Opening hours Oslo Dec.-Christmas 2016 - Christmas and New Year's - What's on? -

Opening hours December/Christmas 2016

Shops, tourist information office and attractions have reduced opening hours in connection with Christmas and New Year.



Christmas shopping, Karl Johans gate
Christmas shopping, Karl Johans gate
Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund

Most shops have extended opening hours in December.

Late night shopping: Oslo City Shopping (next to the Central Station) is open until 10 pm on weekdays, and until midnight on weekdays 15-22 December.

Sundays: Many shops are open the last three Sundays before Christmas (allowed to stay open 2–8pm), but this will vary from shop to shop.
The big shopping malls downtown will be open 2-8 pm the last three Sundays before Christmas; 4, 11 and 18 December. 

- CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR (24 Dec to 1 Jan) - 
These are the hours the shops are allowed to stay open, but the actual opening hours will vary. 
Christmas Eve 24. Dec: until 4 pm, but many shops close earlier 
Holidays (25.-26. Dec, 1 Jan): closed
All other days: free opening hours 
Please note that 31 December is not a public holiday, but most shops will close at 4 pm or earlier. 

More about: Shopping in Oslo  



Attractions generally have reduced opening hours during the Christmas holidays. 24-25 December, 31 December and 1 January most of the attractions are closed. 

Note that the Fram Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Museum stay open every day through the holidays! And outdoor attractions like Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus Fortress, Ekebergparken Sculpture Park and the Botanical Garden are also available every day. 



Oslo Visitor Centre, the tourist information office
Oslo Visitor Centre, the tourist information office
Photo: Mona Lindseth

Oslo Visitor Centre is open every day during December, including the holidays!   

Opening hours: 

24 Dec.     10 am–2 pm
25–26 Dec.   10 am–4 pm
27–30 Dec.   9 am–6 pm
31 Dec.   10 am–4 pm
1 Jan.   10 am–4 pm

Location and more information about the tourist information centre 



Many restaurants are closed during the Christmas holidays. To find a restaurant that stays open, please refer to our list based on information from the restaurants: 

The restaurants may change their opening hours without notice. We recommend booking a table in advance to make sure the restaurant is open. uses cookies

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