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"?
De oude workshops van Akers Mekaniske Verksted aan de kust onder het stadhuis zijn veranderd in een van de meest populaire gebieden - vooral 's zomers - om te winkelen en uit te gaan. Er zijn plekken waar je kunt eten en winkelen, kunstgalerieën, theaters, een IMAX bioscoop en gewone bioscopen. Een wandeling langs het water is een goede manier om een fijne zomerdag af te sluiten. Neem de tram 10 of 15 of loop vanaf het Akershus fort langs een speeltuin en meerdere ijskraampjes.
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.
Dit is de hoofdstraat van Oslo, een voetgangersgebied vanaf het centraal station tot aan het paleis. Bezoekers kunnen de wereld aan hen voorbij zien gaan aan een van de cafés of loop achter de meute aan langs straatverkopers en entertainers, langs het parlement, het nationale theater, het Grand Hotel en de universiteit. Met honderd verschillende winkels is deze straat het mekka voor de shopaholics. Het park tussen het parlement en het nationale theater verandert in een schaatsbaan in de winter.
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.
Steen & Strom is a longstanding department store is Oslo that sells quality clothing for men, women, and children. The store sells many well-known brands, such as Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Lacoste. In addition to clothing, there is also a wide selection of items for the home, as well as a inventory of very chic fashion accessories.
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.
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.