"* Shopping & other tips..." Oslo Favorite Tip by Lys-Noir
Oslo General: 234 reviews and 263 photos
Favorite thing: <b><i> * Shopping & other tips *</i></b>
Most shops in Oslo are open from 10.00-17.00 and on Saturdays from 09.00-15.00. There are usually extended opening hours in most shopping centres on Mon-Fri from 10.00-21.00 and on Saturdays from 10.00-18.00. Most shops are closed on Sundays, however some souvenir shops stay open. Thursday is the day for late night shopping. Shopping centres and souvenir shops have extended opening hours till 19.00 or 21.00. Banks are open until 17.00.
Here is a brief guide to the main shopping areas in Oslo:
This is next to the Town Hall and here you will find everything from expensive designer stores to regular shops. Aker Brygge is an exciting cultural centre where you will also find many cafés, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and bars.
<i>KARL JOHANS GATE</i>
Karl Johans gate is Oslo's most famous pedestrian street running east to west from the Central Station to the Royal Palace. Not only are there hundreds of shops and restaurants, there are also several street entertainers and vendors. Stortorvet is the square close to the Cathedral and has an open-air market every day.
<i>HEGDEHAUGSVEIEN, BOGSTADVEIEN and MAJORSTUA</i>
Located between the Royal Palace and the Vigeland Park is one of the largest shopping districts in Oslo. Most of the shops here are designer stores and boutiques.
Shopping centres within walking distance of the city centre:
<i>* BYPORTEN SHOPPING,
* OSLO CITY,
* PALEET SHOPPING CENTRE,
* GLASMAGASINET SHOPPING MALL</i>
For more useful tips take a look at <b><a href='http://www.virtualoslo.com/'>the Oslo virtual guide</b></a>