Norwegian Christmas at Skraastad Farm
How do Norwegians celebrate Christmas? This tour will answer that and many more question you might have about Norwegian culture and local traditions.
Admire scenes of forests and farmsteads on a bus ride.
Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions with the locals.
Taste authentic traditional Norwegian Christmas dishes.
Winter (November 1–December 30)
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather.
Leaving the pier, we’ll board a bus for a short sightseeing tour of Kristiansand’s city center. We’ll continue on through popular residential areas and along the Otra River, 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, if the walls of Skraastad Farm could talk, they would have many stories to tell.
After a warm welcome, we’ll gather together in the cozy farmhouse to learn about Norwegian Christmas traditions. Indulge 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 center before arriving back at the ship.