Dynamic Variation:
Offers
x

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
  • Accommodation

    Scandic Hotels – in all major cities from north to south

    Nordic Choice Hotels – a different hotel company

    Thon Hotels – with fantastic breakfast

    Radisson Blu Hotels – discover your favourite destinations

    Citybox – modern and affordable hotels in a central location

    DanCenter – your specialist in holiday homes in Norway

    Norgesbooking – book your perfect cabin stay in Norway

    Campcation – book camping all across Norway with Campcation

  • Getting Here & Around

    Vy – travelling by train has never been easier

    SJ NORD – the adventure starts on the train

    Vy express – travel with bus throughout Norway

    NOR-WAY Bussekspress – experience amazing scenery by bus

    Widerøe – the largest regional airline in Scandinavia

    DFDS – Europe’s leading ferry operator 2012-2021

    AutoEurope – always a smooth car rental experience

    Rent-A-Wreck – the smart car rental alternative

    Arctic Campers – Norway’s camper van rental

    Cabin Campers – your cottage on four wheels

  • Tours & Round trips

    Hurtigruten – "The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage"

    Fjord Tours – Home of Norway in a nutshell® - Norway’s most popular tour

    Authentic Scandinavia – Travel created by locals

    Up Norway – Bespoke luxury tailored by insiders

    Norrøna Hvitserk – expeditions and adventure holidays

    Booknordics.com – hundreds of activities, tours and day cruises in Norway

    Brim Explorer – silent fjord tours by electric catamaran

    Fjord Travel – let us show you the beauty of Norway!

    Go Fjords – tours and activities all over Norway

    50 Degrees North – unforgettable tailor-made and small group tours to Norway

    Discover Norway – skiing, biking and hiking tours in Norway

    Norwegian Holidays – low-price package holidays with Norwegian. Flight, hotel and rental car

    Stromma – sightseeing, excursions and experiences with bus, boat and train

  • Alpine mountain resorts

    Rauland – Skiing holidays in stunning mountain scenery

     

  • Offers

Search
or search all of Norway

RECIPE:
Hjortegryte

Norwegian venison stew

Red deer stew .
Photo: Sara Johannessen/matprat.no
Red deer stew .
Photo: Sara Johannessen/matprat.no

Autumn is the perfect time for stew, and Norwegian red deer stew is an absolute winner!

The Aurlandsfjord in autumn colours .
Photo: M. Dickson / Foap / Visitnorway.com
The Aurlandsfjord in autumn colours .
Photo: M. Dickson / Foap / Visitnorway.com

There is a lot of red deer in Norway. They thrive in Fjord Norway and Trøndelag in particular.

Gjørv Farm, The Golden Road, Inderøy .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen, Maverix / Visit Norway
Gjørv Farm, The Golden Road, Inderøy .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen, Maverix / Visit Norway

This delicious and classic venison stew is perfect when hosting friends or enjoying on your own after a hike.
Serve with your favourite potatoes, mushrooms, and lingonberry jam.

Check out the recipe!

Venison stew .
Photo: Sara Johannessen / Matprat.no
Venison stew .
Photo: Sara Johannessen / Matprat.no

Hjortegryte – Traditional venison stew

Method:

1. Slice the meat into square pieces, about 3 x 3 cm.

2. Heat a frying pan with some of the butter and brown the meat in batches. Sprinkle a little flour on top. Transfer the meat to a pot as you go. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Finely chop the onion and quickly brown it in a little of the butter. Add it to the pot.

4. Slice the mushroom into small pieces and brown it in the remaining butter. Place in the pot and reduce with a little of the stock. Pour the remainder of the stock into the pot along with bay leaves, juniper berries and thyme. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and leave the meat to simmer until tender, about 20-30 minutes (the time may vary depending on the cut of meat you use).

5. Stir in crème fraîche, cream or sour cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam. Enjoy!

Want to add your own personal touch to the stew? Go mushroom picking and add the golden queen of mushrooms, chanterelle!

Freshly picked mushrooms, Moss .
Photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visitnorway.com
Freshly picked mushrooms, Moss .
Photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visitnorway.com

Want to see Norwegian red deer up close? They can often be glimpsed when you are travelling around, especially in western and central Norway. Or visit a deer farm! See the options below.

Norwegian deer centre .
Photo: Visit FjordKysten
Norwegian deer centre .
Photo: Visit FjordKysten

A rich stew is also the perfect meal after a long day outside, and often served at the popular Norwegian mountain lodges, fjellstuer.

Biking in Trøndelag in autumn .
Photo: Marius Rua Buckethaus - Trøndelagreiseliv
Biking in Trøndelag in autumn .
Photo: Marius Rua Buckethaus - Trøndelagreiseliv

Taste the wilderness

Experience the unique flavours of authentic Norwegian game

Recipes for meat lovers

Taste exotic reindeer meat, fenalår, meatballs and other traditional Norwegian favourites.

Meet the deer

A taste of Norway

Get more inspiration on where to visit and what to eat.

Dynamic Variation:
Your Recently Viewed Pages

Back to top