Scattered around the Kongsvinger region are several unique shopping gems that must be experienced by those who visit the area. For those who are looking for unforgettable experiences in addition to shopping, there is also a selection of good opportunities in the area.
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Camilla Prytz Ragnar Hartvig
Blow your own glass
Be fascinated by skilled glassblowers in action when you visit Magnor Glassworks. The glassworks is over 120 years old and has become a popular tourist attraction. At the factory outlet you can buy handmade glass and crystal items, and in the glass cabin you can blow your own unique glass. Get inspired by the beautiful displays at Magnor Porselen & Interiør, and find bargains at low prices.
Enjoy local food
Take advantage of the summer season to shop for local produce at Kongswinger's own vegetable producer, Skarstad Farm & local food market, run by the Skarstad family since 1956. The market sells the best of the summer season's crops, locally produced cheese and eggs from free-range chickens. Also visit the nursery, where you'll find the summer's best outdoor flowers. You can get your coffee cup at Skarstad's new farm café, which opened in 2019. Here you can enjoy summer fun in idyllic surroundings while the children play in the playground. The café serves
homemade baked goods and food made from the freshest seasonal ingredients.
At Opaker Farm in Grue you will find a wide range of organically grown vegetables, and they have their own cattle production. The seventh generation that runs the farm today is passionate about regenerative agriculture and what they refer to as "uncooked" food - and everything takes place in idyllic natural surroundings with golden cornfields, green forests and the sparkling Glomma river as the nearest neighbour.
Be enriched by the experience at Casa Matrand
Shopping pleasure, fashion and culture go hand in hand at Casa Matrand. The furniture and fashion house offers you personal guidance on your shopping trip and gives you the opportunity to treat yourself to a new experience with stylish guides. Take in a fashion show or enjoy a wine evening with gla'jazz and you're guaranteed a good time.
Visit Norway's largest recycling barn
Dream away among the many interior bargains to be found in the barn at Ullern Farm. Ullernlåven is a 1,000 square metre thrift store packed with both old and new treasures at bargain prices. The gigantic treasure trove is the perfect place for those looking for a vintage bargain, a collectible, an interior find or inspiration, and is open every weekend. If you need a breather after shopping, visit the farm café Einars Binge, in the old pigsty, where they serve food and drink on weekends.
Excellent baking skills at Ingelsrud Konditori
If you are looking for excellent baked goods, we recommend a visit to Ingelsrud konditori. Here you will find typical Norwegian yeast pastries as well as exquisite cakes. The café is located right next to Magnor glassworks and also offers good sandwiches and the opportunity for a little pause in their cozy café.