Molde: great for shopping
Molde is certainly a great place to do your shopping, while driving around through the lovely landscape of Norway. I had broken the electricity adapter for my laptop and it was quite easy to buy a new one in Molde.
In front of most of the shops there is a parking-area with a short-park-zone and large parking-areas at many places closeby.
Jasmine: Local produce
This is a buy by the bulk tea and coffee store that also sells local produce, cheeses, cakes and syrups, and often they offer free samples, like this day.
What to buy: This store is rather pricy, but the quality is excellent.
What to pay: NOK 80-100 for a small piece of cheese, or a medium sized bottle of homemade syrup.
Mega: Norwegian delights - Fjordland
You'll find Fjordland shelves in most Norwegian food stores, but the shelf at Mega has the biggest selection. Fjordland is a range of ready-made heat-and-serve products that taste great, and most food of this kind does not. With a wide range of traditional Norwegian dishes, this is a must-try when in Norway. Somewhat on the pricy side, but well worth it. I've tried similar things in other countries, but this is definitely the best.
What to pay: NOK 40-60
- Budget Travel
Asia Supermarked: Asian necessities
For the more exotic cravings, this is the place to shop. A delightful mixture of Indian, Thai, Chinese, Middle-East and international food can be found here. The selection is not wide, but it should satisfy most palates. As with most Asian stores in smalltown Norway, beware of the expiry date. Also sells international calling cards. Very friendly staff.
Roseby: The ugliest mall ever
Roseby or "City of roses" is a very euphemistic description of this mall...nothing rosy about it architecture wise. Fair enough, it has some 40 shops in it, but the outside couldn't be more depressing...
Ica Spar Mat Moldelivegen: Probably the 2nd biggest selection in town
This grocery store is among the largest in town, certainly if the range of food matters to you. The Ica chain is rather pricy. However, there is a fresh meat, cheese and bakery counter, plus a shelf with international foodstuffs.
Mon - Fri 9am - 9pm
Sat 9am - 8pm
Rimi Storgata: Early morning groceries
Usually, grocery stores in Norway open at 9am. This is the only one in Molde that opens already at 8am, and it's located right in the middle of the city centre.
8am - 8pm (Mon-Fri)
8am - 6pm (Sat)
Delikatessehuset: Gourmet food
Always a nice display of freah meats and poultry. If they don't have it, they'll order it. A bit pricy, but excellent service.
Bukse Centeret: Low-end Men's Apparel
Really and old-fashioned men's apparel store. No thrills, no great brands, attendants that look like they're still the 70s...but they hem while you wait.
Aandahls: Molde's first department store
Opened in 1948 as Molde's first department store, at that tome something really new. Now slightly outdated...
What to buy: There's a section upstairs that sells Norwegian sweaters.
Molde Sport: Expert advice on sporting goods
Small, but with a wide selection of products and with expert advice. I know that since I know the manager and he's an avid sports person and so are many of his staff.
Moldetorget: The downtown mall
Opened December 2003, 41 stores, mainly clothes and apparel.
10am - 8pm (Mon-Fri)
10am - 4pm (Sat)