How can I get a Norwegian IP address?
Would you like to visit Norway virtually? Would you like to look like a Norwegian as you visit websites or surf the Internet? If this is a desire you have, then you need a Norwegian IP address. That might sound very complicated, especially if you just use your mobile phone and computer to check your email and to read the news. So, how can you and I get a Norwegian IP address? It is much easier than you would imagine!
Most people I have been speaking with want to get a Norwegian IP address in order to watch the Norwegian TV channel NRK outside the borders of Norway. Others want to watch Premier League football on TV2 Sumo, while some are interested in DPlay, Viaplay, or some other streaming service or TV network. Some people are even looking for a way to watch the content on Netflix in Norway while elsewhere in the world.
But, some people want a Norwegian IP address to watch clips from local newspapers in Norway only available to those in Norway, or to access forums, or certain websites. So, enough about the motivation behind acquiring a local IP address in Norway. How can you and I actually get the IP address we so much desire?
Get a Norwegian IP address – Step by step
Are you ready? This is not going to be hard, so just follow these instructions.
1. Purchase a VPN to get a Norwegian IP address
A VPN is a tool that is used to secure your data online. It is frequently used by people working from home in order to secure their data online, but it is also used among people who would like to change their IP addresses.
What is a VPN?
A VPN is encrypting your data online. All your data is encrypted and sent through a VPN server, and thus, all websites will believe that you are located at the location of the VPN server. This will also change your IP address. As a result, if you connect to a VPN server in Norway, you will receive a Norwegian IP address.
There are many VPN providers available, but the best options for those who want to get a Norwegian IP address and who would like to unblock Norwegian streaming services and TV networks are:
SurfsharkVPN and ExpressVPN are the best VPN services for those in need of a Norwegian IP address. If you would like to watch content on Norwegian Netflix, SurfsharkVPN is the only service worth taking into consideration. But, if you want to watch videos on VG.no, watch NRK abroad, and to surf securely with high download speeds, then both ExpressVPN and SurfsharkVPN will serve you well!
2. Connect to a VPN server in Norway
When you have purchased a VPN subscription, download the VPN client to your computer, telephone, tablet, or smart TV. When you have done this, select Norway from the list of countries and connect to a server.
It will only take some seconds, and you will be connected to a VPN server in Norway.
If you have followed these instructions, you are now surfing the Internet with a Norwegian IP address!
You can now visit NRK.no and stream NRK content, you can visit tv2sumo.no, and also enjoy other streaming services and websites available only to Norwegians.
Is it legal to use a VPN?
It is very legal to use a VPN. In fact, those people who make up the laws are most likely using VPN connections themselves in order to secure their own data and the information they send. During the outbreak of COVID-19 in March and April 2020, lots of people who previously hadn’t used a VPN started to use different VPN services due to the enormous number of people suddenly in need of extra security online working from home.
As you use ExpressVPN or Surfshark, do not forget that they both have full refund policies valid for 30-days. That makes them both harmless, and there is no risk involved in trying any of the services. Both of them will let you use the same subscription on multiple devices simultaneously, meaning that one subscription is enough for all your devices, and even for the rest of your family members.
Surfshark and ExpressVPN can also be used to get a Swedish IP address, a Danish IP address, and to get a local IP address in more than 60 other countries. They can also be used to watch BBC and ITV in the UK online, and to unblock streaming services in the USA like Amazon Prime, Netflix, PeacockTV, Paramount+, HBO Max, Disney+, and lots of other services.
It is really easy to get that IP address in Norway. If you want to check your current IP address, you can do so right here. There you can also check that you have actually received your local IP address in Norway after you have followed the instructions in this article.
If you have any remaining questions or comments, please use the comment field below. I always try to answer all questions asked! Have a wonderful day, and have a wonderful time as you surf the Internet like a native Norwegian.