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Enjoying the sun and fresh fruit at Kvikne Hotel in Balestrand, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway
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Enjoying the sun and fresh fruit at Kvikne Hotel in Balestrand, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway

Food and drink in the Sognefjord area

The Sognefjord area is particularly well-known for the high quality of its fruit, berries, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat's cheese.

The good climate, fresh air and abundance of lush mountain pastures mean that the Sognefjord area produces some of the best fresh ingredients around.

The quality of the cherries in the area is so good that producers supply exclusive shops such as Harrods in London, and it is no coincidence that Lerum, the largest producer of fruit and berry products in Norway, comes from an idyllic village by the Sognefjord.

There are strong food traditions in Sogn, and there is even a festival dedicated to the Norwegian phenomenon "gammelost", (literally "old cheese").

More and more restaurants and cafés in the Sogn area use local ingredients in all their dishes, accompanied by delicious, home-pressed apple juice. Be sure not to miss out on the fantastic raspberry juice that is produced in the area. The area also has an exciting brewery in Flåm, Ægir, which makes and serves serves craft beer brewed in the traditional way, in a Viking-inspired pub.

Naturally, you can also choose dishes and drinks you know from other parts of the world, but be sure to enjoy a taste of Sogn.

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Enjoying the sun and fresh fruit at Kvikne Hotel in Balestrand, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway

Food and drink in the Sognefjord area

The Sognefjord area is particularly well-known for the high quality of its fruit, berries, lamb, game, mountain trout and goat's cheese.

Food and drink in the Sognefjord area

Source: Visitnorway

About the Sognefjord area

The Sognefjord area

The Sognefjord is Norway's longest fjord and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Flåm

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.

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