Shopping in Bergen
You will be tempted by the many shops, the varied selection and great bargains on offer in Bergen. Over the years the city has become an important hub in Norway and has gained a strong position as a centre of trade. Choose from a variety of retail outlets from quaint specialised boutiques in the city centre to large shopping centres.
There are several large shopping centres in Bergen:
• Kløverhuset on StrandgatenGalleriet on Torgallmenningen
• Sundt on Torgallmeningen
• Xhibition and Telegrafen on Olav Kyrres Gate
• Bergen Storsenter located near the bus station
• Lagunen Syd outside the city centre
Lagunen is one of the largest in Norway, and the new city silent train takes you there in 30 minutes. For more specialist boutiques, head for Bryggen, Øvregaten, Lille Øvregate, Nygårdsgaten and the trendy Skostredet and Nygårdsgaten. You will also find shops on Torgallmeningen and the surrounding area.
Shopping – more than just Fashion
In the most part, a good shopping experience is usually associated with fashion and clothing brands. However, in Bergen, there is much more than this. Here you will find antiques, interiors and design shops. By visiting Øvregaten and Kong Oscarsgate you will unravel an antique collectors dream. These streets are lined with antique and design shops, following a recent resurgence of reusing old art and furniture pieces. In this area there are also many modern interior shops.
For art lovers, visit the many art galleries scattered around the city. If you are looking for something special contact the Tourist Information or the staff at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen who will be happy to help. In the area around the hotel, Bryggen, there is a vibrant community of artists. Whether you are interesting ceramics, gold, embroidery or handicrafts, there is something for everyone.
Comfortable Accommodation in Bergen
After a busy day of shopping, make sure you stop off at the local fish market, Fisketorget, in the heart of Bergen. Here you can purchase anything from salmon sandwiches, fresh fish, mussels and fish soup, a Norwegian specialty.
The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen is just a stone’s throw from the vibrant city centre. Retreat and relax after a busy day, or expend your energy with a work out in the gym if all the shopping has not worn you out. The hotel offers a fitness centre, gym, sauna and solarium. In the cold winter months, guests are invited to enjoy a good book and a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace in the hotel’s library.
The hotel is within walking distance of most sights and experiences. Whether you are looking for the best shopping or to visit Bergen Art Museum the staff are on hand to help with advice and tips.