Stepping Into the Magic of Norway
Land of the vikings. Land of the fjords.
Straight out of the movie Frozen, Norway showcases dramatic fjords, glimmering glaciers and cerulean lakes. Decades of history are preserved through countless museums and ancient ruins.
Unique flavors of Norway
Known for some of the best salmon in the world, Norway has a plethora of fresh seafood caught daily. Smoked salmon and herring are typically eaten for breakfast. King crab is another popular dish served in many restaurants. But what is truly unique to Norway? Three things: brown cheese, reindeer sausage and whale.
BROWN CHEESE This cheese is a hard cheese. True to its name, it is brown and has a caramel flavor. Water from goat milk whey is boiled down, thus caramelizing the sugars.
REINDEER SAUSAGE/ STEW As simple as it sounds. Think of sausage but with reindeer, not pork.
WHALE Not all whales are endangered. The minke whale is hunted by Norwegians and sold in thriving fish markets. People have it as a steak, smoked or in sushi.
Bergen fish markets
Bergen is a fun city. It is also a seafood lovers dream. Fish markets offer mountains of flounder, flatfish, haddock, cod, eel, mackerel and arctic char. Crustaceans such as Norwegian lobster and brown crab are brought in by the pound. To check out this impressive display try these fish markets:
1. Fish Me Fish market
Crampons on and ice picks at the ready
Bergen is a launching pad for glacier climbing. From the city, people take two buses and a ferry to reach the FONNA Glacier Ski Resort. Helmets, hiking boots, crampons and other gear is supplied for those who need it.