The biggest tourist books write that Oslo is so expensive. But did you know that there are several malls that ain’t so expensive at all? In this view which we will update from time to time. So, let us show you a more affordable side of Oslo.

If you have some money and want to spend them, Oslo and its surroundings have several shopping malls. In this guide, we give you some suggestions for where to do the best shopping in Oslo.

#1 OsloCity – The biggest shopping mall in the city center

OsloCity is one of the bigger shopping malls in Oslo

OsloCity is one of the biggest shopping malls in Oslo. Here you find 5 floors with shopping for everyone. The shopping center was built in 1988 and is visited by around 50,000 people day.

You can enter it from several street-level entrances located towards Jernbanetorget and towards Gunerius shopping mall. You can also enter the mall from the Jernbanetorget Metro station. The center got lots of escalators and lifts inside. There is something for everyone on each floor of the mall.

This is also one of the few shopping malls that can remind people of a mall in Europe. But once you step in you realize that this shopping mall could use all of the floors.

Shopping Tip

  • On the 5th floor, you find cheap Clas Ohlson store if you need to buy gadgets or other cheap things for your home.
  • On the 5th floor, you find a nice store for toys
  • On the basement floor, you find MENY with street food. At times they have 10 NOK sales which are very affordable.
  • Normal is on the basement floor. They have much more affordable prices and they even challenge grocery stores with certain snacks products

How to get there in Oslo?

All underground and tram lines stop just outside (at Jernbanetorget). Bus Lines 31, 34, 37 and 54 also stop outside, including others which you can check on Ruters homepage. Also, all of the trains go to Oslo Central station. From Oslo Central, there is even a bridge that leads to OsloCity shopping mall.

#2 Byporten – Next to Oslo Central Station

Only two floors but Byporten is a quite long one

Just beside OsloCity shopping mall, you find Byporten. It’s just a 2-floor mall, but it is quite long. Here you have many different stores.

Some of the stores here are very expensive, others less. This shopping mall is a bit smaller than OsloCity, but also less crowded at times.

On the second floor, Byporten got a quite nice Indian restaurant. They cost around 130,- NOK each and will make you full. Nice service also.

Other than this. Byporten got lots of interesting designs. Also because this shopping mall isn’t so high. It is easy to just walk there while waiting for a train or long-distance bus to catch.

Byporten is a nice shopping mall. Recommended!

Shopping Tip

  • Kiwi supermarket can be found on the ground floor. They are in general cheaper than Meny and Coop Mega stores
  • There are lots of soap and cosmetics on the first floor
  • Lots of clothing stores on the second floor

How to get there in Oslo? 

All underground and tram lines stop just outside. Bus Lines 31 and 37 also stops outside, including others which you can check on Ruter’s website.

#3 Arkaden Shopping Center – Unique stores

Arkaden Oslo got something for everyone

A shopping walk-thru center, with only 2 floors. Here you have many different shops. A small, but a good tip is the Neo Tokyo store. So, if you are interested in Japanese clothes, stuff, and candies. This is the place to go. Prices might not be what you expect, but they really do try to give new input to all the main shopping stores in Oslo. Try it, if you like Manga, Anime, and Japan in general.

Shopping Tip

  • Want sweets that aren’t too expensive to buy than try the Yummi Heaven store as this sweet store got two floors with all kinds of goodies. The store offers a wide selection of fresh candy and chocolate. Here you will find a lot of candies that you will not find anywhere else in Norway!

Outside of Arkaden you find Kjell & Company, a small shop with cheap electronics and gadgets.

How to get there in Oslo?

From Jernbanetorget, just walk towards Kirkeristen. Then you can walk-thru the shopping mall. Arkaden Shopping Center connects the famous Karl Johans Gate with Jernbanetorget. So it’s quite easy to find.

#4 Gunerius – Old Atmosphere

Also beside OsloCity. Its also a walk-thru shopping center. Mostly it is one floor, but also a two-floor shopping center at places.

Gunerius was one of the best shopping centers before, but now its a mix.

In this supermarket you can find a Mobile Phone Shop, Flower shops, leather store, clothing stores, cafeterias, and restaurants are inside of Gunerius.

Delicious food at Gunnerius

If you want to have dinner here, you should try Silver Chopsticks & Sushi Heaven. The interior design looks cheap, but the food isn’t bad at all. You can buy Tempura Maki, Chicken Tempura and Chicken in Red Karri for affordable prices, from 90 kr to 150 kr. In US Dollars this is between $11 and $15.

If you want to buy warm food on the go, you should visit the local halal meat market in the basement, next to Kiwi. Here you can buy warm grilled chicken, lamb stewing, chicken stewing and chicken tandoori and more for 60 – 70 kroner ( $7-$8).

How to get there in Oslo?

Brugata station with tram and bus stopping just outside of Gunerius. You can also reach the Gunerius mall by walking through OsloCity walking in North direction, and cross the big road cross that divides OsloCity and Gunerius.

This shopping mall is sort of a link between OsloCity and Brugata tram and bus station. Easy to find.

#5 GlasMagasinet – Luxury shopping malls in Oslo 

Glasmagasinet was completely refurbished in 2017 and looks now really great. With a focus on interior design, but also Norway’s first concept shop of the electronics, Elkjøp. A big cafeteria at the entrance and with plenty of outdoor seatings as well. This is a quite old shopping mall that has stayed there for many years but we love the upgrade. They sell all sorts of glass, cosmetics, tools for the kitchen and other expensive things. If you want your pocket to get empty fast, this is the place to go.

How to get there in Oslo?

 Near Torggata and a place in Oslo center, called Stortorvet. You can get here by most of the tram lines, including bus line 37. It’s also easy to access Karl Johans Gate and it is just beside the Church called ‘Domkirken’.

#6 Steen & Strøm – One of the oldest in Oslo

This is another quite old shopping mall. Also very expensive, and it got almost the same stores as GlasMagasinet. It’s, however, a bit further from other shopping malls. Got many floors, and have an expensive food store on the ground floor called Matkroken. It’s a worth visit, just because of its history. Also, one of the prettiest malls in Oslo to visit.

How to get there? It’s just beside the famous Karl Johans Gate street. You can also reach it, by taking the metro to Stortinget station. All lines go there. You should go out towards Egertorget, and then follow Karl Johans Gate street towards Jernbanetorget.

#7 Paleet Shopping Center – Luxury shopping 

This is a very exclusive shopping mall. Oslo has been rated as the world’s most expensive city and when I write this, I realize how many shopping malls we have expensive clothes and stuff.

Shopping Tip

Don’t miss Ben and Jerry’s ice cream bar if you are an ice cream lover. There are just a few of them in the entire city, maybe because Oslo is a very cold city. A nice place to visit in the summer, but in the winter it’s too cold for me at least. It’s also expensive. Here you can try Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Cinnamon Buns and more yummy flavors.

The gastropub Public Matpub is located in the basement of Paleet and offers cool every-day food like spareribs and fish n chips. They also give you the chance to try out exotic beers from high ranked microbreweries in Oslo.

How to get there in Oslo?

You can get off tram, bus or metro at Nationaltheateret station. Then walk towards the famous Karl Johans Gate street, and turn to the right. Just follow the street a bit, and you will reach it. The entrance is just beside Oslo’s Hard Rock Cafe. You find it easy.

#8 Eger Karl Johan – A fashion orientated shopping mall

This is Oslo’s largest fashion mall. Fashion in the form of designer clothes, handbags, and shoes, will provide even the most discerning globetrotter opportunities for an exciting shopping experience in the heart of Oslo.

How to get there? 

Just walk along the main parade street Karl Johans gate, or take the tube to Stortinget.

#9 Grønland Bazar – Unique and Cheap Shopping

One of the smallest shopping centers, located in the heart of Grønland.  The atmosphere is not Norwegian at all and most of the customers are African, Turkish and Indian.

Here you find La Villa Restaurant serving Turkish food and their Beyti is absolutely recommended, Max Hamburger with their extended vegetarian and vegan menu, a local pharmacy, some cheap clothing stores (with factory outlet prices), a wine shop (Vinmonopolet), a cafeteria, the dumplings restaurant Kinabolle, a halal fresh meat, and chicken shop and a 24-hour supermarket.

How to get there? 

Just take the tube to Grønland metro station.

#Bonus Storo Senter

Storo is a growing area, and its shopping mall is Oslo’s biggest with 130 shops and restaurants. Take tram 11, 12 or 13 – or bus 30 from Jernbanetorget (outside of Oslo S) to Storo. Next to Storo Senter you will also find Oslo’s new IMAX cinema, Odeon Kino.

#Bonus Sandvika Storsenter

A bit outside of Oslo, in Sandvika, you will find the regions’ biggest shopping mall with 200 shops and restaurants. Take NSB train L12, L13 or L14 from Oslo S to Sandvika. It takes 23 minutes. Sandvika is a cozy small town and worth to visit as well.

LAST UPDATE09.02.202001.00

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