Shopping in Bergen
You will be tempted by the varied selection and great bargains on offer in the many shops in Bergen. Over the years, the city has become an important hub in Norway and has gained a strong position as a center of trade. Choose from a variety of retail outlets from quaint specialized boutiques in the city center to large shopping malls.
There are several large shopping malls in Bergen:
- Kløverhuset on Strandgaten Street
- Galleriet and Sundt on Torgallmenningen Street
- Xhibition and Telegrafen on the street Olav Kyrres Gate
- Bergen Storsenter located near the bus station
- Lagunen Syd, 12.5 km from the city
More than just FashionAside from fashion, Bergen has much more to offer. Here you will find antiques, interiors and design shops. By visiting the streets 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.
Arts and craft stores and galleriesFor art lovers, visit the many art galleries scattered around the city. If you are looking for something special contact staff at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen who will be happy to guide you on your way. In the area around the hotel, Bryggen, there is a vibrant community of artists. Whether you are interested in ceramics, gold, embroidery or handicrafts, there is something for everyone. These gems can be found in the wharf’s quaint lanes and alleyways.
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.