Gutta På Haugen, which means 'The Boys on the Hill', is a shop with a character of its own. There are two small rooms and some tables outside. In one of the rooms you will find a variety of fruit and vegetables, including some fairly exotic products. In the other, lots of different pastas, oils, herbs and luxury canned foods are on offer. There is also a rather big section devoted to cheese. This is no doubt the place to come for the inventive cook. The hill referred to in the name is St. Hanshaugen, a very nice park situated 10-15 minutes away from the city center. Did somebody say "picnic"?
Los viejos talleres que corresponden a Akers Mekaniske Verksted frente al mar debajo de la municipalidad fueron convertidos en un área comercial y de vida nocturna muy concurrida en Oslo, especialmente durante el verano. Hay lugares para comer y hacer compras, galerías de arte, teatros, un IMAX y salas de cine. Una caminata por la costa es una forma genial de pasar una linda tarde de verano. Tome los tranvías 10 o 15 o camine desde la Akershus fortress pasando el campo de juegos para niños y cantidad de puestos de helados.
It is easy to spend hours browsing around this wonderful shop in the heart of Oslo. Norway Designs stocks a fantastic range of modern and traditional Norwegian products including jewelry, rugs, ceramics, kitchen ware, glass items and clothes. Those looking for something a little out of the ordinary should definitely be able to find something. Take your time to look around, even if you don't buy anything you will get a good insight into Scandinavian design.
Stockfleth's is the cosy coffee oasis that can be found amidst the hustle and bustle of the shopping center Oslo City; a perfect place for a break from busy shopping. The cafe also offers an opportunity to purchase tea or coffee by weight. They have a large selection of teas and a standard coffee menu, including various tasty syrups, to take away or enjoy on one of the few barstools. Stockfleth's also offers fresh pastries.
Esta calle principal en Oslo es peatonal y corre desde la estación central hasta el palacio. Los turistas pueden observar el mundo pasar frente a sus ojos desde cualquiera de los numerosos abrevaderos situados en las veredas o simplemente si siguen a la multitud por las calles pasando los vendedores callejeros y los intérpretes, pasando el parlamento, teatro nacional, Grand Hotel y la universidad. Con cientos de tiendas diferentes, la calle es la meca de los adictos a las compras. El parque entre el parlamento y el teatro nacional durante el invierno se convierte en una pista de hielo.
Tronsmo is one of the most popular bookstores in Oslo. Independently owned, Tronsmo features books on various subcultures, including gay/lesbian literature, feminism, left-wing politics and social movements. The basement of the shop holds a large collection of comics books, which is perhaps what Tronsmo is most known for. There's also a good selection of titles in English, as well as a variety of movies, and souvenirs such as T-shirts, stickers, pins and postcards.
With multiple locations across the city, Deli de Luca is a well known chain of cafes and convenience stores. A unique concept, the place is perfect whether you're looking to pick up staples and groceries or you just want a quick bite on the go. With a selection of coffees, ready to eat meals, sandwiches and savory bites; it's a popular spot during lunch with office goers stopping by to pick up a quick meal.
Paléet, which is probably Oslo's most exclusive shopping center, is a place for quality. The center has several floors with a glass lift going up and down through the open atrium. A piano is played in the background, there is an original Munch painting on the wall, and lots of green plants create a wonderful atmosphere for your tour around the center. The center over 40 shops and 10 restaurants. In the restaurant area they serve food from around the world, and there is a Continental atmosphere. The fact that the center is situated on Karl Johans Gate means that you can take a break in here from the busy main street.
Since its establishment as Oslo's first bookstore in 1832, Tanum has satiated Oslo's literary needs. Tanum Karl Johan is the chain's primary store with over 70,000 books available on site. While the chain has become popular over time, its quality has never dropped. If the book that you desire is not available on site for some reason, the store will order it and have it in stock fast. There are particularly large sections of art books and English literature. The store also hosts book signings and author visitations on occasion. If you like to read, then you will fall in love with Tanum.
If you want to find some real Norwegian tradition, this is the place to come. With over 80 years of experience, this is who to turn to when you need that real piece of Norway. The shop houses everything traditional, from wooden drinking cups to the full national costume (Bunad). It boasts of having everything you need to complete your Bunad and even makes them for you upon order! If you want to try your hand at rosemaling (an old traditional technique for painting on wood) you can pick up all the materials you need in this shop. The prices are high, but for the quality you get, it is worth it.
Since 1916, Ferner Jaccobsen has been family owned and operated, providing locals with high quality clothing for both men and women. What sets this shop apart is the customer service, which is truly exemplary. The clothing is classically designed and is perfect for nearly any occasion. The are also on-site tailors to provide alterations if they are necessary.