Stavanger's compact centre is pleasant to walk around, and unless you're shopping for something in particular, it's nice to just take the time to look around the streets. This also gives you a chance to browse the unique independent shops.

    For a more targeted shopping experience, it's best to head for the shopping malls. You will find several in the city centre, but if you want everything under one roof, with easy parking and plenty of space, then it's the district malls you want.

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    Arkaden Torgterrassen

    Central shopping mall with good choice of shops

    • Shoppers

    In the busy Klubbgata in the heart of Stavanger city centre is the city's largest shopping centre: the popular Arkaden Torgterrassen. It is owned by a large Scandinavian shopping centre company and stands out for its well-maintained premises. There is a wide choice of shops, most of them popular women's fashion retailers. The choice of interior design shops is also good.

    The common areas are open, pleasant and well-adapted for people with disabilities. The shopping is a mix of department stores and cosy boutiques where you will find most of what you need under one roof. And the underground car park is easily reached without needing to go outside.

    Location: Klubbgata 5, 4013 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 51 93 80 00

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    Magasin Blaa

    Elegance on the quay

    • Shoppers
    • Food

    With its location on the quay close to the speedboat terminal and car park, Magasin Blaa is a popular and convenient meeting place. Maybe that's why this little mall is also a popular food hall. With seafood fresh from the fishing boats by the quay, meat from nearby Idsøe and coffee from the local coffee brewery, Déjà Vu Delikatesser is a popular haunt for foodies.

    Clean and pleasant premises with a pretty aquarium that is particularly popular with the kiddies, all help create a cosy environment. The shops are aimed mostly at women looking for elegant clothes, gorgeous shoes, bags and jewellery.

    Location: Verksgata 2, 4013 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 92 46 47 04

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    Stavanger fish market

    First class fish and seafood to it in or take out

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    The coastal city of Stavanger has proud shipping and fishing traditions, which means all that's missing is a first class fish market. Just like Stavanger itself, it's quality and variety that count over size. Much of the market's appeal lies is in the option to sit down here and enjoy a meal based on the day's catch or something tasty from the fish counter.

    Local ingredients are the order of the day, and there are more than enough of them to fill an entire menu. Lutefisken is highly recommended by the locals.

    Location: Strandkaien 37, 4005 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: From Monday to Saturday: 11.00-22.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 51 52 73 50

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    Øvre Holmegate- 'Colour street'

    A lively shopping streets with more unusual goods

    • Shoppers
    • Photo
    • Food

    The colourful Øvre Holmegate is a pleasant area filled with friendly faces and exciting night spots. The streets are lined with shops that are as diverse and fun as the area itself. This is a place that becomes even more charming in the darker months of the year, mainly thanks to the Christmas lights. Small niche shops selling old curiosities and art bring diversity to the area, while the clothing stores stand out for their vintage-inspired aesthetics.

    Thanks to its appealing atmosphere, Øvre Holmegate has breathed new life into the city's streets, drawing people out of the shopping malls. On certain Sundays you can also enjoy a second-hand and vintage market here. A big bonus is the many excellent cafés, because it's always nice to stop for a quick break when out shopping.

    Location: Øvre Holmegata, 4006 Stavanger, Norway

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    Mediegården

    Practical shopping in the city centre

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    Mediegården is one of the city's most newest shopping centres, with a very central location in Verksgata opposite the harbour. This means a short distance to public transport and good parking facilities. Perhaps what attracts most people to the centre is the chance to buy wine and other alcoholic drinks. The centre features a range of shops and goods that cover most basic needs, including a pharmacy and department store with technical gadgets and a variety of practical appliances.

    So if you're shopping with the family or your better half, Mediegården offers a slightly broader range of good than the fashion-dominated store selection in the city and other shopping malls.

    Location: Verksgata 1A, 4013 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

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    Herbarium

    New shopping attraction designed by star architects Snøhetta

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    Herbarium is a brand new shopping centre that has taken over the plot where the former Straen Senteret was located. They call themselves the largest urban development project in the centre of Stavanger in 50 years, and Snøhetta is a well-known architect so expectations are naturally high. The centre offers plenty of convenient parking, and the city park on the roof creates a well-being space and attracts people who might not have initially intended to go shopping.

    The selection of shops is varied, including several unique shops and enough to tempt all genders and ages. Being only a short walk from the city's pedestrian streets, there's no reason not to stop by.

    Location: Lars Hertervigs gate 6, 4005 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 92 09 21 11

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    Kilden

    New and family-friendly shopping centre

    • Shoppers

    Located outside the city centre itself, Kilden is a large centre with plenty of parking and convenient access for anyone coming from the outside. In other words, a typical Norwegian shopping centre that has all the usual shops and generally everything you need for everyday life and festivities. The premises are new and attractive and are also BREEAM-certified for their use of local materials, low emissions and a good indoor environment.

    As with all modern shopping these days, Kilden focuses on its social media presence, and keeps in touch with customers through frequent updates on offers and events. Newsletters with similar information are also available for regular customers and other interested parties.

    Location: Gartnerveien 15, 4016 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 51 82 10 00

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    Tasta Senter

    Local shopping selling everything you need

    • Shoppers

    Tasta Senter is a local shopping centre that offers free parking for a number of hours. The store selection won't appeal to anyone looking for hardware or electronics as fashion is the order of the day here.

    Large and spacious premises and a good selection of groceries make this a convenient place to shop for people in the local area. The lack of congestion and the predominance of local regulars create a relaxed atmosphere.

    Location: Tastatunet, 4027 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 22 86 82 91

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    Norwegian Outlet

    Branded goods at budget prices

    • Shoppers

    Norwegian Outlet is a 20-minute drive south of Stavanger city centre. It’s known locally as "brand city", selling a wide range of brands that are always sold at reduced prices. The outlet not only sells well-known clothing brands but also sports clothes, shoes, jewellery, kitchenware and furniture.

    The proximity to Kongeparken amusement park makes the centre a popular family destination where people of all ages get a chance to fill in the gaps in their wardrobe. There is a play area and restaurant for those not interested in bargain-hunting.

    Location: Ole Nielsens vei 13, 4330 Ålgård, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 48 04 43 61

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    Tvedtsenteret

    Shopping centre selling everything you need at Forus

    • Shoppers

    The Forus area south of Stavanger is known for being one of the country's most important commercial areas, and continues to become an increasingly important business and trade centre. Tvedtsenteret has been part of this growth journey from the beginning, and plans to grow further by offering activities and experiences alongside the existing retail trade.

    Part of its appeal lies in its proximity to the large department stores. Otherwise, Tvedtsenteret offers more or less the same as other shopping centres, with a family-friendly feel and a desire to ensure that there is something of use or interest for everyone.

    Location: Lagerveien 2, 4033 Stavanger, Norway

    Open: Monday-Friday: 10.00-20.00. Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: closed.

    Phone: +47 99 15 61 97

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