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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.

    Polo and Mint

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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

    Main entrance, Paleet Shopping Center in Oslo Paleet Shopping Center in Oslo
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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.

    The Woodcarver Henning Engelsen
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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.

    The Woodcarver Henning Engelsen

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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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    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.

    Sculpture at Vigeland Park The Monolith Wall Poster at Airport Status in Vigeland Park

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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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    Blåbærsaft

    by tini58de Updated Jun 3, 2006

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    What to buy: Ever since VT friend Jan (aka knerten) visited here in Karlsruhe and brought along some most delicious blueberry sirup, I (or rather my folks) have been craving for more of it! When in Narvik, we had a layover and went to a nearby Coop store - and hoooray! there it was:

    Noras Hjemmelagede Blåbærsaft

    It sure made a lovely souvenir to bring home!!!

    yummy blueberry sirup

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    Local crafts

    by Sue08080 Written Mar 28, 2006

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    When taking the coastal cruise aboard the Hurtigruten, you will stop at a few local craft shops where a multitude of items are sold. Here is an example of the colorful local weaving.

    What to buy: weavings...table runners, throws, curtains...carved items...Christmas ornaments

    What to pay: fair prices for hand made items

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    Various, but especially chain stores: The cheap shopping calendar for Norway

    by Saagar Updated Jan 18, 2006

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    What to buy: JANUARY:
    Clothing sales starts around the 5th. Stores getting rid of autumn and early winter collections, 30-60% discount. It is also the time for electronics Christmas clearances.
    FEBRUARY:
    Last clothing sales, and now it's really dicounted, down 75%.
    MARCH:
    Book sales called the Mammoth Sales: 50-85% discount. Also foreign language books, souvenir and coffe-tablebooks.
    Some sports stores have last year's bike clearances at this time.
    APRIL :
    Winter sports equipment; prices drop dramatically after the Easter holidays.
    Mountain cabin rentals also cheap now after Easter.
    MAY:
    Charter travels are cheap - last minute and early season travels.
    JULY:
    Domestic airlines fares heavily discounted.
    Hotels are fairly cheap, and last-minute cabin rental, too.
    AUGUST:
    Second yearly sales of shoes and clothes and electronics. Also furniture discounts.
    SEPTEMBER:
    Like May, charter flights are cheap. Fishing equipment.
    OCTOBER:
    Summer sports gear, last year's winter sports gear. Big bike sales.
    NOVEMBER??? Cabriolet sales???? No, nothing except for some package deals on skiing equipment.
    DECEMBER:
    Cheap charter flights until mid-December.

    Shopping centres - not my idea of a holiday
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    No shop, only boat: Lobster directly from the fishermen

    by Saagar Updated Jan 18, 2006

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    What to buy: Along the coast you may come across fishermen (more often than -women) who haul a catch of crabs and lobster up from traps at the bottom.
    If you approach them on the quay, the pier or alongside their boat they may be quite happy to sell you some of their catch.
    Note that there are legal seasons for catching crab and lobster, and size restrictions, too, that the fishermen will know about. These vary from one part of the coast to the other.
    In Northern Norway you may be able to get (or catch yourself) a King crab, monsters up to 5-6, even 10 kilos.

    What to pay: For a good-sized lobster you may have to pay above 120 NOK directly to the fisherman, but that's a pittance compared to where they'll otherwise end up, at restaurant tables.
    Crab should be cheap.

    Lobster
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