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City Overview

Oslo is the capital of and the largest city in Norway. It is also the most significant retail destination in the country. The Greater Oslo area has approximately 30% of Norway's population and incorporates approximately 21% of Norway's total retail accommodation. The latest data show that greater Oslo area accounts for approximately 30% of the national retail turnover. High street retail is concentrated around Karl Johans gate, near the central business district (CBD), extending west from the Oslo Central Station to the Royal Palace.

The heart of Oslo is dominated by boutique period retail buildings and medium-sized arcades. Other prime high street retail includes the high-end fashion strip Bogstadveien, just outside the Oslo CBD. Major shopping centres are typically located on the city fringe and range in size from 20,000 to 60,000 sq m of gross leasable area. Oslo's retail stock is currently stable, however, there are numerous refurbishments of prime high street retail units underway that will give a boost to several micro-locations going forward.

Things to do



Main areas of interest: Aker Brygge, Vika and Bjørvika


The Thief, Grand Hotel, Hotel Continental, Hotel Bristol, Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo, Thon Hotel Opera, First Hotel Grims Grenka, Clarion Hotel The Hub (opening March 2019)

And be seen


Maaemo, Kontrast, Statholdergaarden, À L’aise, Bokbacka, Ekebergrestauranten, Le Benjamin, Bon Lío, Txotx, Pjoltergeist, Galt, Fru K, Skur 33, Palace Grill, Theaterkafeen, Bølgen & Moi, Dinner, Happolati, Arakataka, Alex Sushi, Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin, Smalhans, Hos Thea, Vaaghals, Feinschmecker, Omakase by Alex Cabiao


Aku-Aku Tiki Bar, Oslo Mekaniske Verksted, Crowbar, Torggata Botaniske, Himkok, Beer Palace, BAR Tjuvholmen, Monkey Bar, Summit 21, Champagneria, Jaeger, Blå, Skaugum, 34 Sky Bar, Herr Nielsen, Etoile Bar, Izakaya, Justisen, Kulturhuset, Tilt

Be Merry

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Oslo Concert Hall, The National Theatre, Folketeateret, Latter, Oslo Spektrum, Sentrum Scene, Rockefeller

Other Cities in Norway

Contact Us

Igor Petkovic
Bryggegata 9, N-0250 Oslo
PB 1284, Vika
+47 97102591 |