When we booked our trip to Prague, we both had really hoped to see snow. So far, winter in Norway had only shown us rain, rain and more rain and we were looking forward to a change. Funny enough, we didn't see a single snowflake in Prague yet found several inches of snow on our car when we arrived home to Stavanger.
It's been 2 years since either of us have been in a real winter wonderland and there's nothing like days of below 0 temperatures and snow covered rooftops to put a Canadian in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas markets are popping up all over Europe and this was a tradition I was so looking forward to. Egersund, a small Norwegian town South of Stavanger, is known to have our area's best Christmas market so we took a little road trip on Saturday to take part in the festivities.
The little town of Egersund was packed with people, bundled up and enjoying the festivities. Little shops lined the streets selling homemade products but the crowds certainly gathered around the stalls selling food. The Norwegian pølse (hot dog), juleøl (Christmas beer), smoked salmon all hits among the attendees. Christmas carols were sung, bands played and the children played in their Santa outfits.
It was a great afternoon spent celebrating the upcoming holidays and our last weekend in Norway before we head home to our families for Christmas.