Storgata, Tromsø’s main pedestrian street, is a treasure trove of different shops selling local and international products. Many visitors to the city leave with a painting or print from one of the city’s many galleries, something nice from our glass blowing or candle making studios, a handmade clothing garment, a pendant that just happens to take their fancy or perhaps Arctic delicacies like reindeer sausages or stock fish.
Troms county is the country’s leading area for home-made arts and crafts and, at the many small sales outlets in Tromsø and the surrounding rural areas, you can come across knitted garments, woven rugs, stair carpet runners and other products that are all guaranteed to be home made. Old techniques and patterns based on Saami or coastal Norwegian traditions are currently going through somewhat of a renaissance, and the enthusiasts will be very happy if you show an interest or ask a few questions.
Week days: 9am – 6pm. Thursday 9am – 7pm.
Saturday: 10am 4pm. Sunday: closed.
Super markets and shopping centres:
Week days: 9am – 8pm.
Saturday: 9am – 6pm.