Where to Shop in Tromsø Town Centre:
Storgata is Tromsø’s main pedestrian street and its downtown shopping precinct. Along this street are many shops selling local and international products.
You’ll find boutiques and fashion shops, gifts and souvenir stores, bookshops,chemists and most other shops that a modern city would have, including electronics and cellphones.
If you’re looking for some Arctic delicacies like reindeer sausages or stock fish, try the grocery shop at Storgata 63. Nearby at no. 71 is Sweetheart fine chocolate and confectionery.
Tromsø is a city with many galleries and paintings or prints are popular with many visitors. There are also glass blowing or candle making studios where you can pick up some souvenirs.
Walking down Storgata, we happen upon Steen og Strøm Nerstranda, a shopping centre on Strandtorget, near the harbour. Not actually looking to shop, we walk through the ground floor area just to have a quick look at the place. There are 45 shops in this centre.
The one shop that we were keen to find is Tromso’s famous sweater shop and we’re pleased to find Snarby Strikekestudio at Fr. Langesgt. The shop is packed with knitting yarn and all kinds of woollen garments.Having seen some of the Norwegian jumpers on our Hurtigruten ship it’s interesting to see what prices are in the shops. The wool jumpers here are made for Norwegian winter conditions and we decide against buying one as we would rarely have need such thick sweaters.
The Troms county is Norway’s leading region for home-made arts and crafts so if you’re looking for handmade traditional Saami or Norwegian coastal style of knitted garments, woven rugs, carpet runners and other products Tromsø is the place to shop.Your Turn: Do you have any advice you would like to share? What tips would you like to add? Please comment below.