How to watch NRK from outside Norway?

The state TV channel in Norway, NRK, has for a long time been known as a channel of master productions and professionalism. They have a live stream available online where you can watch all NRK content, but it is only available to people in Norway. So, how to watch NRK from outside Norway?

If you try to watch NRK live stream without a Norwegian IP address you will get the following error message: “NRK har ikke rettigheter til å vise direktesendinger utenfor Norge.” This means that NRK does not have license to show live stream outside Norway. This is a traditional problem and what they use is a so called geo-block to make their broadcasts unavailable outside Norway.

Watch NRK from abroad

Watch NRK with VPN

If you want to watch NRK like the guy at the illustration you need a Norwegian IP. You can easily get such an IP address using a VPN provider. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network which connects your computer to a VPN server in Norway, which provides you with an encrypted Internet connection and an IP in Norway. It is super easy to make a subscription and to start using it, so you could be watching NRK in five minutes from now if you do the following steps.

Watch NRK in Norway: Step by step

  • Visit the VPN provider HideMyAss
  • Sign up for a 1 month, 6 months or 12 months account
  • Download their VPN client
  • Connect to the random server in Norway (see illustration beneath)
  • Restart your browser
  • Visit the NRK live stream and enjoy the show
NRK live from outside Norway
Connect to a random server in Norway and watch NRK within seconds

You can now watch NRK from all over the world

If you have followed these instructions you should be able to watch NRK from all over the world. If you try to connect from very far away you might have some speed problems, but in general this is a solution that works perfect. If you are still not satisfied HideMyAss has a thirty day money back guarantee, so no need to worry!


This is not good only for watching the live stream, but using this solution you can also watch all programs available in the NRK online library. You can also use the same VPN subscription to watch Netflix from abroad or get an IP address in 50 other nations of the world.

3 thoughts on “How to watch NRK from outside Norway?

  1. Thomas Stein says:

    Norway will not take part in the FIFA World Cup 2018, but you can still follow these instructions to watch the World Cup matches broadcasted by NRK in Norway during the World Cup. You can also use HideMyAss to watch Norwegian TV2 online, but to watch TV2 Sumo you will also need a subscription for their services (in addition).

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