Oslo Shopping Tips by Saagar
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This flea market is located at the eastern section of Oslo, a short distance from the Central railway station. The range of goods here will be different from the Vestkanttorget one, and more marked by the immigrant communities.
What to buy: Fix up your empty house with cheap stuff from Grønland flea market.
What to pay: cheap!
Address: Olafiagangen, Grønland, Oslo
This is a part outdoor, part indoor used wares and antiques market held every Saturday. At the richer, western end of Oslo this flea market is a bit upmarket compared to the others in Oslo.
What to buy: such a huge variety...
Perhaps, if you are a newcomer to Oslo, a student or new resident this may be a good place to pick up things for the house.
What to pay: quite cheap, some items negotiable.
Address: Hj.Neubergsgt/Prof. Dahlsgate corner
Phone: 22607981, 48154738
If you are looking for a centrally located and wide range services camera store in Oslo, this is it. Oslo Kamera Service is a long-running store with a good reputation and knows by the photography community in Norway.
They do lots of digital stuff, but retain good services also for us opld-fashioned black and white and color print and slides photographers.
You can get your camera fixed here, develop film and do your own digitals on-line, buy and sell cameras etc.
What they do have here, but sometimes missing from upstart digital focus shops are knowledgeable staff.
What to pay: Quite average for Norway, their occasional camera sales are of comparably good value.
Farmers' Market is a periodical market area where farmers set up their stalls to seel their goods and foods. This is an organised effort at bringing good quality foods and handicrafts directly to the market from a selected series of farms.
What to buy: Depends on which city you are visiting, but woolen and wooden handicrafts are common, ecologically grown foods and specialized foods, cured meats, fish, breads, jams and what have you. Not your average carrot market. A very good and wholesome market place where you can get real goods for real prices to the local farmers. The market is organised by ecological organisations, farmers unions, farm and village tourism and the cooperative movement.
What to pay: Real prices for quality products, but no expensive middle operator.
Address: In Oslo at Youngstorget, just be aware of the date
This is a fairly old-fashioned butcher. The point for visitors is that here you can get moose, reindeer, deer, and occasional other game plus a significant variety of Norwegian specialties such as pinnekjøtt (whole salted, smoked, dried ribs of lamb), sausages, fenalår (dried,salted cured lamb), sheep's heads, forest pigeons, mountain grouse, wild goose etc. The reindeer meat smuggler's paradise!
Open 10-17, weekdays, 9-15 Saturdays.
What to buy: For visitors with room to spare and with some distance to go: fenalår, pinnekjøtt, reindeer and moose. Game keeps fairly well.
Don't try the sheep's heads. Don't do well through customs as you arrive home.
They also do party deliveries and can show up with a butcher, no cook, in your party.
What to pay: Ouch, not that question again. Well, cheaper here than at the socalled duty-free at the airport and cheaper than most shops in Oslo.
Address: Ullevålsveien 95, Adamstuen in Oslo.
Directions: Take a subway to Adamstuen station,a nd you'll find it.
Theme: Food and Drink
This shop caters for the boatowners and maritime buffs and collectors. Not an antique shop, but it has good selections of maritime art and crafts. No need for a boat. But for a boat you will find all necessary and unnecessary furnishings and decorations, lamps and what not here.
Some of the compact stuff here is good for RVs, camping etc., too.
Address: Tollbugata 31, Oslo
Directions: From the Karl Johan gate move towards the Akershus castle a couple of blocks, then go for the street number.
Other Contact: fax 22333130
Tanum's modest shop front
Tanum's bookshop at Karl Johan's street doesn't look like it, but it is one of the world's largest English language bookstores. Well, this is a bit fictive, as they supply English books to many educational institutions, the public sector and companies.
What to buy: You will certainly find a fairly large section on relevant travel literature here in English. They also have most maps of Norway/Sweden/ Denmark and many others, too.
Good selection of literature and coffee table books on Norway, and Norwegian classics in translation.
Address: Karl Johans gate
Directions: At Paleet shopping complex.
Rei & Roser at Victoria Terrasse
Theme: Women's Clothes
Juhls in oslo
Juhls is the shop of the Saami silversmith family Juhl based in Kautokeino, Finnmark.
They produce and sell exquisite pieces of art and artefacts from the Saami tradition and cultural fusion as well. They are best known for their silver jewelry.
Their main shop and workshops are in Kautokeino.
What to buy: Little birch bark boxes, leather goods, knives and silver jewelry.
What to pay: This is right-out expensive, but guaranteed authentic handicrafts and quality. No nonsense.
Address: Roald Amundsens gate 6, Oslo
Directions: Just in front of the Oslo City Hall, on the left as you walk down from Stortingsgaten street toward the City Hall.
Across from the tourist information office.
Merkevarehuset - "Brand name shop" has clothing from top to bottom and inner to outer at a severe discount.
The thing is you never know is what exactly they will have in stock. They will carry brand named goods, some top quality, too, but exactly what they have depends on their import. I guess their purchases and import is based on availability of surplus production stocks, changed fashion, outdated models etc. However, it is a great place to get dressed up. Cheap too. They carry clothes both for men, women and children. Their shoe selection isn't very good.
What to buy: They consistently carry Italian, British and French luxury shirts, slacks, jeans, winter underwear, Danish leather and winter jackets. If you are invited to a surprise party and have nothing appropriate to wear you can get dressed smartly and cheaply here.
What to pay: Bison leather jacket NOK 1500
Top quality shirt NOK 250
Address: Stasjonsveien, Holmen, Oslo
Directions: Behind the Rimi grocery store at homan on Stasjonsveien.
You can get there by means of subway line 2 westbound from the city centre to Holmen station. Walk on from there.
Theme: Men's Clothes
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