Not a lot, it seems! This may be why the excursions arranged for that day by P&O were so popular – as I said in an earlier post, they sold out very quickly.
I had assumed that we would be able to find something to do, but that’s looking less likely – most places are shut. Here’s a link to a website showing the opening hours for a host of places in Oslo for Christmas week. It looks as though almost as though as many places are shut on the 24th as on the 25th.
If it’s dry then we could go to the Vigeland Sculpture Park which I gather is open all year – it’s in the open air. But other than that – I think we’re stuffed. I had been hoping to visit the kon-Tiki museum – when I was boy, Thor Heyerdahl was definitely a hero – but it’s shut.
I hadn’t realised until a few years ago that some countries make as much of Christmas Eve as they do of Christmas Day, or almost. I first encountered this when I was liaising with some staff from one of my employer’s customers in Germany. We had a job to finish ‘by Christmas’, and we were busy finishing it off on the 24th when we discovered that the German contingent pretty much wasn’t there. A few phone calls elicited the response that in Germany, Christmas begins on the 24th – but they’d all be back on the 26th and they’d be happy to start working with us again then! Err, “perhaps not”, we said….