Bergen has always been a city of traders and you will find plenty of tempting shopping – from small, specialised shops to large department stores.
You never go home empty-handed from a shopping spree in Bergen. In the compact city center, you can find everything from the large and tempting brand stores at the shopping malls to the small and unique niche stores with products you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Bergen offers a varied and a distinctive shopping experience no other Norwegian city can match.
The paradise for indoor shopping in Bergen
Get off the bus at Olav Kyrres Gate, Festplassen or Torget, and you will find yourself right in the heart of Bergen’s major shopping district. Either you want to get your shopping done in a few hours, or you have planned an entire day for shopping in Bergen, this is the place where you almost guaranteed will find what you are looking for within a fairly short distance. Here the large and fashionable shopping malls like Kløverhuset, Galleriet and Bergen Storsenter are located, with stores within all categories. The assortment is tempting, and the friendly and highly competent shop employees gives you the assistance you need to get in shopping mood.
There are also several big shopping centres just a short drive outside of Bergen. With over 50 fashion stores and 160 connected shops, the Lagunen Storsenter at Laguneparken is the biggest shopping mall in the Bergen region. How about a personal shopper who joins you on a shopping spree, giving you hints and ideas on how to fill your closet with clothes making you look like a million dollars? Such services are offered at many of the bigger shopping malls in Bergen.
Brings the little extra to your shopping spree
Do you like to get some fresh air in between your store visits? If so, a walk in the narrow alleys and streets is an ideal option for you. Here, the small and picturesque niche stores are bursting with a wide range of products you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Take a walk in Strandgaten, marken, Hollendergaten, Øvregaten or at the historical Bryggen, and make your day of shopping in Bergen into something special. Visit the store you didn’t think existed. Get the clothes you know your friends don’t have in their closets.
Along Bryggen’s crooked houses and narrow alley you will find some special design and souvenir stores, offering the best within Norwegian crafts, gifts and small, rare and funny things that you will enjoy for years.
In the area around Vågen, you can find shops with fantastic clothes from the world known local clothing companies like Janus, Dale of Norway and Oleana, that all have factories located right outside of Bergen. Store that let you go home with something completely unique from your day of shopping in Bergen.
Take your time to get the most out of your shopping in Bergen. Even though the shops are quite spread across the city map, the compact city core makes all the stores easily accessible. Don’t be surprised of you still have some energy left as you return from a shopping day in Bergen.
General opening hours:
The shopping centers are open Monday to Friday 9-21, Saturday to 18.
The smaller shops are mostly open 10-16, some 17, Saturday to 15 or 16.
In Norway almost all shops are closed on Sundays, with the exception of a few souvenir shops and a few small supermarkets.
Duty free shopping:
In selected stores you enjoy duty free shopping. Get VAT refunded when traveling out of Norway with Global Blue at Bergen Airport Flesland, on board Fjord Line and on board cruise ships. (Only applicable to those living outside Scandinavia.)
Visit the popular Fish Market in Bergen.
Everything in clothes, shoes and jewellery.
Bring home a souvenir from Bergen.
Several shopping centers in Bergen.
A wide range of producers and suppliers.
Wide range of offers in all categories.