4 Fishy Dishes to Try in Norway

Located in the Land of the Midnight Sun, Norway is a country that offers unique experiences.

It’s a place where traditions are represented by rustic wooden churches and folk dances, and where children grow up listening to stories about trolls, fairies and other fabulous creatures. It’s a place sprinkled with waterfalls, fast rivers, majestic mountains and glaciers, crystal clear lakes, fjords and quiet fishing villages. In the northern part, the coast is dotted with houses painted in bright colors, contrasting the sobriety of the mighty fjords and mountains.

And how can we forget about the delicious Norse dishes? Norwegian food will certainly make a great impression on any gourmand. In a country dominated by mountains and forests, the extraordinary Norwegian cuisine is mostly based on – surprise, surprise — fish.

Yes, with its amazing history and stunning geography, Norway amazes every tourist with plenty of fishy delicacies. Its location plays an important role in both traditional and modern Norwegian cuisine. Fish (from the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean) is a key ingredient in a number of renowned dishes.

Michela Simoncini
Michela Simoncini

And keep in mind that, in a country where the prices are not very affordable overall, fish is an excellent option pocket-wise, too!

Among all the wonderful fish-based dishes I tried during my trips in Norway, here are the ones that impressed me most – and will most certainly amaze you, as well!