The winter holidays in Norway are held in weeks 8, 9 and 10, depending on the county. It is the state administrator in each county who decides when there will be a winter holiday. The holiday is normally one week. This holiday is required by law, and all schools and nurseries must follow this legislation.
In Norway, the winter holidays in schools were introduced after the Second World War, but different forms of winter holidays existed long before.
Winter holidays can be spent in one of three ways: in the mountains, in the city or travelling to warmer climates. Norwegians are especially fond of Spain and their surrounding islands.
Not everyone can take time off during the winter holidays, but the vast majority take a few days off with their children and do activities together as a family.