Food & Drink
Plan your night out. Find a restaurant, pub or night club.
Enjoy homemade food, Norwegian ingredients and food with a local identity. Visit a restaurant with the Norwegian Foodprints mark of quality.
Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.
Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.
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.
Sample local dishes made with reindeer, grouse, salmon or king crab when you visit Finnmark.
The best food in Troms is prepared with fresh local ingredients, such as cod or elk, combined with international culinary trends.
In the Kristiansand region you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafes serving both international and local food.
You will find a number of cosy restaurants with excellent cuisine in Setesdal, many of them featuring local produce.
The Arendal Region's restaurants and cafés have delicacies to offer. Everything from sandwiches to five-course dinners, and more. It is your choice.
Tromsø is known for a lively nightlife with friendly locals and a range of restaurants specialising in the fresh ingredients of the region.
Oslo's nightlife has something special for everyone, whether you prefer beers at the pub, listening to live music or clubbing into the wee hours.
You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.
Do not miss out on local food during your stay in Numedal. Try the cured meats, the traditional breads and the delicious sweet cakes.
Along the route "Den Gyldne Omvei" you can buy and taste farm products based on local recipes. Make sure you try the local dish called "Inderøy sodd".
In Trysil, you will find a wide range of great places to eat. You can choose from international favorites or meals prepared from local produce.
Eating out in the big cities.
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.
Bacalao, a dish made of dry and salted cod, is the main speciality in the Kristiansund and Nordmøre region.
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.
Sarpsborg has a range of restaurants and cafés, from traditional Norwegian to Italian and Indian.
Ringerike is an agricultural area and is famous for the Ringerike Potato and the special Ringerike Peas.
All the hotels and lodges, and most of the staffed cabins serve locally inspired food for hikers and skiers – summer and winter.
Visit one of the Mjøs farms to experience local culinary traditions.
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 produce.
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 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 specialties at Ulsåkstølen Fjellstugu.
In Ål you will be served everything from traditional food made by local producers, good home-made food and international dishes.
Try a local speciality; goat's milk caramel from Herdalssetra or strawberry cake from Valldal.
In Fredrikstad you will find a menu that appeals to every palate - the exotic or traditional, the sophisticated or popular.
Taste the Camembert from Eiker Gårdsysteri or the pure apple juice from Eplegården. If you prefer gourmet food, the Drammen Region has that too.
In Halden, you will find everything from fast food restaurants and pizzerias, to fine dining restaurants.
The Hardanger farmers are specialists in fruit and berries, and Hardanger is Norway’s most prolific apple and cherry faming region.
Enjoy local delicacies at Kulturstua i Ro, Sygard Grytting or Lillehammer Bryggeri. The choice of restaurants is vast.
Choose fresh delicacies delivered directly from the sea, or a local dish rich in tradition.
Experience the Gladmat Food Festival, or visit the restaurant Tango run by Kjartan Skjelde, one of Norway's best known chefs.
Enjoy a light snack or a full dinner at one of the recommended places.
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.
Taste reindeer, fresh fish, lamb, fresh berries and mushrooms mixed with international cooking.
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.
There are many restaurants, pubs and bars in Trondheim. Most are located in the city centre, at Bakklandet or at Solsiden.
Moss offers everything from gourmet restaurants to cafés serving local food and award-winning kebabs.
Voss has a long food heritage. Vossafår, fenalår and smalahove are all popular local products you should try during your stay.
Follo has a wide selection of restaurants and cafés with both Norwegian and international dishes on the menu.
In Bergen you will find just about everything from tea rooms to gourmet fish restaurants, from small bistros to discotheques, bars and nightclubs.
In Geilo, you will find exciting bars, pubs, cafés and exclusive hotel restaurants. Here are some recommended places to eat.
Petrines Gjestgiveri in Norddal, not far from Geiranger, was voted "The best place to eat along the road in 2006".
The main place to eat in Vrådal is the Quality Straand Hotel & Resort. In addition there are sason based cafès on other locations.
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.
The centre of town is a lively storehouse of charming cafés, pubs and restaurants catering for almost every taste.