Does anyone know if booking the starting in Bergen NiN on a Sunday will make us experience any different store hours/closures etc? Thanks I am planning on 8/20/17 with 2 adults, a 17, 16, two 14 year olds and a 9 year old!
In Norway only petrol stations, flower nurseries and grocery shops
that are smaller than 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft) are allowed to
operate on Sundays. For special occasions such as Christmas shopping
there are exceptions.
May 8, 2015 Grocery Shopping on Sunday in Norway: Rules and Changes
You are new in Norway or visit Norway on Sundays? Especially, you come
from a developing country, where open markets and temporary markets
are very common and seen everywhere, everyday? I bet that you would
find it surprising to know that most of shopping malls and grocery
stores are closed on Sundays in Norway. Worse, if you stay in small
cities, it’s Saturday night and you realise you have forgotten to buy
food stuff for Sunday, that is probably not a fun thing at all. Even
in big cities like Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Tromsø etc., it is not
easy to find a common grocery near you if you live far from the
centre. Therefore, small stores that are allowed to open on Sundays
are much fewer, when it comes to remote areas and suburbs.
Better stock up at the duty free shop. The Vinmonopolet is closed on Sundays.
But you won't starve in Bergen. Peppes Pizza - Ole Bulls Plass is open Sundays from 12:00 to 23:00.
And I will add that the views and hiking trails are open on Sundays.
Thank you! I think we will book for Saturday instead. Helpful info.