Street Smart: Pedestrian Only Shopping Areas
On pedestrian shopping streets that are closed to vehicular traffic, you can shop without having to worry about getting mowed down by passing vehicles. In Copenhagen, shop Strget, the world's longest pedestrian shopping street. Popular shops include Illums Bolighus, featuring Danish design, and the flagship stores of Royal Copenhagen Porcelain and Georg Jensen silver.
In Helsingborg, stroll the pedestrian street, Kullagatan, for department stores and boutiques. Shops to make you stop: Stenstrms, Royal supplier of Swedish mens shirts; Carl Hof, jewelry designer; and Sigurd Persson, featuring Swedish design.
Malmo's main shopping area runs from Stortorget, along Sdergatan, across Gustav Adolfs Torg and then along Sdra Frstadsgatan to Triangeln and Mllevngstorget. Most of the area is pedestrian walkway. Be sure to stop in the popular Form Design Center for Scandinavian design.
Oslos Karl Johans gate is a pedestrian shopping street with boutique stores, fine shops and internatinal chains such as H&M and Benetton, while Karlskrona's popular pedestrian street, Ronnebygatan, features Hlens department store and Kronan shopping arcade, with 20 shops.