Oslo is a beautiful city, and they are likely to have snow at the time of the Christmas markets. That does mean it will be colder than your other stops, it was -7 degrees when we were there. Temporary markets may still stay open in Oslo, provided that they are run according to rules and restrictions set to limit the spread of coronavirus. You may not be able to go, but you can enjoy watching the film from a few years ago made on a pre-Christmas cruise of the markets.
Christmas in Winterland (Jul i Vinterland) is the main Christmas market in Oslo, located in Spikersuppa, alongside Karl Johan street. The main square is opposite the National Theatre and is full of wooden stalls selling handicrafts, food, roasted nuts, and hot drinks. Shoppers can buy cured meats and warm Norwegian sweaters or use the fun stalls, ride the Ferris wheel, or skate at Spikersuppa skating rink on Oslo’s main high street.
The film shows you where, and we also have an excellent Oslo Guide film. Oslo is at the end of Oslofjord which is where Fred Olsen started their shipping line many years ago. The city is clean and inviting, but it is very expensive. A bag of nuts was twice the price of Hamburg, the hot wine was three times the cost. There was a children’s fun park and ice skating rink next to the Christmas market which the others didn’t have – oh, and the talking reindeers! his market was busier than the others, being very popular with locals. The open log fires to sit around eating your toffee apple we also a nice touch. Wrap up warm.
CHAT GROUPS – FAMILY CRUISING
CHAT GROUPS – ADULT ONLY