So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: The Market in Bergen Norway

The fish market in Bergen Norway is a feast for the senses. The briny smell of the water from the North sea mingling with the pungent smell of fresh fish. The creamy taste of homemade fish soup mixing with the smell of fresh grilled salmon, cooked to order (for the right price, you could have any of the extremely fresh fish or lobsters grilled to perfection in front of your eyes for you immediate enjoyment).

It was a real taste of Norwegian culture mixed in with a pinch of wry Norwegian wit. It was one of the most expensive markets that we have ever been to (the bowl of Fish Soup that you will see below cost $20! Yikes). Still, highly worthy of an afternoon of exploration if you ever find yourself in Bergen, Norway.  Enjoy!

Fresh salmon at the fish market in Bergen Norway



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Images from the market in Bergen, Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Multiple varieties of caviar.

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Huge crab legs.

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway.

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Crab legs.

Bergen Fish Market Soup Sign

Our $20 bowl of fish soup in Norway, expensive but REALLY good!

Seen while walking in the harbor in Bergen, Norway

Images from the market in Bergen, Norway.

Bergen Fish Market Sign

 

About Shanna

Shanna is a travel professional in the airline and hotel industries. She lives in Lonsdale, MN and there enjoys cooking and gardening. Her favorite places to travel are Scotland and France. Shanna writes about travel in the Midwestern part of the United States at her blog A Midwest Travel Companion More About Shanna Google

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8 Responses to So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: The Market in Bergen Norway

  1. Aga December 5, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I love food markets! I am always trying to find one in any city I’m visiting. I can spend quite a qhile wandering around different sections- be it fruit and veggis or fish one! Actually my last 2 posts are about food markets- one in Porto and famous Boqueria in Barcelona. Love to see that it’s not only me who sometimes goes to a local market instead to yet another famous monument!
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    • Shanna December 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      Sometimes, I feel like I could get lost in the local market for hours (husband generally gets bored with it much sooner than I do.)

  2. Zachary DeBoer December 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    If that is a monkfish, where’s its robe? Lol! That looks fun!

    • Shanna December 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      It was fun…expensive, but fun!

  3. Vebjorn Fiksdal December 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Really like your photos 🙂
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    • Shanna December 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      Thanks! We had a really fun time wandering around the market!

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