How do Norwegians celebrate Christmas? This tour will answer that question, and many more you might have about Norwegian culture and local traditions.
Admire scenes of forests and farmsteads on a coach ride
Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions with the locals
Taste authentic traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes
Autumn, Winter (1 November - 30 December )
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
2 hours 30 min
Leaving the pier, we’ll board a coach for a short sightseeing tour of Kristiansand’s city centre. We’ll continue on through popular residential areas and along the river Otra, making our way up Torridalen valley. Take in the sights of inland woods, farmsteads, and scenic river dwellings as we go.
We’ll soon arrive at the Skraastad Farm for a traditional Christmas get-together. At this time of year, the farm will be decorated in traditional Yuletide fashion. Established in 1773, Skraastad Farm has many stories embedded in its walls.
After a warm welcome, we’ll gather together in the cosy farmhouse to learn about Norwegian Christmas traditions. Indulge yourself in storytelling, traditional music, and tastings of traditional, homemade Christmas food and drinks such as pinnekjøtt lamb ribs, salmon, and Norwegian sausage. On the way back to the pier, enjoy more of the Christmas spirit of Kristiansand’s decorations in the city centre before arriving back at the ship.