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Norway's top restaurants

and food experiences

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Food video scroll .
Photo: Visit Trondheim / Bleed / True Stories / Trigger / Giants&Toys / Visit Norway
  1. Wow... that was amazingly delicious!

    Maaemo, Oslo .
    Photo: Esben Holmboe Bang
    Maaemo, Oslo .
    Photo: Esben Holmboe Bang
  2. There's food — and then there's heavenly food.

    Norway is becoming a hotspot for fabulous restaurants and food producers, all giving you world-class gastronomic experiences:

    RE-NAA

    As the only restaurant with two stars in the Michelin guide for 2020, the gourmet establishment RE-NAA is the jewel of Norwegian Michelin Restaurants.

    The restaurant is located in Stavanger, along the west coast of Norway. Choose from a menu inspired by the local landscape that will give you a unique culinary experience.

    Explore more of Stavanger's top restaurants.

    Re-naa in Stavanger .
    Photo: Lars Petter Pettersen
    Re-naa in Stavanger .
    Photo: Lars Petter Pettersen
  3. UNDER

    Under put Southern Norway on the Michelin map when it received a star in 2020. 

    Located in Lindesnes, the spectacular underwater restaurant is the world's largest of its kind. 

    Experience the ocean as you dine, sitting five and a half meters below sea level. It's a once in a lifetime view!

    Under restaurant in Lindesnes, Southern Norway .
    Photo: Karl Erik Brøndbo / Drone: Vi Duc Trong
    Under restaurant in Lindesnes, Southern Norway .
    Photo: Karl Erik Brøndbo / Drone: Vi Duc Trong

    CORNELIUS

    Have you ever heard of a "Meteorological menu"? At Cornelius outside Bergen, the chefs create a daily menu based on the weather and the catch. It's one of Norway's best seafood restaurants, inspired by the beauty of the local fjords on the West coast. 

    The restaurant is located on Holmen island, just a short boat trip from Bryggen.

    Explore more top restaurants in Bergen, including a Michelin experience at the one star BARE restaurant

    Cornelius Bergen .
    Photo: Giovanni Tagini / Visit Norway
    Cornelius Bergen .
    Photo: Giovanni Tagini / Visit Norway

    MAAEMO

    If you are looking for a top-class international restaurant, then Maaemo in Oslo is the place for you! In 2018, the restaurant was ranked the world's 35th best restaurant.

    Maaemo was the first restaurant in Norway to earn three stars in the Michelin guide. Although they lost their stars when they moved to a new location in the Barcode area, everything is now in place to win them back!

    MAAEMO in Oslo .
    Photo: Bleed/True stories
    Maeemo in Oslo .
    Photo: Bleed/True stories

    Norway's capital Oslo is a popular culinary destination, offering everything from affordable international food trucks and food halls, to the best Nordic cuisine at fine dining restaurants.

    Explore more top restaurants in Oslo.

    Mathallen, Oslo .
    Photo: Fredrikke Wiheden / Visitnorway.com
    Mathallen, Oslo .
    Photo: Fredrikke Wiheden / Visitnorway.com

    SPEILSALEN BRITANNIA

    People are getting a taste for Trøndelag and its unique food culture. In 2022, the region has been awarded the title European Region of Gastronomy.

    In elegant surroundings in Speilsalen (the 'Mirror Hall')at the Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, you can experience an award winning culinary journey in a Michelin star restaurant created by World Champion Chef and Bocuse d'Or silver medalist Christopher Davidsen.

    Speilsalen in Trondheim .
    Photo: Dreyer and Hensley
    Speilsalen in Trondheim .
    Photo: Dreyer and Hensley
  4. CREDO

    Credo, also in Trondheim, not only has one Michelin star, they also received Michelin's first award for sustainability in 2019. 

    Dining at this unique location, surrounded by plants, produce, and herbs that are used by the kitchen, is like taking a journey through Trøndelag's lakes, farms, and gardens.

    Read more about top restaurants in Trondheim. 

    Credo, Trondheim .
    Photo: Geir Mogen / Credo
    Credo, Trondheim .
    Photo: Geir Mogen / Credo

    One of the most unique things about traditional Norwegian food is that the food travels straight from farm to fork in many places. 

    Kvitnes farm in Vesterålen .
    Photo: Magga og Anders AS
    Kvitnes farm in Vesterålen .
    Photo: Magga og Anders AS

    Kvitnes Gård

    The star chefs (and best restaurants) are not only found in big cities...

    At Kvitnes Farm in Vesterålen in Northern Norway, you can experience fine dining in a very cosy and informal environment. With some of the best ingredients in the world prepared by one of Norway's best chefs, Halvar Ellingsen, you will enjoy an extraordinary meal.

    For more top quality (and sustainable!) dining experiences in idyllic rural surroundings, book a table at Boen Farm near Kristiansand or Engø Farm in Vestfold.

    Food at Kvitnes gård in Vesterålen .
    Photo: Magga og Anders AS
    Food at Kvitnes gård in Vesterålen .
    Photo: Magga og Anders AS
  5. At Norway's historic, unique, and traditional hotels and restaurants, you can also explore local food traditions at their best with first-class seafood, produce sourced from local farms, mountain flavours that are wildly good!

    Sample a meal prepared by some of the country's most famous chefs, such as  mountain food expert Arne Brimi at Vianvang in Lom (pictured), or Bocuse d'Or winner Ørjan Johannessen at beautiful Bekkjarvik in Austevoll in Fjord Norway.

    Read more about authentic and exclusive country accommodation here.

    Vianvang .
    Photo: Brimi.no
    Vianvang .
    Photo: Brimi.no

Thanks to our rich and tasty apples, Norway has become one of the world's best countries for cider

Hardanger is the epicentre of handcrafted cider production. Sider frå Hardanger (cider from Hardanger) is a protected geographical indication, like Champagne. 

Cider from Hardanger .
Photo: Visit Hardangerfjord / Anders og Magga AS / Trigger Oslo / Visitnorway.com
Cider from Hardanger .
Photo: Visit Hardangerfjord / Anders og Magga AS / Trigger Oslo / Visitnorway.com
  • In the north, reindeer meat and first-class seafood are often served at the many cosy, local, and traditional restaurants, such as Til Elise fra Marius in Utskarpen or Umami in Harstad. 

    You can also try exotic king crab fishing and sample freshly cooked crabs in Kirkenes, or enjoy the world-famous Atlantic cod skrei in Lofoten and Vesterålen.

    King crab .
    Photo: Shigeru Ohki / nordnorge.com
    King crab .
    Photo: Shigeru Ohki / nordnorge.com

    As you can see, Norwegian food offers many exciting surprises, including for your sweet tooth...

    “Lefse” with brown cheese .
    Photo: Heidal Ysteri
    “Lefse” with brown cheese .
    Photo: Heidal Ysteri
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    Norway has many other tastes that will both delight and challenge your taste buds.

    
     

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