Professional Norwegian translation services for your business

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Norwegian is a complex Northern European language that requires specific and extensive knowledge and skills when translating from and into English. 

At LingPerfect, we provide Norwegian translation services for professional and official documents for all industries. Our Norwegian native translators are skilled linguists with a full grasp of the Norwegian language and culture and will translate and certify your documents from Norwegian to English and vice versa, making sure your translations are both beautiful and faithful.  

Fast and Reliable Norwegian Translation Solutions

In today’s world, speed is fundamental, but quality can never be compromised, so you must achieve the perfect combination of swiftness and proficiency.

Relying on LingPerfect’s professional staff of dedicated native translators means your projects are delivered on time, every time. Our professional project managers, experienced native translators, and proofreaders are committed to assisting you with your translation requirements, anytime and anywhere.

Having been in the language services industry for 16 years, we have dealt with all kinds and sizes of translation projects and provide translations from English to Norwegian and vice versa. 

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Why Choose LingPerfect?

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350+ Professional Norwegian linguists with industry-specific expertise

Every industry has its own specificities. That's why we always pair you with certified professional translators with domain-related experience.

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ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 17100:2015 compliant quality assurance

Our rigorous QA processes and KPIs make sure your localized websites are error-free and adhere to your terminology and tone of voice.

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Scalability & boutique approach with dedicated staff

Whatever the size of your project, we always customize the approach to best suit your needs. And you get a dedicated account manager to assist you in every step of the process.

Trusted Norwegian Translations for Major Government Agencies

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ISO-compliant Norwegian Translation Services from Native Norwegian Translators

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We provide ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 compliant Norwegian translations based on our rigorous quality management system,  which ensures the translations we deliver comply with the industry’s highest standards for quality and accuracy by selected, professional native translators.

The benefits of working with a Norwegian translation service provider that has achieved the ISO standard include:

  • reduction in errors
  • improved customer satisfaction through transparency
  • increased efficiency by streamlining processes
  • identifying potential for quality improvements

Professional Native Norwegian Translators with Industry-Specific Expertise

Our team of native Norwegian translators and proofreaders is selected and validated through our in-house testing processes to ensure the highest level of accuracy for your Norwegian translation projects. 

Our Norwegian translators are experts in their field, with years of professional experience translating legal, financial, technical, scientific, or marketing texts.

Norwegian Interpreter Services

Our team of expert Norwegian interpreters can assist you with any type of interpreting for any industry: from legal to finance, from life sciences to engineering.

Types of Norwegian interpreting services we offer:

Simultaneous interpreting

The interpreter renders a message into the target-language as the speaker delivers the message, with no pauses in between.
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Whispering (chuchotage)

The interpreter sits behind the speaker and “whispers” the simultaneous interpretation of the speech into the listener’s ear.
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Consecutive interpreting

The speaker delivers a message in blocks, then pauses. The interpreter translates the message blocks into the target-language.
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Over-the-phone interpreting

The quickest route to an interpreter. The interpreter connects from remote over the phone & interprets the message of the speakers.
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Liaison interpreting

The interpreter is in fact a bi-lingual mediator, interpreting every sentence spoken by both parties during the mediation.
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Video remote interpreting

The best alternative to on-site interpreting. The interpreter can hear the spoken message but also decypher non-verbal communication.
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Norway: Country Facts

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Norway is a narrow country located in northern Europe. Together with Sweden and Finland, it shares the Scandinavian Peninsula, and its coastline is famous for its fjords, which are narrow inlets of the sea between cliffs, anciently carved out by glaciers.

While most Norwegians are closely related to Swedes and Danes, other ethnicities are also present. In particular, the Keener (of Balto-Finnic descendants) and the Sami, a herding people are originally known as the Lapps.

Norwegians traditionally have a strong sense of history and some of the most essential values are tolerance, equality, and respect.

Norway’s Industries

Oil & Gas

Energy consumption is (and is likely to remain) one of the greatest issues in today’s world. The recent war in Ukraine has made this fact even more apparent. 

Norway is the fifth-largest oil exporter and third-largest gas exporter in the world, with export revenues from oil and gas accounting for almost 20% of the country’s GDP.

According to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade, Norway exports of mineral fuels, oils, distillation products to the United States totalled US$847.63 million during 2021. 


From mathematics to medicine, from physics to chemistry to the social sciences, the number of famous scientists who were born and who carried out their research in Norway is remarkable.

The Kingdom of Norway has yielded thirteen Nobel laureates, and Norway was ranked 20th in the Global Innovation Index in 2020 and 2021.

Research-related documents include articles, papers, scientific journals, research protocols, theses, books, etc. that need to be translated from Norwegian to English in order to be shared with the international scientific community.

Fishing industry

Norway is the world’s leading producer of Atlantic salmon and one of the largest seafood exporters in the world. According to the UN COMTRADE database on international trade, Norway exports of fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatics invertebrates to the United States totaled US$881.38 million in 2021.

LingPerfect offers expert fishing translation services to support businesses in fish farming, seafood processing, commercial fishing, and recreational fishing with their Norwegian translations.

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Norwegian Varieties and Dialects

For Norwegian translation purposes, it should be noted that there are two forms of written Norwegian, both of which have their own variants:

Bokmål (literally “Book tongue”) is used by around 90% of the population of Norway. Bokmål is an adaptation of written Danish and no nationwide standard or agreement exists on its pronunciation.

Nynorsk (literally “New Norwegian”) is used by roughly 10% or less of the Norwegian population. Nynorsk was developed by a Norwegian philologist towards the end of the 19th century based on a group of spoken Norwegian dialects. 

Nynorsk is also a mandatory subject in both high and elementary school for all Norwegian students who do not have it as their own language form.

Popular Norwegian Phrases

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Who knows, one of these days, you may start learning Norwegian.

After all, according to scientists, speaking another language can help avoid dementia for up to 7 years, as it exercises the brain and provides the mental stimulation needed to prevent cognitive decline.


So, why not try Norwegian? The language of the Vikings’ descendants is complex but very witty and full of strange, quirky idioms and phrases.


Here are a few to entice your curiosity:


Å sitte med skjegget i postkassa

To sit with the beard in the mailbox (meaning: to get stuck in a dilemma)


Å svelge noen kameler

To swallow some camels (meaning: to accept a compromise).


Det er ugler i mosen 

There are owls in the moss (meaning: there’s something dodgy going on).


Det er helt Texas

That is totally Texas (meaning: that is crazy).

Norwegian Translations FAQ

English is the most widely spoken second language in Norway. In fact, around 90% of Norwegians speak English as their second language.

In general, the Norwegian population has a considerable degree of English fluency, ranking among the top 5 countries in terms of English proficiency among non-native-speaking countries, just behind Sweden, Finland, and the Netherlands. 

Technically speaking, no. The Scandinavian peninsula is broadly considered to include Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and the Faroe Islands, and these countries all have their own language. However, some of these languages belong to the North Germanic family and have many elements in common.

In particular, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish come from the Old Norse language (the “language of the Vikings”), although they do present several differences. For example, Norwegian and Swedish are pronounced in much the same way, but their vocabularies are very different. On the other hand, Danish and Norwegian have a lot of vocabulary in common yet the pronunciation is very distinctive. 

Although most Norwegian people have a good knowledge of the English language, the Norwegian language is extensively spoken by natives. 

If you decide to do business in or with Norway, you should really consider translating your website from English to Norwegian to improve your business relationships and increase profits.

LingPerfect can provide you with professional Norwegian Website Localization to ensure that your whole website experience is adapted to Norwegian culture and feels like it was originally prepared in the country’s language.

Norwegian website localization is a complex process. Besides words, it involves adapting: 

  • Icons
  • Formatting
  • Usability
  • Metafields
  • Images
  • Culturally sensitive material

At LingPerfect, we can rely on a team of native professionals who can provide reliable, effective Norwegian translations. Whatever the size of your project, we always customize the approach to best suit your needs. Plus, you get a dedicated account manager to assist you in every step of the process.

  • Understanding the text thoroughly is key to the success of any translation. For this reason, using the services of a professional translation services provider such as LingPerfect is always recommended. We have a network of over 10.000 native speakers and can provide a comprehensive Norwegian translation service.
  • Translating correctly is fine. It’s the starting point. However, besides ensuring that the text is accurate, hiring a professional translation service that employs native Norwegian linguists guarantees that your texts are fully adapted to the target audience. The process is called localization and it ensures that your documents retain their meaning and effect even though they are used in a new context.
  • If you resort to a professional Norwegian translation service you are likely to save time and money. Trying to “DIY” (possibly using machine translation such as Google Translate) may lead to mistranslation, which can either cause damage (to your image, for example, or worse) or require time and money to fix.