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Shopping in the Cities

In the Mood for Some Urban Shopping?


Frederiksberg Center Shopping Mall

Frederiksberg Center Shopping Mall (Copenhagen)

© Frederiksberg Centret Mall
Shopping fans can shop at Scandinavia's top shopping centers, downtown areas, and stores worth visiting on your trip to one of the Scandinavian capitals.

But if you've never been there, it's hard to know where to go. Here are the best shopping locations in each city:

Shopping in Copenhagen is lots of fun. Most importantly, head to Europe's longest shopping street, Strøget. Copenhagen's two biggest stores are called Det Ny Illum and Magasin du Nord. Det Ny Illum is situated half-way down Stroget, at Amagertorv. It has a spectacular interior and a beautiful glass dome. Magasin du Nord can easily be found across the Royal Theatre. For the younger crowd, also make sure to visit the Frederiksberg Center shopping mall.

When you go shopping in Oslo, you can take your time. Shops in Oslo are usually open from 10 am - 5 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm. There are extended opening hours in most shopping centers 10 am - 8pm (Mon-Fri) and on Saturdays from 10 am - 6 pm. Oslo boasts four separate shopping malls with hundreds of shops. There are nice Norwegian hand-made souvenirs to be found in Oslo.

Stockholm, on the other hand, is a whole different animal when you want to make a few purchases. The selection of stores when you go shopping in Stockholm is staggering, and if you're not afraid of sticker shock or want to just do some window shopping to see interesting items, don't miss out on the artwork & furniture design shops in Stockholm. It's not all about IKEA here.

Going shopping in Helsinki gives you six different shopping locations. You won't be far from one no matter where in Helsinki you are.

To make sure your shopping budget isn't eaten up by your travel costs, just follow a few basic tips to save money in Scandinavia!

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