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Food and culture guided walk

Experience the city of Bergen with all your senses. This tour takes you through the history of Bergen and tastes of local food and it's story.

Learn about Bergen and the local food traditions and history from a local guide. Your guide will take you through the old part of the city and you will have 5 stops with tastes on your experience. Your local guide speaks fluent english and give you local stories and local food.

We will visit Bryggen, which is on UNESCO’s list of world heritage. Another taste is in a small restaurant that used to be a public bath. The last stop will be a the oldest existing cellar in Norway with a special story accompanied by a small beer. We also visit the famous Fishmarket and another stop for a sweet surprise.

Bergen - City of Gastronomy:
In 2015 UNESCO designated Bergen as a City of Gastronomy, member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Bergen will along with 17 other Cities of Gastronomy work locally and collaborate internationally on how to use food, creativity, gastronomy and sustainability as a creative driver for urban and regional development. In Bergen you will find several different food tours available if you like not only to taste great food, but also to learn more and get the history behind the food traditions.

Bergen is a vibrant port city in the heart of the fjords. The second largest city of the country with 275, 000 inhabitants, it has a long history in international trade in seafood, reflected in its traditional and coastal gastronomy. The city’s food culture originating from sea biodiversity is considered the most sustainable in Europe. Deeply linked to healthy nutrition, gastronomy in Bergen thrives on organic food, the production of which is supported by more than 3,000 farmers and 200 artisan food entrepreneurs. In addition to this, another 6,500 people are employed by the aquaculture industry and fisheries.

Organic food and sustainable seafood are at the core of the city’s cultural identity and development.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network:
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 116 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at a local level and cooperating actively an international level.

Samples of local food in Bergen. For most people the tastes will be enough for lunch. But more food is available at an extra cost. Allergies: Tastes contain fish, milk and / or wheat gluten and eggs. Menus are labeled with allergens but unfortunately we do not have the capacity to make alternatives outside of the set menu. Water is included at all 5 stops as well as a small beer taster on the last stop.

All year

The "Taste of Bergen" tour is suitable for everyone above the age of 10 years old.

Meeting point:
Meet at The Tourist Information next to the Fish Market

We estimate that it takes 3 hours to do the tour.

From September to end of May, the trip must be booked at least 24 hours before. During peak season the trip can be booked 1 hour before. You must book for a minimum of 2 people, the tour will be cancelled with only 1 participant.

Your ticket:
Your email confirmation is your ticket. Please bring a printed copy or show the confirmation on your mobile device at the start of the tour.

Cancellation with full refund up to 48 hours before departure. Cancellation fee NOK 50 per person.

Source: Visit Bergen


Food and culture guided walk

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