About Oslo Shopping
People visiting Oslo for the first time find that the city weather permitting, of course is very conducive to a shopping spree or two. The city center is marked by numerous, pedestrian-friendly areas featuring friendly boutiques with art, jewelry, and handicrafts galore. The greatest concentration of shopping downtown is found along busy Karl Johans gate and its intersecting streets. Here, department stores like Steen and Strøm, the Paléet shopping center, and specialty shops like Tanum one of the citys most popular bookshops are must-dos. Elsewhere, near the familiar façade of the Radisson SAS Plaza, is Oslo City, one of Norways largest enclosed shopping centers. A more unique shopping experience is found east of Filipstad at the ever-busy Aker Brygge, once a ship-building yard and now a unique waterfront complex with a wide selection of shops, restaurants, and bars. For a true treat, venture outside the city proper and find the shops and eateries of quaint Bærums Verk, a restored ironworks village located almost an hour west of Oslo. There, among other things, the wares include blown glass, pottery, hand-made soap, and patchwork quilts.
About Kelly Sigmon
Senior editor Kelly Sigmon is Southern born and Ivy educated. During his tenure with the company, Kelly has prized being a mystery traveler and overseeing the printed 10Best Travel Guides for San Francisco, Miami, and Atlanta.
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