Last week, we made our way to the tiny town of Egersund, which is situated an hour south of Stavanger. During the Christmas season, the town centre transforms into one big Christmas market and that’s something we just couldn’t miss!
We were incredibly lucky with the weather as we got to experience the very first snowfall of the season at the Christmas market, which made the whole visit even more magical!
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Julebyen Egersund as the Christmas market is called, has been raved about quite a lot, so our expectations were quite high. Admittedly, it's a really nice and magical market, though the Christmas parade that was the highlight of the day of our visit was rather underwhelming.
Otherwise, though, Julebyen Egersund offers plenty of amazing food - from Belgian waffles to Dutch cheese, Norwegian candy (and fish, of course), to Middle Eastern falafel.
We were lucky with the weather as nothing is more Christmassy than snowfall, but the choirs singing Christmas songs at several times during the day, also did their part in making us get into the festive mood!
What you need to know about visiting Julebyen Egersund
- Egersund is an hour's drive south of Stavanger by train (or car)
- The return train ticket from Stavanger costs 350 NOK per person
- There's a free shuttle bus going from the train station of Egersund to the market
- The market takes places on the 2nd and 3rd weekend of Advent (incl. Thursday and Friday)
- It's open from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 10am/12am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday
- Most stalls take cash only, or Vipps, which is a Norwegian payment app that requires you to have a Norwegian bank account
You can find more info about the market, as well as dates for 2018 (when they are announced) on the homepage of Julebyen Egersund.
Would you like to see more of the winter wonderland that Egersund turned into?
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