As velhas oficinas pertencentes a Akers Mekaniske Verksted em frente do mar, abaixo da prefeitura se convertiram em algo que é, sobretudo no verão, uma das mais populares zonas comerciais e de festas de Oslo. Há lugares para comer e para fazer às compras, galerias de arte, teatros, um IMAX e um cinema comum. Um passeio ao longo nas margens do rio é uma óptima maneira de aproveitar uma bela tarde de verão. Apanhe o elétrico 10 ou 15 ou vá andando pela Fortaleza Akershus você passará por uma área infantil e por muitas barracas de gelados.
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.
Esta é a rua principal de Oslo, uma área de pedestres que liga a estação central ao palácio. Os visitantes podem admirar a vista nalgum dos antros da rua ou simplesmente seguir o público pela estrada, passando por vendedores ambulantes e animadores, passando pelo parlamento, o teatro nacional, o Grand Hotel e pela universidade. Contando com centenas de diferentes lojas, a rua também é uma Meca para os consumistas. O parque entre o parlamento e o teatro nacional é transformada numa pista de patinação no gelo no inverno.
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.
Featuring independent labels and designers, Ask & Embla embodies progressive Scandinavian fashion for both men and women. For those cold Norwegian winters the shop carries an extensive array of thermals, scarves, jackets and more. The shop also features a great selection of urban street wear. Whatever your clothing needs may be, Ask & Embla has you covered.
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.
Nespresso Boutique are a favorite of people when they decide to pick up top quality coffees for their personal pantries. Offering a range of truly exquisite coffees, many of these boutiques also have their own range of coffeemakers and other coffee accessories. One of their Central Oslo outlets is housed within Eger Karl Johan, at Karl Johans Gate. You can even try some of their iconic coffees along with of the some biscuits and snacks when you're shopping at this trendy coffee boutique.
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.