Opening hours Oslo Dec.-Christmas 2018

Opening hours December/Christmas 2018

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

Before Christmas: Most shops have extended opening hours the last weeks before Christmas: They close later in the evening, and they are open the last three Sundays before Christmas Eve. 

During the holidays: The shops are closed on public holidays (25–26 December and 1 January). 24 and 31 December are not public holidays, but shops usually close early. On Christmas Eve they close at 4 pm at the latest. 

Detailed opening hours and more information here:
Christmas shopping in Oslo


Admiring The Scream at the Munch Museum
Admiring The Scream at the Munch Museum
Photo: VisitOSLO/Munchmuseet

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, the Kon-Tiki 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 decorated for Christmas
Oslo Visitor Centre decorated for Christmas
Photo: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

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

Opening hours:

until 23 December    09.00–18.00 (Sundays 10–16)
24 December   10.00–14.00
25–26 December   10.00–16.00
27–29 December   09.00–18.00
30–31 Dec. + 1 Jan.   10.00–16.00

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.