Private Spirit of an Oslo Christmas
Embrace the coziness of the Christmas season as you roam the streets of Oslo. You'll see the Royal Palace and the famous ice skating rink of Oslo's finest Christmas market, while listening to the stories behind Norwegian concepts like romjulen and the Scandinavian holiday tradition Julebord from your private local guide. You'll also get to taste the traditional non-alcoholic mulled wine known as glogg, and enjoy a Christmas caroling experience, making this scenic tour perfect for families and culture afficionados alike.
Begin with a stroll past glistening lamps and ornate holiday decorations that characterize the Christmas spirit of Oslo. Along the way, your guide will share what to expect in a traditional Norwegian Christmas, and the reasons behind why it's a highly debated topic. Forget about the dark winter night as you take in the scents of hot and cold beverages along your scenic stroll. Indulge in a cup traditional Norwegian mulled wine called glogg as you learn how the locals celebrate the weekend between Christmas and New Year's, known as Romjul.
Continue your scenic seasonal walking excursion as you wander from market stalls in the city's finest Christmas market. Pass its ice skating rink as you learn about Scandinavian traditions like the banquet of Julebord and Lille Julaften, which is a special time when families gather to make the final preparations before Christmas Eve.
Wrap up your tour with a stop to admire the architectural beauty of the Royal Palace. This 19th century palace is the residence of Norway's royal family and features neoclassical architecture. Learn how the royals celebrate the festive time of year before hopping on a sledge for a scenic ride. Conclude your tour with a Julestemning or Christmas caroling experience before heading back to your port.
From strolling through the holiday decorated streets of Norway to immersing yourself in a Christmas carol experience, there's much to do and see on this seasonal walking tour. Sign up for this scenic private walking excursion and get ready to get in the holiday spirit in Oslo!