Oslo Food Market Hall – Mathallen

People ask me, why do you visit food markets on a trip? Simple – they differ in every city and village you go to and markets are where you discover the candid life and culture of your destination.

Some of these markets have been a part of local life for centuries, whilst others have been created recently to adapt to the lifestyle of young emerging communities. I like to visit markets early in the morning and photograph them when they are just about to open – that’s when seasonal produce is neatly piled up, fresh meat and seafood looks their best, and the aroma of freshly baked breads fills the market! It’s always fascinating to mingle with the locals, watching them choose the best produce and go about their daily routines.

Recently I visited the open-air indoor food market in Oslo – the capital of Norway. It is called Mathallen, and is situated in a new development.  There were specialty stores, shops selling daily essentials, as well as groceries, cafés and eateries.

This was an extremely clean and organised market experience!

Oslo - Mathallen

Oslo food market

Oslo - Mathallen

Oslo - Mathallen

Oslo food market

Oslo food market - mathallen

Oslo - Mathellan

Oslo - Mathellen

Oslo food market- mathallen

Oslo - Mathellen

Oslo food market - mathallen

Oslo - Mathellen

Oslo - Mathellen

Oslo - Mathellen

Oslo food market mathallen