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CULINARY DESTINATIONS

Local food safari in Røros .
Photo: Ren Røros Frontal
Local food safari in Røros .
Photo: Ren Røros Frontal
  1. Are you a real foodie?

    Then you should explore these culinary destinations in Norway.

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  2. 1. King crab safari in Kirkenes

    This is the king of seafood in the north. Imagine catching it yourself in wild and beautiful Kirkenes and Eastern Finnmark, in Northern Norway.

    An hour later, you’re inside, warm and comfortable, adding a dash of lemon before digging in to the world’s most exclusive meal.

    King crab Kirkenes .
    Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Visitnorway.com
    Kirkenes .
    Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Visitnorway.com
  3. 2. Skrei in Lofoten

    Skrei (Atlantic cod) is one of the world’s best and most sustainable edible fish. Every year, the skrei migrate to Lofoten, Vesterålen, and other parts of Northern Norway to spawn.

    Go on a skrei adventure during winter, and experience the season at its peak from February to April.

    Fishing in Svolvær .
    Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com
    Fishing in Svolvær .
    Photo: CH / Visitnorway.com

    Enjoy freshly caught cod. Don't forget to also sample the world famous stockfish, tørrfisk, that has been dried in fresh air in the traditional way.

    Enjoy it steamed, grilled, or baked – or even as a dry snack like crisps!

    Read more about Skrei, the fish that built Norway.

    Stockfish in Lofoten .
    Photo: Svinøya rorbuer
    Stockfish in Lofoten .
    Photo: Svinøya rorbuer

    3. Trondheim – The European region of gastronomy

    Venison, lamb, cheese, and seafood are all delicacies you can expect to sample when visiting the Trøndelag region in Central Norway. With more than 200 local food producers, Trøndelag is one of the most important local food regions in the country.

    The fertile earth contributes to world class produce, and helps explain why Trondheim was named European region of gastronomy 2022.

    Find top restaurants and plan your culinary adventure in Trondheim.

    Trondheim unique food destination .
    Photo: Bleed / True Stories / Visitnorway.com
    Trondheim unique food destination .
    Photo: Bleed / True Stories / Visitnorway.com

    4. Røros – a paradise of locally sourced food

    Reindeer meat and delicious cheeses, ice cream made of cloudberries and local treats like pjalt and lemse cakes.

    Intriguing Røros has long been an epicentre for locally sourced food in Norway, and its culinary scene is filled with pure, authentic flavours from local forests and mountain plateaus – both salty and sweet.

    Join a local food safari and remember to ask your server for local food recommendations!

    Local food in Røros .
    Photo: Ren Røros Frontal
    Local food in Røros .
    Photo: Ren Røros Frontal

    5. Clipfish in Kristiansund

    Before oil and salmon, dried and salted cod was one of Norway's biggest exports. Perfectly located by the Norwegian sea, Kristiansund naturally became one of the biggest export hubs for clipfish - the main ingredient in the Portuguese (and Norwegian) dish bacalao.

    Sample the world famous cod while watching fishing boats sail by, and learn more about its fascinating history at the Norwegian Clipfish Museum.

    Clipfish from Dybvik, Ålesund .
    Photo: Tina Stafrén
    Clipfish in Kristiansund .
    Photo: Tina Stafrén
  4. 6. Cider in Hardanger

    Enjoy our happy bubbles!

    Recent years have seen a boom in new Norwegian cider producers who make internationally award winning cider. Many producers are located in beautiful Hardanger, where you can visit a cider farm, go on a cider cruise, and even stay at a cider hotel in Utne.

    "Cider from Hardanger" is now a geographically protected label (the EU's Protected Designation of Origin), just like Champagne!

    Aga Sideri in Hardangerfjord .
    Photo: Øystein Haara
    Aga Sideri in Hardangerfjord .
    Photo: Øystein Haara

    7. Hol - the cheese village 

    Over the course of just a few years, a small village between Oslo and Bergen has transformed itself into a veritable cheese heaven.

    Stop by Hol Ysteri a cool, small cheesemaker with more than 20 cheeses from eight local producers. Prestholt cheese is one of Norway's most renowned goat cheeses – try sweet brown cheese or aged white! You should also try the cheeses at Rueslåtten cheese factory, one of which is a World Cheese Awards winner.

    Many cheeses are made from delicious and nutritious milk from livestock that graze at summer mountain farms.

    Hol ysteri in Hallingdal .
    Photo: Christine Baglo
    Hol ysteri in Hallingdal .
    Photo: Christine Baglo
  • 8. Gvarv – the fruit village

    Life in the country never tasted better than this!

    The small village of Gvarv in Telemark takes serious pride in calling itself Fruktbygda, the fruit village. Sleep in a wine barrel at a vineyard, visit some of Norway's coolest farm pubs and microbreweries, and many other charming farm shops and galleries. 

    Indulge your taste buds with apple juices, raspberries, cherries, plums, and sparkling ciders. 

    Gvarv is also the apple capital of Norway. Find your favorite: Fruity, sweet, or crisp, and attend the apple festival!

    Check out the sweet taste of Norway’s fruit and berries.

    Lindheim fruit and microbrewery in Gvarv in Telemark .
    Photo: Mohri Films
    Lindheim fruit and microbrewery in Gvarv in Telemark .
    Photo: Mohri Films
  • 9. Under – subsea dining in Southern Norway

    A once in a lifetime experience... Dine in the world’s biggest underwater restaurant! Under is not only below the surface, it's Michelin acclaimed food is "wUNDERful"!

    The underwater atmosphere, culinary delights and unique surroundings combine to create a truly unique experience you'll never forget!

    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

    Hungry for more?

    Explore more of Norway´s weird and wonderful food and the our Michelin restaurants

    Couple eating seafood in Kristiansand .
    Photo: Magnus Furset
    Couple eating seafood in Kristiansand .
    Photo: Magnus Furset
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    Let the local flavours of Norway surprise and excite your taste buds!

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