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Find out where to eat, go for a drink or dance the night away. Choose from many restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs - many typically Norwegian.

Norwegian Foodprints

Enjoy homemade food, Norwegian ingredients and food with a local identity. Visit a restaurant with the Norwegian Foodprints mark of quality.

Key Ingredients in the Norwegian Cuisine

Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.

First-class seafood in Norway

Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.

Food and drink you should try while in Norway

Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.

Popular Christmas food in Norway

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

Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.

What to eat in Finnmark

Sample local dishes made with reindeer, grouse, salmon or king crab when you visit Finnmark.

Dining in Troms

The best food in Troms is prepared with fresh local ingredients, such as cod or elk, combined with international culinary trends.

Restaurants in Kristiansand

Kristiansand can offer a wide variety of culinary temptations. The proximity to the ocean enables us to offer you fresh fish and shellfish dishes.

Dining in Indre Østfold

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.

Dining and nightlife in Tromsø

Tromsø is known for a lively nightlife with friendly locals and a range of restaurants specialising in the fresh ingredients of the region.

Eating in Gjøvik, Land and Toten

Visit one of the Mjøs farms to experience local culinary traditions.

Dining in Ringerike

Ringerike is an agricultural area and is famous for the Ringerike Potato and the special Ringerike Peas.

Eating out in Geilo

In Geilo, you will find exciting bars, pubs, cafés and exclusive hotel restaurants. Here are some recommended places to eat.

Dining in the Hamar region

The Hamar region has several restaurants, cafés and guest farms with menus full of delicacies and tempting dishes made from local ingredients.

Nightlife in Oslo

Oslo's nightlife has something special for most people, whether you prefer beers at the pub, listening to live music or clubbing into the wee hours.

Eating along Kystriksveien

You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.

Eating in Numedal

Do not miss out on local food during your stay in Numedal. Try the cured meats, the traditional breads and the delicious sweet cakes.

Dining in Innherred

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".

Places to eat in Trysil

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.

Food in Valdres

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.

Dining in Kristiansund and Nordmøre

Bacalao, a dish made of dry and salted cod, is the main speciality in the Kristiansund and Nordmøre region.

Where to eat in Sandefjord

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.

Eating in Sarpsborg

Sarpsborg has a range of restaurants and cafés, from traditional Norwegian to Italian and Indian.

Dining in Rondane National Park

All the hotels and lodges, and most of the staffed cabins serve locally inspired food for hikers and skiers – summer and winter.

Dining in Røros

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.

Dining in the Arendal Region

The Arendal Region's restaurants and cafés have delicacies to offer. Everything from sandwiches to five-course dinners, and more. It is your choice.

Recommended places to eat in Hemsedal

Enjoy a meal with a view at Skarsnuten Hotel, sample top-class cooking at Fossheim Hotel, or discover local specialties at Ulsåkstølen Fjellstugu.

Dining in Ål in Hallingdal

The food culture in Ål is varied and tasteful, and often based on tradition and local raw materials. Hallingkost is available in stores/restaurants.

What to eat in the Geirangerfjord area and Trollstigen

Try a local speciality; goat's milk caramel from Herdalssetra or strawberry cake from Valldal.

Dining in Halden

In Halden, you will find everything from fast food restaurants and pizzerias, to fine dining restaurants.

Food in the Hardangerfjord Region

The Hardanger farmers are specialists in fruit and berries, and Hardanger is Norway’s most prolific apple and cherry faming region.

Restaurants and nightlife in the Lillehammer Region

Enjoy local delicacies at Kulturstua i Ro, Sygard Grytting or Lillehammer Bryggeri. The choice of restaurants is vast.

Dining in Haugesund and Haugalandet

Choose fresh delicacies delivered directly from the sea, or a local dish rich in tradition.

Food in the Stavanger region

Experience the Gladmat Food Festival, or visit the restaurant Tango run by Kjartan Skjelde, one of Norway's best known chefs.

Recommended places to eat in Narvik

Enjoy a light snack or a full dinner at one of the recommended places.

Eating in Helgeland

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.

Dining in Harstad

Taste reindeer, fresh fish, lamb, fresh berries and mushrooms mixed with international cooking.

Where to eat in Bodø

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.

Dining in Southern Norway

Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.

Dining in Trondheim

There are many restaurants, pubs and bars in Trondheim. Most are located in the city centre, at Bakklandet or at Solsiden.

Dining in Moss

Moss offers everything from gourmet restaurants to cafés serving local food and award-winning kebabs.

Dining in Voss

Voss has a long food heritage. Vossafår, fenalår and smalahove are all popular local products you should try during your stay.

Dining in Follo

Follo has a wide selection of restaurants and cafés with both Norwegian and international dishes on the menu.

Restaurants and nightlife in Bergen

In Bergen you will find just about everything from tea rooms to gourmet fish restaurants, from small bistros to discotheques, bars and nightclubs.

Eating in Kristiansand

In the Kristiansand region you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafes serving both international and local food.

Food along the way

Petrines Gjestgiveri in Norddal, not far from Geiranger, was voted "The best place to eat along the road in 2006".

Where to eat in Vrådal

The main place to eat in Vrådal is the Quality Straand Hotel & Resort. In addition there are sason based cafès on other locations.

Eating and nightlife in Svalbard

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.

Dining in Kragerø

The centre of town is a lively storehouse of charming cafés, pubs and restaurants catering for almost every taste.
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