Norway will offer refugees the incentives as the migrant crisis escalates across the continent.
Any refugee willing to leave the country voluntarily can take advantage of the enticement – which entitles a family of three to £8,000 (80,000 kroner)
Foreign nationals have been arriving in huge numbers from Syria, Iraq and North Africa, looking to capitalise on sympathetic Norwegian policies.
But officials have warned that the asylum process can take months or even years as they rush to stop the flow of migrants into their borders.
Katinka Hartman, head of the immigration department’s return unit (UDI) said: “They thought they would have the opportunity to work or take an education — and maybe even to get their family to Norway.
“Many cannot wait (for the asylum process to run its course). They have family at home who expect them to be able to help.
Speaking about the country’s long struggle taking in Somalian nationals, she added: “For a long time, Norway has not been able to forcibly return people to Somalia, but now that we can, I think that more Somalis with an obligation to leave will opt for assisted return.
“It’s important to have more initiatives of this kind in the future.”