I'm going to be travelling to Norway and staying with older relatives for approximately a month. Most of them speak little to no English - some speak it well - and I don't speak a word of Norwegian.
Do the young people there speak good English?
How real is Janteloven?
How fucked am I?
Most people here speak English good enough for basic conversation, Janteloven could complicate things for you. How fucked you are really comes down to the colour of your skin and where you're from.
Norway is pretty cool. Anyone under 40 probably speaks perfect English. With that being said don't expect them to be friendly towards you. Just drink a bit and it will work out. A month might be a bit long to be honest.
Sober Norwegians=grumpy, boring assholes
Drunk Norwegians = fun outgoing assholes