Stores, Malls or Markets in Norway

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    MS Polarlys gift shop: On board versus ashore

    by LynCod Updated Mar 20, 2013

    On board shop stocks all the basic toiletries, warm clothing items from gloves, woolly jumpers to heavy winter anoraks and a comprehensive stock of books and souvenirs. Prices are high but no higher than ashore and quality was often better.

    You can claim 25% tax refund on gifts that you are exporting out of the country. On board they provide you with the appropriate forms, onshore you will need to ask for a form, often with limited time for shopping this is not offered in the normal shops. Refund is done at the departure airport.

    Polo and Mint were bought at the The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society (Museum) Hammerfest, situated on quay very near where the ship docks so ideal for a speedy bit of shopping after your city tour.

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    Paleet Shopping Center, Oslo: An exclusive shopping center

    by hopang Updated Sep 15, 2012

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    Paleet Shopping Center is an elegant high-end shopping center located at the most famous street in Oslo known as Karl Johans Gate. In our opinion it is the most exclusive shopping center in the city of Oslo. The shopping center has approximately 40 exclusive shops and numerous restaurants on the ground floor. Most of the shops deal in clothings and textiles, leather goods and jewelleries etc. We did not buy anything from the shopping center as most of the goods are rather expensive.

    However we took our dinner at an Indian restaurant on the ground floor of Paleet Shopping Center as many restaurants had already closed at 7.30 p.m. that night when we arrived at Oslo from Stockholm except for some fast food restaurants and the expensive restaurants in the hotels which still opened until 10.00 p.m. or later.

    Business hours of Paleet Shopping Center are between 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. You may e-mail to the following address for more information about Paleet Shopping Center:- paleet@klpeiendom.no

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    Oslo City Shopping Center, Oslo: The largest shopping center in Norway

    by hopang Updated Sep 8, 2012

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    Oslo City Shopping Center is the most visited and the largest shopping center in the country. It has a total of more than 90 shops, cafes and restaurants. The shopping center has five levels. It opens its door to the public in 1988. Oslo City is located just within a stone's throw from Oslo Central Station, Oslo Bus Terminal and Jernbanetorget metro station. Shoppers can basically walk into Oslo Central Station. Wide varieties of goods and services are available in the shopping center ranging from clothings to jewelleries, watches to CDs and DVDs and several hair dressing saloons as well.

    It certainly is ideal for last minute shopping. We indeed did our last minute shopping in the shopping center while waiting for our bus to leave Oslo Bus Terminal for Sweden.

    Opening hours of Oslo City Shopping Center are between 10.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. You may e-mail to the following address for more information:- oslocity@vital.no

    What to buy: We certainly have got our bargain. We purchase several high quality Liverpool football t-shirts from a football wear sport shop on the second floor when they were having a realisation sale.

    What to pay: We paid just 1/4 of the price compared to what we used to pay in Sweden.

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    Re what currency to bring to Norway

    by Saagar Updated Apr 20, 2012

    Bring visa/master/diners/amex etc cards, use them for those transactions you can and buy NOK, DKK, SEK from ATMs per need on top of that. The card penetration in shops and services is very high. You will need a pin code, and a card with a chip is preferred. If you have cash these can be excanged, too, there are both automated currency exchange machines in major banks that accept the most common currencies, and Forex and bank exchange counters that will change for you. Forex-type outfits will be easier and faster than banks, and probably cheaper, too. Forex claims they have no fees, however, their rates are generally worse than that of banks/cards. For rates, just check the daily rate in newsmedia or on your phone/pc. Any major currency will do (EUR, USD, GBP, CHF).

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  • HENNING Norwegian Woodcarvings: Real Norwegian Woodcarvings

    by John_Denmon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I visited HENNING`s own shop who is situated about a hour and a half drive from Oslo, Norways capitol. What I saw there amazed me. Woodcarvings in all sizes and categories. It was like a viritual tour trough the norwegian folklore and history, truly fascinating! For me, quality is the most important when buying things that will remind me of my trips and great experiences. Unlike any other, the HENNING-pieces are made by hand in Norway. By this HENNING woodcarving gave life to my memories.

    What to buy: Woodcarvings of typical norwegian themes as Trolls, folklore, Vikings or Animals

    What to pay: from 100 NOK and more.

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  • HENNING Norwegian Woodcarvings: Real Norwegian Woodcarvings

    by John_Denmon Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I visited HENNING`s own shop who is situated about a hour and a half drive from Oslo, Norways capitol. What I saw there amazed me. Woodcarvings in all sizes and categories. It was like a viritual tour trough the norwegian folklore and history, truly fascinating! For me, quality is the most important when buying things that will remind me of my trips and great experiences. Unlike any other, the HENNING-pieces are made by hand in Norway. By this HENNING woodcarving gave life to my memories.

    What to buy: Woodcarvings of typical norwegian themes as Trolls, folklore, Vikings or Animals

    What to pay: from 100 NOK and more.

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    Eli M. Bergsbakken: Wooden drinking vessels

    by Rusket Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I, a norwegian, had never heard about ølhøner until recently. I mean, I knew that the old norwegians used to make drinking vessels from wood, and that they were often richly decorated. But they come in all kinds of varieties, with handles shaped like horse heads, people, different kinds of birds, fabulous animals and other things. They were commonly in use in the western parts of south Norway until the 19th century.

    I got curious about this Eli who makes beer hens, and found the linked article about her, which gives you more information and more pictures of her products, they are imposing!

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    Any sports goods store: Norwegian backpacks

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    What to buy: There are some good but expensive backpacks for heavy-duty use made/designed in Norway. If you are looking for something very sturdy and large, for carrying loads up to 30-40 kg, look at the bigger anatomical and alu-frame Bergans and Norrona brands. They will last you forever and simultaneously make a lasting memory and significant dent in your credit card.
    My experience is that alu-framed backpacks with a 65%polyester-35tton mix are the best for really heavy carrying on trails and when it's not too much climbing/scrambling involved. For rougher terrain, choose an anatomical back pack.

    What to pay: Around 1800 NOK and up for the 80-litres plus backpacks.

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    Russian Souvenirs: at the russian border-station

    by globetrott Updated May 20, 2010

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    There is a small souvenirshop directely at the russian border-station and they sell a lot of the kind of wooden souvenirs like you might have seen them in Russia: dolls, eggs, toys etc. and some of them are really great works of art !

    What to buy: Did you see the icebear painted on the russian dolls, that is something I have not yet seen anywhere else.

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    various shops: Shop till you drop

    by globetrott Updated May 20, 2010

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    There are quite a lot of international shops and supermarkets in Kirkenes and the reason for that is the closeby russian border and a lot of russians are obviously doing their shopping there.

    What to buy: Something else that is interesting to know about norwegian shops is that the openingtimes are always indicated already at the facade like in my 2nd photo:
    8-23 (21) means it is open daily between 8am and 11.00pm, only at sunday they are closing already at 9pm.

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    Storgate: a great shoppingstreet

    by globetrott Written May 12, 2010

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    Tromsoe is one of the few towns in the northern part of Norway, where you will be able to get almost anything that you are used to find in european shops. CDs, electronical things,spareparts for your car...

    What to pay: Prices are certainly a bit higher than in the rest of europe, but it was less bad than I expected.

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    Molde: great for shopping

    by globetrott Updated May 11, 2010

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    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.

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    Kiwi: Cheap groceries

    by hexelein Updated Jul 31, 2009

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    When shopping at the supermarket chain KIWI, it is possible to end up being paid for grocery shopping.

    Fruit / vegetables: If you find any bad fruit or veg, you are entitled to a double refund for the item(s). And don't be shy, if all the mangos are dodgy-looking, grab 'em all, bring them to the till and tell them you want a refund. You will have to actually buy the items first, and then you get the double refund.

    All products: You are entitled to a full cash refund on any item (including beer) that expired the previous day (or earlier). On items expiring the same or the next day, you will either get the item(s) for free or, if the shop cannot offer the same item with a longer expiry date, you will get a cash refund. However, beer will only be compensated with a cash refund.

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    Shopping is not on this itinerary

    by maryellen50 Written Aug 12, 2006

    As this is a very very expensive city, shopping will probably not be included in your list of things to do. Most things here are double and triple the prices of similar U.S. products/foods.

    What to buy: Everything is very expensive so expect to pay high prices.

    What to pay: Two to four times what you would pay in another country.

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    Vinmonopolet or airport tax-free: Crowberry liquor

    by Saagar Written Jul 29, 2006

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    The wine monopoly stores around the country and the taxfree shops will have "Krekling Arctic Crowberry Frost". Subtitled "wilderness transformed to liquor".
    I make this myself, but in lieu of this, buy this as a souvenir from Norway. Sweet, but definitiely the crowberry taste. A good aperitif you can serve your guests when you show photos of potholed roads, rain and sleet photos from your trip to Norway.

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