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A Quick Guide to Culinary Norway in 4 Cities

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Nordic Food is certainly in the spotlight right now, from Danish Michelin stars to Scandi fusion that mixes with Japanese minimalism. In Reykjavik, diners have to notoriously book months in advance at the popular restaurant Dill. In Copenhagen, chefs are taking the culinary world by storm.

Norway is certainly not going to be left out of the Nordic joy. It’s gone from standard, home-traditional food, to more daring culinary experiences in just the past few years. Here are some of Norway’s awesome foodie capitals to check out!

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Oslo

The foodie trail starts in Oslo, home to three-star Michelin and the whipsmart Maaemo that is more phenomenon than anything. Take advantage of the ocean’s proximity with fresh fish and shellfish. Maaemo has been voted as one of the world’s best places to eat by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards. Budgets never fear, as there are exceptional joints from the Thai-based Plah, Japanese Alex Sushi, Omakase by Alex Cabiao, Francaphone À l’aise, and the pintxos place TXOTX. Like most Scandinavian cities, the locals love their cafés and food markets, so don’t hesitate to grab teh food trucks and stalls at Mathallen and Vippa.

More tips on the New Nordic from AFAR. 

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Trondheim

Take to Trondheim’s kitchens for hyperlocal menus that are always on the lookout for experimental, yet wholesome ways to celebrate food. You might want to try Credo, To Rom og Kjøkken, Astrum Skybar, 73 Bar og Restaurant, the seafood restaurant Havfruen Sjømatrestaurant, and Fagn. There’s also the creative Røst Teaterbistro, Sellanraa Bok & Bar, that do wonders with local suppliers, fresh, seasonal ingredients harvested from the region’s fjords and Nordic mountains.

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Stavanger

There’s more to Stavanger than its hikes–the city is home to daring culinary adventurers. Though relatively small, the food scene is as vibrant as any other region in Norway, with a host of food and drink festivals and creative bistros like Skagen, Gaffel and karaffell, Hall Toll, Salza and Spiseriet. If you’re in town this summer, don’t miss Gladmatfestivalen and Stavanger Vinfestival. And if you’re in Norway and not planning a trip to Stavanger–why not!?

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Bergen

Top off your culinary enthusiasm in Bergen, nestled between cozy fjords, and islands on the North Sea. Prime location for excellent seafood, and the Fisketorget outdoor fish market is a must. Bergen likes to experiment with its surrounding nature, with Cornelius, where you can observe your fish dish literally being caught in front of you–and at Sky:Skraperen, which perched on Bergen’s highest mountain Ulriken, rewards with a breathtaking view of the fjord below.

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All Things Foodie & Travel

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It’s Foodie Day here on the Wittravel Blog — and do we have a lot to share! Traveling for the Cuisine is one of the best ways to explore the local culture! Why not join a cooking class or winery tour while you’re abroad? Whether cooking up pad thai in Thailand, or sipping wines in Bordeaux–our Agents can hook you up!

Check out yummy stories on dining and wining from our Archives:

Bread & Macaroons

World Tapas Day

Holiday Recipes from the Middle East

Airplane Snacks

When in Iceland: Sheep Heads and Puffin Roasts

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And browse recent stories on Food from around the web:

The Italian Wine Regions You Should Visit Next

World’s 23 Best Cities for Street Food

New Flavors on classic Cape Cod

10 of the Best Foodie Retreats in Rural France

25 Japanese Foods we can’t live without

A Food Lover’s Guide to Montreal

Chef Jacques Pepin to host cruise for foodies

Did you know there are multiday food and wine tours? Or simple day trips to a Tuscan olive press? Call Willamette Intl Travel to start your Culinary Adventure today! 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com for more info!

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