in India would have to pay the same amount of money for a Netflix subscription as a person in Oslo? They might get access to the same content, but considering the big difference in salaries, it might be reasonable to say that it is fair that Norwegian people pay more for Netflix than those in India.

And, that leads us to the fact that you shouldn’t purchase a Netflix subscription while in Norway. How come? Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world when it comes to the price of a Netflix subscription. Especially if you want to purchase the basic package, then Norway is among the 5 most expensive countries in the world. The only countries more expensive are Switzerland and Denmark.

Do not purchase your Netflix subscription in Oslo!
Norway is beautiful, but also very expensive. Picture from Pixabax.

The Netflix prices in Norway are high, but compared to the rest of the EU, they aren’t super-expensive. But, if you start comparing the prices of a Netflix subscription in Norway to prices in Southern-America, you will see some giant differences. For example, the price of a one-month subscription to the basic package in Norway should cost you 9,6USD. The price of the same subscription in Ecuador is 3,2USD. In other words, it is three times more expensive in Norway compared to Ecuador (and Argentina).

It doesn’t matter where you live or where you are when you stream content on Netflix. The price you pay only depends on where you originally purchased your subscription. So if you purchase a Netflix subscription while in Norway, you will pay the Norwegian Netflix subscription price for all your days. But, if you purchase a Netflix subscription in Ecuador, in Brazil, or maybe in Argentina, then you will pay that subscription fee for all your days. As a result, there is a money-saving aspect to this as well.

Would you like to know how you can save money on your Netflix subscription with this method? Check the following article to learn more.

One more thing that you might find annoying if you purchase a Netflix subscription in Norway is the fact that you will always see the Norwegian Netflix content as you travel within the EU. What do I mean?

If you have a Norwegian Netflix subscription and live in Germany, you will always see the content of Norwegian Netflix. This is due to the EU regulations for streaming that were introduced in 2018. The best solution for solving this is to register your Netflix account outside the EU. Then you will always see the content available of the country that you are currently in, something that is very useful if you travel within the EU, or if you want to use a VPN to change your Netflix region.

So, that was a little piece of advice to those who consider purchasing a Netflix subscription while in Oslo! Enjoy your travel!

How to watch NRK live stream from abroad?

I would like to watch the NRK live stream from abroad, but it is only available to people in Norway. Can you help me solve the problem?

NRK online from outside Norway
Watch NRK from outside Norway

Thank you for the question. We have already answered this question in another blog post available, though that question dealt with the question how to get a Norwegian IP address. The reality is that the reason why you can not watch NRK from abroad is that the live stream is locked to people with a Norwegian IP address, thus the solution to the problem is to get a Norwegian IP address, and then the live stream will be available to you at once.

If you try to watch NRK live stream from abroad without a Norwegian IP address you will get the following error message: (this is the Norwegian language version)

NRK live stream from abroad
Error message when trying to watch NRK live online from outside Norway

To fix this problem we normally recommend to use the services of HideMyAss. They offer a VPN service giving you a Norwegian IP address, and if you visit their page, register and download their program and make a subscription you can find yourself watching the NRK livestream in 5 minutes from now on.

How to watch NRK live stream from abroad? – Useful links:

NRK live stream
How to get a Norwegian IP address?

We have used this service lots of times ourselves, and not only to get a Norwegian IP address making it possible for us to watch NRK live online, but we have also used it to see German TV online, Hungarian TV online and lots of other broadcasts which are normally limited to people with local IP addresses. In addition it is given you an encrypted connection making you and your information safe and protected on the net. This is especially important when using open WiFi networks all around the world without any form of encryption.

Enjoy your protected web surfing and enjoy the broadcasts of NRK online.

Ps: If you first get a subscription with HideMyAss, do not forget that you can use this in the same way to see other nations TV channels live on the net. Thus you can for example watch the British X Factor or Champions League matches live on ITV online on the web, or watch Italian Rai or similar channels normally locked with a geo block. Enjoy!

How to get a Norwegian IP address?

I am currently living outside Norway, but I am in need of a Norwegian IP address. Are there any ways in which I can arrange this easily?

There are many ways in which you can arrange this, some harder and some easier. The solution to the problem is in most situations a so called VPN, or a Virtual Private Network. Instead of describing this in detail we can warmly recommend a service offering you the service of a VPN. This means that when you live in for example Spain and need a Norwegian IP address you start a program which creates a VPN to a Norwegian server, and thus you receive a Norwegian IP address and after that you can surf the net and it will look like you do it from Norway to different servers and whatever websites you visit.

The program and service we normally use to get a Norwegian IP address when surfing from abroad is HideMyAss. It has a monthly subscription fee, but it is a great investment as it also encrypts your surfing, making it safer, especially compared to using open WiFi networks at cafes and restaurants around the world. Just connect to the WiFi server there for free, then start the HideMyAss application, and in a few seconds you are protected and surf the web with a Norwegian IP address.

For more information, prices and subscription, visit the HideMyAss page.

Lots of people, both Norwegians and foreigners keep on asking how to watch the Norwegian state television from abroad on the internet. The live stream is only available to people living in Norway, or people who has a Norwegian IP address. Again HideMyAss is a great solution and it will make it possible for you to watch the NRK live stream for all around the world!