Christmas market in Oslo 2018

The city of Oslo has a very nice Christmas market, and if you are going to visit the city in the period between November 17th and December 23rd in 2018, make sure to check it out!

There are several small markets and temporary markets worth visiting in Oslo, but the main Christmas market is arranged at “Spikersuppa.” This is a square located between the Parliament and the Royal Palace, along the Karl Johans Avenue.

Christmas market in Oslo in 2018
Christmas market in Oslo in 2018 – Source

At this square, you can find lots of stands from where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs and snacks. This is a place where you can taste Norwegian traditional snacks for this period, for example, Smultringer (a sort of donuts), and other snacks. There will also be possibility to go ice skating at the square, and if they follow tradition, there will also be a big Ferris wheel at the square.

It is free to enter the Christmas market area, but you will have to pay for whatever you decide to buy or activity you decide to try. The Christmas market in Oslo will be open from 10.00 in the morning until 20.00 in the evening, except for Fridays and Saturdays when it will be open until 21.00.

This will be a fantastic treat for visitors to Oslo in this period. But, do not forget to bring warm clothes, because it can get really cold in this period!

Would you like to know more about Christmas markets in other cities in Europe? Some of the most popular Christmas markets in Europe are the ones located in Prague and in Vienna. Read more about the Christmas markets in Prague right here and about the Christmas markets in Vienna right here.

Merry Christmas and enjoy your stay in Oslo!

Visit Norway – not Kashmir!

Have you watched the newest Mission Impossible movie yet? It is called Fallout, and it has its world premiere today! We got to watch it yesterday (August 1st), and it was a great treat.

People who love beautiful cities will enjoy the fantastic scenery in both Paris and London in the movie. But, we are so used to these cities, that we don’t even blink by the beauties of the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, London Eye, the Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Millenium Bridge and the other attractions from these fantastic cities on display in the movie.

A picture of Paris from Mission Impossible: Fallout
A picture of Paris from Mission Impossible: Fallout

But, at the end of the movie, the story is changing the scenery to Kashmir, the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. This is where the movie comes to an end, and it takes place in a beautiful environment with big mountains, snow, two wild helicopters, and then it comes… a giant cliff. It is extraordinary, it is scary, it makes your hands sweat, but at the same time… it attracts you, and makes you want to go and see it in real life. Where is it? Is it in Kashmir?

Forget about Kashmir – travel to Norway!

If you want to walk around in the amazing scenery seen at the end of the Mission Impossible movie, and maybe take a peak down from the cliff, then you have to travel to Norway. You can fly to the city of Stavanger, travel on towards Sandnes, and from there you can start your walk towards the Preacher’s Pulpit, or Prekestolen (in Norwegian). This is the place that gives the fantastic scenery at the end of the Mission Impossible movie.

Mission Impossible Fallout in Norway, not Kashmir
The Preacher’s Pulpit in Norway – Photo by Samuel Killworth on Unsplash

This is one of the most amazing places to visit in the world. You might be scared of heights, but it is still worth a visit. Tom Cruise enjoyed his stay in Norway as well, and on August 1st the movie actually had a premiere at the Preacher’s Pulpit in Norway with more than 1000 people attending.

Tom Cruise hanging from the Preacher's Pulpit in Mission Impossible: Fallout
Tom Cruise hanging from the Preacher’s Pulpit in Mission Impossible: Fallout

I have watched the movie, and it is absolutely worth watching. The Mission Impossible movies are always a combination of heavy action and lots of humor, making it ideal for a large audience. And with the amazing scenery from Norway in the end, this is a must-see movie.

Again, forget about Kashmir – Norway is the place to visit if you want to discover the fantastic scenery from the grand finale of the Mission Impossible: Fallout movie.