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Christmas Hotels in Norway

Christmas markets in Norway

Don't fancy cooking this Christmas? Check out these great options for a festive break this year.

Leave the stress of Christmas to someone else this year with a break in a Norwegian hotel.

It's amazing how much more time you have to spend together with your family when the cooking and cleaning is taken care of by someone else! Celebrate the festive season in one of these fantastic hotels.

Dr Holms, Geilo

Geilo Norway

One of the most famous resort hotels in Scandinavia, Dr Holms is a fantastic choice for Christmas whether or not you plan on skiing.

The historic hotel opened at the same time as the famous Oslo to Bergen railway and is located at the heart of Geilo. The hotel has the only Shiseido spa in the Nordic region. Check rates and availability now

Thon Hotel Lofoten, Svolvær

Thon Lofoten

Spend your Christmas break on the spectacular Lofoten islands. Located at the heart of Svolvær, this Thon Hotel is one of the best-known hotels on the archipelago and is easy to reach by fast ferry from Bodø.

The on-site restaurant Bojer offers seasonal local specialities, such as dried cod and Lofoton lamb. Check rates and availability now

The Thief, Oslo

The Thief Oslo

One of Oslo's most desirable hotels is the perfect place for a luxury Christmas break for you and a loved one.

Enjoy an indulgent breakfast in the restaurant before relaxing in your guest room with in-built sound system and Nespresso machine. Check rates and availability now

Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell, Rjukan

Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell

Nestled at the foot of southern Norway's tallest mountain, Gaustatoppen, this lodge features ski-in ski-out access along with a sauna, hot tub and indoor swimming pool.

A true winter getaway less than three hours drive from Oslo. Check rates and availability now

Røros Hotel

Røros Hotel in winter

This UNESCO World Heritage site oozes charm at any time of the year, but the wintertime is extra special. Snow is all but guaranteed, and the wooden houses and winter lights create an ambience unmatched anywhere else in Norway.

The Røros Hotel is the region's largest, and the restaurant specialises in local food. Check rates and availability now

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta

Alta igloo hotel

This incredible igloo hotel is made entirely from snow and ice every year. Reindeer leather sleeping pads and ultra-warm sleeping bags are provided in each guest room, while a sauna and two outdoor hot tubs help you warm up and relax.

Local produce is offered at the two on-site restaurants. Check rates and availability now

Have you stayed in Norway over Christmas time? How was your experience? Also, if you're planning a trip in the run-up to the festive season, don't miss our guide to the country's best Christmas markets.

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About the Author: David Nikel

Originally from the UK, David now lives in Trondheim and was the original founder of Life in Norway back in 2011. He now works as a freelance writer for technology companies in Scandinavia.

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