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.
Majorstuen is one of the main shopping districts in Oslo. On the main streets of the area, Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien, hopeful shoppers will find a huge range of stores, ranging from big, international chains like H&M to small, charming local boutiques. This vibrant area, in addition to the shopping, is a main entertainment area in general with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants populating the bustling streets. No trip to Oslo is complete without a visit to Majorstuen.
Centrally located near the Royal Palace, Norlis is one of Oslo's most beloved used bookstores. The window displays are always interesting, and the interior has a cozy, homey feel to it. You'll find fiction and art literature abundantly featured, but Norlis also specializes in rare books, much to the delight of collectors. Early editions and out of print titles are available for book lovers.
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.
Located in the heart of downtown Oslo's main shopping street, Eger Karl Johan is a trendy department store housed in a historic building. More than just an average department store, Karl Johan carries over 125 high-end international brands with a focus on home goods, beauty and fashion forward garb for both men and women. This cutting edge fashion house is the first department store in Norway to be conceptualized and artfully designed to showcase both the fashion and exquisite interior design. Find exclusive brands such as Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Alexander McQueen and more.
Norli Universitetsgata is focused on literary breadth, and it shows. Books of all genres: cookbooks, textbooks, foreign volumes, and more are offered. After exploring the first and second floor, you're sure to find something that will grab your attention. If you encounter difficulty in tracking down a single book in this literary emporium, or if you just want a suggestion on reading material, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to help. In addition to literature, Norli has office and educational supplies, computer supplies, and cards for all imaginable occasions. If you like to read, Norli will be waiting for your visit.
Bok & Media is a bookstore for Christian music and literature. Kirkelig Kulturverksted is a record company that originated in the Christian community, with a reputation for being one of the very best record companies in the country when it comes to quality. Kirkelig Kulturverksted very often has a separate shelf in record stores. At Bok & Media you can buy records from Kirkelig Kulturverksted, as well as other Christian records and books that are difficult to find elsewhere. Check out the website for further details.