During Christmas, many attractions and restaurants are closed in Oslo. There’s not much to do about it! Instead, let’s focus on some of the places that are open for eating at in Oslo during Christmas.
First of all, let’s get one thing straight. In Norway, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th. Thus, this is the day you might have some trouble (but you might, on the other hand, have the whole city to yourself).
De Fem Suer, Kongeveien 26
You’re actually lucky with this one, it’s one of the most popular restaurants in Oslo and it’s still open throughout the whole Christmas week (including New Year’s!) from 16.00 – 20.00. You can also combine the visit with one of the more famous sightseeing attractions in Oslo – Holmenkollen Ski Jump. De Fem Suer is located in a wooden building from 1894 and offers delicious Norwegian food with a twist.
Dovrehallen, Storgata 22
Dovrehallen might not be the most luxurious restaurant in the city, but if you’re looking for a decent priced meal and don’t mind trying classical Norwegian dishes, this will definitely do. Except for December 24th (when it’s open 12-16), the restaurant is open from 12-23.
Seaport Restaurant, Sørengkaia 101
Just a glimpse away from the Opera House in Oslo lies Seaport Restaurant, an absolutely approved restaurant, focusing on the Turkish kitchen. The restaurant is located just by the fjord, which gives you a lovely view while dining. On Christmas Eve, December 24th, they’re open to 18.00. The other days until 22.00.
Looking for other stuff to do in Oslo during Christmas? Don’t miss to visit a Christmas market during your stay! Read about a few of them here.