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Christmas Markets in Norway 2021-2022

Norwegian winter markets are all about comfort foods and cozy knits

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With snow and real winter weather, Christmas is a great time in Norway! And to warm up during chilly nights, there is no better place than one of the cozy Christmas Markets, which offer delicious foods, warm beverages, and a cheerful atmosphere that can easily melt ice.

Bergen Christmas Market (November 12–December 22, 2021)

One of Norway's most beautiful Christmas markets is located right in the center of Bergen at Torgallmenningen Square. You won't be disappointed by the market's food stalls, offering seasonal treats, bakery, and mouthwatering delicacies. Other stalls sell handmade Christmas gifts and various crafts. A giant Christmas tree contributes to the jolly atmosphere. The market is open Monday through Sunday from noon till 8 pm.

Trondheim Christmas Market (December 1-19, 2021)

Located in the heart of Trondheim, the Christmas Market in Trondheim Torg is the best one in Central Norway. Taking place every December since 2003, the market offers fantastic food, beverages, Christmas trees, and crafts. Overall, it features about 90 exhibitors and 100 cultural events. Entertainment includes music and theater at the Torvscenen stage, carriage and sleigh rides. Decorated wooden chalets look the best during the magical "blue hour." You will find the true Christmas spirit and can have plenty of mingling with locals in large heated tents.

Oslo

Christmas Winterland in Spikersuppa (November 13, 2021–January 2, 2022)

The main Christmas market in Oslo is located in Spikersuppa, alongside Karl Johan street. Dozens of cozy wooden stalls sell handicrafts, food, and hot drinks. Shoppers can buy cured meats and warm Norwegian sweaters. Kids are entertained with gingerbread workshops, Santa's residence, and handmade presents. There is also a large Ferris wheel and an ice rink that add to the festive atmosphere.

Norsk Folkemuseum's Christmas Fair (December 4–5; 11–12, 2021)

Folkemuseum becomes a magical wonderland during Christmas. The aromas of fresh bread and spices spread through the air as the sounds of traditional Christmas music fill people's hearts with joy. The annual Norsk Folkemuseum's Christmas Fair features over 100 Christmas stalls, pony rides, farm animals, Santa's workshops, a candle factory, and exhibits about Norwegian Christmas traditions.

Hadeland Glassverk Christmas Market in Jevnaker (October 30–December 23, 2021)

Glass factory Hadeland Glassverk is located in Jevnaker, just about 24 mi (40 km) north of Oslo. It's an excellent location for Christmas gift shopping and experiencing Norwegian holiday hygge. About ten shops, several restaurants, and an art gallery are a beautiful extension to the largest indoor Christmas market in Norway. You can blow your own Christmas ball, go for a sleigh ride through the Christmas-theme decorated glassworks village, or skate on an indoor ice rink.

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