Norway Shopping

  • Shopping
    by mirchica
  • Shopping
    by mirchica
  • Shopping
    by mirchica

Norway Shopping

  • Silversmith on the silver mountain

    Stavanger Shopping

    This is a nice little goldsmith store. Most jewelry stores here in Stavanger only sell pre-made stuff so you find more or less the same in every store. But in this store you can find special stuff that is not worn by everyone. And you can get thing made. Well, I guess you can't claim that Norway is cheap so expect to pay a pretty penny

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  • On board versus ashore

    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...

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  • An exclusive shopping center

    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...

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  • The largest shopping center in Norway

    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...

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  • Re what currency to bring to Norway

    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...

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  • Real Norwegian Woodcarvings

    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...

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  • Real Norwegian Woodcarvings

    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...

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  • Wooden drinking vessels

    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...

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  • Norwegian backpacks

    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...

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  • at the russian border-station

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

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  • Shop till you drop

    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. 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...

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  • a great shoppingstreet

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

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  • 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.

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  • Cheap groceries

    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...

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  • Shopping is not on this itinerary

    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. Everything is very expensive so expect to pay high prices. Two to four times what you would pay in another country.

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  • Crowberry liquor

    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...

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  • Blåbærsaft

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

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  • Local crafts

    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. weavings...table runners, throws, curtains...carved items...Christmas ornaments fair prices for hand made items

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  • The cheap shopping calendar for Norway

    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...

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  • Lobster directly from the fishermen

    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,...

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  • Postal services

    The Post shouldn't need much description? But, sorry, this is not so: The statal post services are being part-privatised and outsourced and it is beginning to be difficult to find a bone fide post office.One outsourcing takes place as "post i butikk" - having simple postal services located at kiosks, grocery shops, corner stores etc. These...

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  • Monkfish and other fish - a raw deal

    A few fish mongers and sea food companies travel directly from the key fishing harbours on the west and north-west coast to the main cities in Norway and sell frozen, salted, dried and smoked fish and whale meat off freezer vans. If you didn't have luck with your own fishing today, or if you are heading home and have capacity to bring fish home,...

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  • Got a taste for aquavit?

    The OSL tax-free airport is the cheapest place to buy aquavit or other alcoholic drinks for your home. The ships bound for Denmark and Germany are slightly more expensive.The OSL shop has a very complete selection of Norwegian drinks. The best aquavit is in my opinion Gilde Non Plus Ultra.Next thereafter Gammel Opplandsk.The most popular one is...

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  • Have SIM card, need telephone?

    Norway has a huge turnover in mobile phones, which means that you can get a really quite new, cheap used mobile phone including guarantee (not expired) by searching the web-based 2nd hand markets. Mobile phones in Norway have a 5-year guarantee. Statistically, there are between four and five million 2nd hand unused mobile phones laying around in...

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  • Did I said this already

    Well, it depends where you are leaving from, anyhow, in my last visit I wanted something local from Bergen and this is what I got. Bergens

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  • cheap bits and pieces

    have look in these to shops called tiern(ten) that dont have anything that cost more than 10 kroner and max20 that dont have anything more expensive than 20 kroner ...they have everything from sweets to a hammer, plastic boxes, knives&forks, candles, instant bbq etc a list for max20 shops in norwayhttp://www.max20.no/butikker.html 10-20 kroner

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  • grocery

    i'm writing this since so many ask the price off food in norway just to give u an ideaone tips if u are on a budget is to use the shops own brand..."first price", "eldorado", "blå/hvit" (depending on the shop)often the magasin "dine penger" (your money) look for the cheapest food store in norway (same thing in each basket in each shop)have a look...

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  • Norvegian souvenirs

    If you would like a special souvenir of your trip to Norway, there are many possibilities available. Handicraft shops selling traditions items as well as newer designs inspired by the old styles are found in both towns and villages. Popular souvenirs from Norway include knitted sweaters, cardigans, gloves and mittens, pewter, silverware, porcelain,...

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  • Aquavit

    The Aquavit is the traditional spirit of Scandinavia, if you want to buy it, wait until you get to the airport or the ferry, it will be much cheaper there as tax free.

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  • Waht type of souvenir?

    I often get the question, what type of souvenir is typical for Norway?Several things would be typical, depending on what you like. I would say the most typical is probably a troll figure. You can get them in all sizes and in all price ranges from the little plastic one to the hand-carved one in wood. Another typical craft is tinwear. They are not...

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  • Farmers' Christmas markets

    Bondens Julemarked is a pre-Christmas market where local farmers get-together and present Christmas foods and gift articles made by local farmers and small-scale producers. You can find some real gems here, without middlemen to beef up the price. Cured meats and fish of various kinds, various relish, chutneys, jams, berries, juices, ciders...

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  • Ecologically produced foodstuff

    For ecologically grown foods, local as well as imported, try Helios. Helios is linked to the biodynamic movement that may exclude other products. They have several shops around Norway, mainly located in the bigger cities. Check www.helios.noRegular farms also produce ecologically/organically (no chemical fertilizer/pesticides etc). These products...

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  • Why do people love to live in Norway?

    It is because of the Freia chocolate from the happy Norwegian cows that graze in the verdant hills amidst the fjords. Even though people live in remotest parts with a harsh winter and are always full of suspicion, they have the greatest treasure on earth, Freia chocolate! That is at least what my favorite Freia chocolate TV advertisement tries to...

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  • Souvenir Shopping in Norway

    Norway is an expensive country, but there are many relatively affordable souvenirs that are uniquely Norwegian you can buy here. The best buys are:Dale sweater, Freia milk chocolate from Norwegian happy cows, Stabburet canned mackerel, Moller's Dobbel cod lever oil capsules that will surely energize you to be the next "bullies." There are several...

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  • Fresh food

    When buying fresh fruit and vegetables in Norwegian supermarkets, check the produce very carefully before purchase. The quality varies considerably and is often poor. Vegetables seem to go limp and inedible within two days of purchase. Apples often develop brown patches and sag in a similar amount of time. I have bought cherries that were furry and...

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  • Looking for high-end Scandinavian...

    I notice that each town, even a small town of 2000, has its own "glassmagasinet," a store that showcases high-end Scandinavian dinnerware and household items. Usually these family-owned stores have been there for generations and pass down from one generation to the other.In Oslo, the patriarch of this high-class store is Norway Designs, right in...

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  • Looking for high-end Scandinavian...

    In Molde, the patriarch of this high-class store is O.E. Strande. There you can find items from Eva Trio, Georg Jensen, Holmegaard, Iittala, Kosta Boda, Orrefors, Rosendahl, Royal Copenhagen, and its ilks. Eva Trio, Georg Jensen, Holmegaard, Iittala, Kosta Boda, Orrefors, Rosendahl, Royal Copenhagen, and its ilks. From 10 NOK to ~NOK, depending...

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  • Troll Galore I

    One of the souvenirs you can buy from Norway is trolls, usually hand painted in Norway, not in China or Bangladesh or Honduras. You can find different kinds of trolls, from the scary to the funny ones. Prices differ from one tourist souvenir shop to the other. Unless you do not have time, you better compare prices before you buy.I don't like these...

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  • Mackerel as Souvenir

    This Stabburet canned mackerel in tomato sauce will provide you with a delicious healthy practical cheap meal while you are travelling on a shoestring. You can eat the mackerel out of the can with bread or rice, whatever you fancy. You can also buy this very-affordable made-in-Norway mackerel as a gift for your friends and families back home. But...

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  • Cod Liver Oil as Souvenir? What a...

    One joke I love is "Boller tar Moller" which means "Bullies take Moller."The joke is in a way true because people who take Moller's Dobbel, a high concentrate of fish oil that contains Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A and D, become more energetic. I particularly like the Moller's Dobbel with vitamin A and D. I have tried the one with Amino Acid...

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  • Electronics

    Because this odd country is not a member of the EU, there are not the customs barriers against the Far East such as EU has. That makes cameras, computers and other consumer electronics relatively cheap compared to the rest of Europe. It doesn't really pay for Norwegians to do this shopping abroad anymore, except in places where there is a huge...

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  • Norwegian sleeping bags

    Norway produces - well - designs... some good brands of sleeping bags. There are bags for extreme winter conditions as well as the more tropical variety. You will be told that the combination bag does not exist, so you need to have an opinon of what kind of conditions you will be using your potential bag. With a long zipper you will have a wider...

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  • Smoked or cured (gravlax) salomon

    Varieties of smoked, cured and fresh salomon are good-value gifts to be taken out of Norway. It comes cheap here (not kidding!).At the duty-free shop at Oslo airport the quality of the salomon is good, but the price is high. You can buy the same thing much cheaper in a supermarket. Look around and you will notice a variety of prices for what...

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  • Christmas

    When in Norway look out for Christmas things. I saw so many pretty and cute looking christmas things that it was very difficult to keep my wallet closed. In the end i did buy some things of course. Especially look out for the Norwegian Santas they are different from his American and UK counterparts. As much as you want

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  • Souvenirs from Norway

    After you visit some country there are usually some people at home that expect “something” that represent the country and can be called a souvenir. The task of choosing souvenirs in Norway is exceptionally hard one if you’re looking for something that fits under the price range “normal” in your local terms. Nothing is cheap in Norway, and souvenirs...

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