Outside the bustling city of Stavanger, tucked away in a valley between fjords and majestic mountains, the impressive Byrkjedalstunet ascends. The restaurant, hotel and conference centre is a relaxing oasis where you can fully embrace a traditional Norwegian Christmas. “We pride ourselves on providing a stressfree, calming and true Christmas atmosphere to suit all needs,” says personnel and administration officer Päivi Seland. “Byrkjedalstunet is a place where people can swap their busy lifestyle for a homely and real getaway experience.” Realness is one of the pillars of Byrkjedalstunets, and the food is certainly no exception. “All our recipes are local, and many have been passed down through generations,” says Seland.