Norwegians love the annual Christmas markets where they can walk around in a timeless sphere between booths full of treasures. The smell of gløgg (mulled wine), gingerbread and pine is filling the air. Here is an overview of the best Christmas markets in Norway.
The Norwegian Folk Museum hosts a Christmas Fair the first two weekends in December. They offer historical Christmas traditions, market stalls, concerts, activities and holiday decorated buildings. The Norwegian Folk Museum is the largest cultural and historical museum, and the only museum that has nationwide collections from the period 1500 to the present. Read more about the Christmas market at the Norwegian Folk Museum’s website. Address: Museumsveien 10
Blå arrange a Christmas market every Saturday and Sunday every December. Here you find local designers who sell their products both indoors and outdoors: Knitwear, toys, clothing, accessories, jewelry, ceramics, glass, paintings, Christmas decorations, cakes and special ‘one of a kind’ gifts for your loved ones. Read more on Blå’s Facebook Page. Address: Brenneriveien 9
The Christmas market in Spikersuppa is held on December 20th. Located in the heart of the city center you can find many stalls selling handicrafts and traditional food. Read more here: Julemarked. Address: Karl Johans gate.
Designers’ Christmas Fair at DogA is held on 8th -9th December. With stalls on three floors, you can find great interior objects, jewelry, lamps, bags, ceramics, glass and furniture. Read more on their websites: DogA. Address: Hausmanns gate 16.
Julehuset (The Christmas House) is a year-round Christmas and gift shop that is worth a visit all year, but especially before Christmas. Various smaller Christmas markets are held various places in the city. See more at Visit Bergen.
In the heart of Røros the annual Christmas Fair is held from December 7th-9th. The charming shopping streets are filled with thriving market stalls, local Christmas food and traditional activities.
Nostalgic Christmas Fair from December 10th to 11th at the Galleri Festiviteten & Stallgården. Read more on the website here.
Farmers market is held from December 8th to 15th. Read more about the farmer’s market here.
Trondheim Torv Christmas Fair is held from December 7th-16th. The many distinctive stalls offer unique products, a varied cultural program and evocative atmosphere. Read more about the Christmas market in Trondheim here.
Tregaarden’s Christmas house and the Christmas house official post office is an all-year Christmas shop located in the center of Drøbak. Inside the Christmas house you can find all kinds of Christmas articles like candles, napkins, tablecloths, Santa decorations, Christmas tree bulbs and more. Visit their homepage here.
Text by: Ester Jepsen, ThorNews
Source: Sans Magasin (Paper edition Nr.3 2012)
Photos from top: Julemarked, The essence of the good life