Rules of behavior
Norwegians are straightforward and agreeable people. Most everyday Norwegian customs do not differ from the behavior of average Europeans. The traditional handshake is used both in business, as well as in social situations when greeting friends or meeting new people. In the latter case, you should usually enter your full name, and even name a profession. When welcoming to Norway, the term Vaer sa god is commonly used (pronounced as "wer szo gut”), which replaces all expressions of goodwill: "Hello”, "Hello”, "goodbye”, “Nice to meet you”, "Here you are” (in response to a thank you), "thank you” and many other friendly phrases. It is difficult to find a Polish equivalent, the German bitte is more or less similar, used in various situations.
A person invited to a Norwegian home, as is often the case with us, should take off her shoes, before he enters the room. It is a good practice to bring sweets or flowers as a small gift for the host and not to drink alcohol, until the host or hostess makes a toast, Must, which should be answered with a toast. This traditional ritual is accompanied by direct eye contact with the host, which means respect and honest intentions.