Food & Drink
Plan your night out. Find a restaurant, pub or night club.
Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.
Norway has a long food tradition featuring top ingredients and many regional specialities. Make sure you try some of them on your hiking holiday.
Norway’s vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.
Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.
Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.
The sea in Nordland is renowned for its culinary delights. Taste specialities such as "skrei" (winter cod), stockfish and Lofoten cod.
Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.
Trysil offers a wide range of great places to eat. You can choose from international favourites or meals prepared from local produce.
In Halden, you will find everything from fast food restaurants and pizzerias, to fine restaurants.
Experience the Gladmat Food Festival, or visit the restaurant Tango run by Kjartan Skjelde, one of Norway's best known chefs.
Choose fresh delicacies delivered directly from the sea, or a local dish rich in tradition.
You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.
Matsafari offers hiking trips combined with professional cooking classes and tasty meals in the Stavanger Region.
Visit one of the Mjøs farms to experience local culinary traditions.
Bacalao, a dish made of dry and salted cod, is the main speciality in the Kristiansund and Nordmøre region.
Eating out in Bodø? Try traditional dishes like bacalao or meatballs, or opt for the likes of pizza or sushi instead. The choice is yours.
All the hotels and lodges, and most of the staffed cabins serve locally inspired food for hikers and skiers – summer and winter.
Typical food and drink in the area include apple juice and fruit from Hardanger, and trout from the Hallingdal Valley.
Helgeland's culinary traditions span fish and seafood, bread, cakes, dairy products and meat. Here are a few places where you can try the local fare.
Sarpsborg has a range of restaurants and cafés, from traditional Norwegian to Italian and Indian.
Sandefjord offers a wide variety of cuisines for memorable meals to reasonable prices. Among the several renowed chefs is Winner of Bocuse d'Or 2009.
In Geilo, you will find exciting bars, pubs, cafés and exclusive hotel restaurants. Here are some recommended places to eat.
Do not miss out on local food during your stay in Numedal. Try the cured meats, the traditional breads and the delicious sweet cakes.
The friendly hosts will teach you about plants and invite you into their home for dinner and conversations. We got their recommendations for the area.
Taste local ingredients such as reindeer, fresh fish, lamb, berries and mushrooms mixed with international cooking.
Voss has a long food heritage. Vossafår, fenalår and smalahove are all popular local products you should try during your stay.
Moss offers everything from gourmet restaurants to cafés serving local food and award-winning kebabs.
In Indre Østfold you can dine on a traditional farm, in a gourmet restaurant or even inside a cave, sampling food made from locally grown products.
In Ål you will be served everything from traditional food made by local producers, good home-made food and international dishes.
Valdres is well known for its rakfisk - salted and semi fermented trout. During the first weekend in November you can even visit the Rakfisk Festival.
The farms around Lake Mjøsa produce cereals, potatoes, vegetables, berries and fruit.
Enjoy a meal with a view at Skarsnuten Hotel, sample top-class cooking at Fossheim Hotel, or discover local specialities at Ulsåkstølen Fjellstugu.
The Arendal Region's restaurants and cafés have delicacies to offer. Everything from sandwiches to five-course dinners, and more. It is your choice.
In Bergen you will find just about everything from tea rooms to gourmet fish restaurants, from small bistros to discotheques, bars and nightclubs.
Ringerike is an agricultural area and is famous for the Ringerike Potato and the special Ringerike Peas.
Enjoy local delicacies at Kulturstua i Ro, Sygard Grytting or Lillehammer Bryggeri. The choice of restaurants is vast.
Try the local dish called "Inderøy sodd". Along the tourist route "Den Gyldne Omvei" you can buy and taste farm products based on local recipes.
There are many restaurants, pubs and bars in Trondheim. Most are located in the city centre, in Bakklandet or in Solsiden.
In Fredrikstad you will find a menu that appeals to every palate - the exotic or traditional, the sophisticated or popular.
Traditional and international cooking in and around the town center. The hosts all emphasise friendly and good service.
The Hardanger farmers are specialists in fruit and berries, and Hardanger is Norway's most prolific apple and cherry growing region.
Enjoy smoked salmon from the island of Svanøy and fresh seafood at Knutholmen Restaurant in Kalvåg.
Enjoy a light snack or a full dinner at one of the recommended places.
Taste fresh fish from cold seas, reindeer from untouched mountains and products from Arctic farms.
The Røros region has been leading in Norway on developing local food and you may find locally produced meat and fish, as well as herbs and cheeses.
The best food in Troms is prepared with fresh local ingredients, such as cod or elk, combined with international culinary trends.
Follo has a wide selection of restaurants and cafés with both Norwegian and international dishes on the menu.
Taste the Camembert from Eiker Gårdsysteri or the pure apple juice from Eplegården. If you prefer gourmet food, the Drammen Region has that too.
You should try local food such as game, trout, cured meat, mushrooms and berries when you travel in Jotunheimen.
In Sirdal you can choose between several hotel restaurants, cafés and restaurants.
Oslo's wide choice of restaurants allows you to have anything from a Michelin rated meal to Thai take-away in the park.
In the Kristiansand region you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafes serving both international and local food.
Try a local speciality; goat’s milk caramel from Herdalssetra or strawberry cake from Valldal.
Eating out in the big cities.
Petrines Gjestgiveri in Norddal, not far from Geiranger, was voted "The best place to eat along the road in 2006".
The centre of town is a lively storehouse of charming cafés, pubs and restaurants catering for almost every taste.
Try local specialities such as gwyniad from Lake Fyresvatn, chevre from Haukeli, pear syrup from Bø and game from the woods and mountains.
There is a selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants in Longyearbyen, the capital of Svalbard. Having your meal in a Sami turf is a special experience.
Recommended restaurants in Telemark.