Where to shop Tax Free in Norway
The Norwegian capital has it all. The pedestrianised city center on and around Karl Johans Gate is one of Oslo's top retail destinations and offers flagship stores of famous and luxury brands, plus several great shopping centers and department stores.
- Akersgata Street - crosses Karl Johans Gate, to find high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton and Mulberry, while nearby Grensen Street offers a great selection of shoe retailers.
- Oslo City – one of the capitals largest shopping centers with more than 90 shops and restaurants on five floors, stocking famous international brands.
- Steen & Strøm (Nedre Slottsgate) – department store in the area and is especially strong for Norwegian, Scandinavian fashion. You'll find clothes for all, including well-recognized brands.
- GlasMagasinet - one of Norway's oldest department stores dating back to 1899 and is located at Stortorvet in the city center. Visitors will find it strongest on jewellery, glassware and gifts, including everything you need to put together your own bunad (traditional Norwegian folk costume).
- Paléet - department store for higher end designer names such as Michael Kors and Alexander Mcqueen. However, the city's largest high-end department store is nearby Eger Karl Johan (Karl Johans Gate) and offers formal, on trend and luxury fashion for men and women. Names like Givenchy, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Valentino are among some 300 international brands on offer there.
- Majorstuen - The affluent downtown neighbourhood is the place to find clothes and shoes, with a broad mix of high-end and budget chains offering men's and women's fashion on and around Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien streets.
- Grünerløkka district – streets are lined with shops with clothes, pottery and handicrafts, especially on and around Thorvald Meyers Gate. It's known as 'the 'Greenwich Village of Oslo', here there are outlets for the next generation of Norwegian designers selling clothes and accessories.