Shopping is one of the most important activities in cities and towns. If all shopping activity is moved away from the city streets, the consequences may be urban decay and loss of revenue and workplaces in many municipalities. There are 268 malls in Norway. That equals 0.82 square meters of shopping mall for every Norwegian.
The first shopping centre in Norway was built in Bærum in 1953. New shopping centres came up in the 1960s and the 1970s, but the explosion of shopping malls didn´t start before the end of the 1980s when Kvadrat, one of the largest shopping centres in Norway both by revenue and number of shops. The shopping centre is situated in Sandnes. Kvadrat Storsenter was opened in 1984 and contains 160 stores in several connected buildings totalling 84.912 m².
During the Viking Age the Vikings traded and explored goods from their homelands in Scandinavia. Shopping at the Viking Megastore will give you the exact same experience. The Vikings trade covered everything from ordinary items to exotic luxury products. The Vikings exported a large variety of goods and designs, it was an important factor in their success as merchants.
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