Oslo’s Christmas Spirit - Private Walking Tour

Skaters gliding in the ice rink, decorations glimmering in storefronts, the mouthwatering smell of roasted almonds in the air… come see how the Norwegians make Christmas “hyggelig” on this private Christmas walking tour.

The story about the 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. At this time of year, everything is made to forget the long, dark, wintry days and to live the Christmas season with a genuine, infectious feeling of joy! It’s the epitome of the word “cosy”. 

During our Oslo’s Christmas Spirit Private Walking 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 which is also popular across Scandinavia during the holidays. Stroll through the cosy inner-city streets filled with beautiful decorations that you will want to take plenty of photos of (make sure you keep your phone in a warm pocket, it’s really cold this time of year and batteries run out quickly!), topping it off with some local flavour. To warm ourselves (from the inside out), we’ll taste some 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, we’ll journey up to the Royal Palace, concluding with stories of how the Royals celebrate the holidays. 

Take a seat in your sledge, fasten the seat belts, and join us for a real “Julestemning” experience that will leave you with plenty of Oslo’s Christmas Spirit to go around!

Please note: We suggest wearing warm shoes and clothes in many layers since the majority of this tour is outdoors, walking at a slow pace and stopping at various sights.

Tour includes: Private Guide, Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine (Glögg)

Interested in a public option of Oslo’s Christmas Spirit Private Walking Tour? Find it here.

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    • Prebooking:Not required
    • Length: 1h 15m
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    • Private tour prices & options: Per person
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    The day of the tour

    The day of the tour

    Where to meet

    Please be at the departure point, Youngstorget, by the fountain in the middle of the square – located in the City Center, 10 minutes early to check-in for your tour. 

    Look for our guide holding the OURWAY logo as a sign. If you have trouble locating the guide or the meeting point, please give us a call a few minutes before the start of the tour. When you call before the tour begins, we have a greater chance of helping you find your way. Please note: We suggest wearing warm shoes and clothes in many layers since the majority of this tour is outdoors, walking at a slow pace and stopping at various sights.

    In case you need to reach us

    head quarter: +46 8 410 773 30