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Oslo: Christmas Traditions and Guided Market Walking Tour

1. Oslo: Christmas Traditions and Guided Market Walking Tour

Just before the winter holidays, Norway transforms into a festive winter wonderland. Experience the fantastic festive spirit found throughout Oslo on this guided walking tour of the city center and the Christmas market. As you walk past some of Oslo's most famous landmarks with your guide, admire the holiday lights all around you. Get an insider's look at one of the city's Christmas markets. Enjoy the cheerful ambiance, find some great gifts, and discover amazing holiday delicacies.

Oslo: Christmas Spirit Private Walking Tour

2. Oslo: Christmas Spirit Private Walking Tour

Imagine lamps glittering over snow-covered pavements, the spiced smell of hot drinks drifting in the air from nearby market stalls, stores decorated with cheerful holiday decorations and candles on many windows and tables. Welcome to Oslo during the holiday season. Forget the long, dark, wintry days and live the Christmas season with a genuine, infectious feeling of joy! It's the epitome of the word “cozy”. During this tour, join your very own local guide on a quest to soak in the Norwegian Christmas and holiday spirit. Learn about what the traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner includes and why the country is divided on the answer. Discover the concepts of “lille Julaften,” “romjulen”, and "Julebord," the latter is also popular across Scandinavia during the holidays. Stroll through the cozy inner-city streets filled with beautiful decorations that you will want to take plenty of photos of, topping it off with some local flavor. Warm yourself up from the inside out with a sample of Norway’s typical wintertime drink called gløgg (mulled wine). After visiting the quaint market stalls at Oslo's finest Christmas market, with its famous outdoor ice skating rink, journey up to the Royal Palace, concluding your tour with stories of how the Royals celebrate the holidays. This tour will leave you busting with Oslo's Christmas spirit!

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Really interesting walking tour! Irina was a very knowledgeable tour guide that gave us both history and folklore stories. If you are interested in learning about how Oslo started and hearing some spookier stories, I highly recommend this tour.

The ride was really cool! The guide managed to convey to me the traditions and customs of this beautiful people. She was very knowledgeable about both the little gems of the city and the history.