Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerusgate 3
Phone: (47) 23 108000
Fax: (47) 23 108080
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?
The BikBok chain catches fashion trends early on, and is well-known for its sporty, modern garments. Aiming at young and trendy girls, they sell urban street fashion, more classic clothes and a combination of the two. In addition to its own brand, BikBok, located at Oslo City, offers clothes by some other designers, such as Westhill Redbird and Never Denim.
Hennes & Mauritz, commonly abbreviated to H&M, is famous for catching the season's new trends from the big designers early on, and making inexpensive versions of them. At H&M you will always find the hottest fashion at low prices. H&M has several collections, aimed at children, young adults, women and men. In addition to underwear and swimsuits, they have a collection of clothes in larger sizes, and well accessories such as bags, costume jewelry make-up and hairpins. From the elegant and classic to the young and funky, there is something to suit every taste.
Stockfleth's is the cosy coffee oasis that can be found amidst the hustle and bustle of the shopping center Oslo City; a perfect place for a break from busy shopping. The cafe also offers an opportunity to purchase tea or coffee by weight. They have a large selection of teas and a standard coffee menu, including various tasty syrups, to take away or enjoy on one of the few barstools. Stockfleth's also offers fresh pastries.
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!
One of the fastest growing sports brands and retailers in Norway, XXL Sport & Villmark is a one stop shop for all sports gear and outdoor gear needs. With a huge selection of brands, multiple departments and prices to suit every budget, it's a good place to check out whether you're looking to buy a biking gear, wilderness equipment, climbing gear, clothing, shoes, fishing, hunting and even equestrian sports! With knowledgeable sales staff and competitive pricing, it's a popular choice with locals as well as travellers.
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.
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.
Housed within the large shopping center, Oslo City, KappAhl is the store to head to for a shopping spree with the whole family. Part of a hugely popular Scandinavian chain, this store has lots of fashionable designs to offer men, women as well as the youngest members of the family. Apart from its own designs, this store also carries a few other brands.
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.
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.