where to shop
At Aker Brygge you will find expensive designer shops as well as more standard shops, cafés, restaurants, theatres, cinema and bars. Aker Brygge is all in all a fairly expensive area.
Between the Royal Palace and Vigelandsparken (Frogner parken) is one of the largest shopping districts in Oslo. Here you’ll find a range of posh boutiques where you do not want to enter wearing smelly sandals and a backpack.
Grønland is known for its large population of non-western immigrants. If you are looking for fabrics, fancy jewellery, spices, or fruit and vegetable markets, Grønland is the place to be.
Karl Johans gate is the most famous street in Oslo. Karl Johan reaches from the Royal Palace to Oslo Central Station. Here you will find hundreds of shops of all kinds and lots of street artists and vendors during the summer.
Here you can discover small designer boutiques, small cafes, parks and everything else you might need during lazy urban days. And don’t miss the Sunday marked at Birkelunden.
At the top of Grünerløkka so to say, you find the park Birkelunden. The market is Sundays from 1200 until 2000. Among other things you find old furniture, kitchen-items, clothing, books, vinyl, DVDs, CDs, t-shirts and jewellery.
Each Sunday, between 1200 and 1700, young local artists gather at Blå to sell postcards, ceramics, jewellery, jam, knitted shawls and stockings, bags, paintings etc. The market at Blå is really nice and worth a visit, even if you are not looking for anything in particular.
Every Saturday from 1200 to 1800 there is a market under the highway bridge at Grønland. Here sellers from all corners of the world come to sell used or renewed items.
Saturdays at 1000 until 1700. Go to the main entrance of The Frogner Park and ask for Amaldus Nilsens Plass or Vestkanttorget.
Youngstorget is a 150-year old marketplace. Among the street vendors you will find everything from organic food to second hand LPs and pan pipes. Not as exciting as many of the other markets.
You’ll find them easily if you ask anyone at the street. The largest is Oslo City, close to the Oslo Central Station.
Did your mp3 player break during one of your nights out, or maybe you need a cheap cell phone. Clas Ohlson carries a huge selection of electronics at a reasonable price.