Quality Resort & Spa Stromstad
Stromstad, 452 20
Phone: (46) 526 303 00
Fax: (46) 526 303 20
This is a house full of Christmas all year round. Norway's largest Christmas shop, this is also Santa's main post office in Norway, with its own official postage stamp. The shop answers letters addressed to Father Christmas by children from all over the world. A collection of 200,000 letters from children is on display in the tourist information office, next to Julehuset ("Christmas House"). A nice day trip can be made from Oslo, here to Drobak. Check out the website for more information.
One of several around Oslo, this branch of Japan Photo offers everything connected with the subject of photography. This is a good place for getting films developed as it gives out discount cards which make developing cheaper. The cards last for one year, so you have plenty time to use them. The sales staff are helpful and give good advice if you are about to invest in some expensive equipment. All the extras that go along with photographic film can be bought here - frames and photo albums to name just a couple of things.
Byporten is a fantastic modern shopping center. Connected to the Central Station, you just have to step off a bus, train or tram and do your shopping. There are over 70 shops, restaurants and various other services, making it easy to pick up that last-minute item. Byporten offers a combination of expensive, high-quality shops and more ordinary options. The latest in fashion from around the world, children's supplies, restaurants, a hotel, and even a doctor and dentist are located here. If you want it, Byporten probably has it.
Intersport is the world's largest sports chain with well over four thousand branches. Norway alone has around 150. You can buy all-year sports equipment and if you log onto their website, you will see the large selection that they have on offer. Intersport in Byporten Shopping is well stocked, and the very helpful sales staff give you the opportunity to browse and seek assistance when necessary. Check out the website for further details.
Design Forum offers clothes in timeless, classic designs, made from comfortable fabrics like silk, cotton, velour and linen. Design Forum's focus is on colors: everyday clothes, party outfits and accessories in all the colors of the rainbow. The majority of the products are house designs, the rest are imported from designers in Poland, France and Denmark.
Nestled in central Oslo lies a perfect shopping destination for fashionable men. This independent shop carries all kinds of styles of clothing, from casual streetwear to more edgy, interesting pieces and even some dressier clothes as well. In addition to the clothing, Freudian Kicks carries a great selection of shoes. The space itself is very modern, almost giving off the feel of an art gallery due to the modern art tastefully displayed on the walls.
The Free Record Shop chain has branches on Karl Johans gate, in stbanehallen and in the Steen & Strm department store. The branch on Karl Johan is the biggest one, with a large selection of pop music and also a good deal of jazz, classical and ethnic music. There is plenty of room between the shelves here, so this is perhaps the place for music lovers who do not like to force their way through crowds. There is also a fairly large section with games for PCs, PlayStation and Xbox. The other two branches are mainly devoted to pop music.
Founded in 1877, this ultra popular sports gear and apparel brand has skyrocketed to international fame among extreme sports enthusiasts for its well-made Scandinavian products. This flagship location on Karl Johans gate opened in 2009 and offers special features like the global weather station, interactive zone and dressing rooms that depict various outdoor environments. Find everything you need from down winter jackets with technologically advanced fabrics, to specially designed sailing footwear and everything else in-between. Shopping at this Helly Hansen flagship store is a true experience.
This is one of the most popular and cheapest record stores in the city. They sell the newest pop records, which are topping the charts around the world, for a good deal cheaper than at most other record stores. However, it is not the place to come if you are afraid of masses of people crammed into a few square meters. The store is packed with young people all day, even during working hours. But seriously, it is cheap!
Stocked with an extensive collection of graphic novels, comic books, manga and DVDs, Outland offers its customers an opportunity to dive in to a world of fantasy and magic, where superheroes are real and anything is possible. The store also offers a variety of boards games, costumes, collectible card games, action figures and lego sets, creating a haven for fantasy-fiction fans of all ages and expertise levels. The store itself is spacious and well-organized, with friendly staff to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
If you are in a seemingly endless search of clothing that is up-to-date with current styles but maintains a classic look, than look no further than Ambiente. Located at Karl Johans Gate, this shop stocks a wide range of clothing and accessories for women. The shop carries well-known designers such as Armani, J Brand and an assortment of local Norwegian brands. Items like shoes, purses and scarves are also for sale and will perfectly tie together your new outfit!
Oslo City is a bright and airy shopping center. Next to the entrance there are a few fruit and vegetable stalls that sell fresh produce during the summer. The center itself is big enough to envelop your entire day: it has the usual selection and variety of shops as well as several off-the-wall gift shops, which are perfect for souvenir hunters. There are also some good eateries with a laid-back atmosphere. The millions of people who shop here every year choose Oslo City for a reason. After all, who said shopping had to be hard?