Traditions

Norway is noted for its excellent raw products, particularly fish. You can find smoked salmon, gravlaks (cured salmon) and trout in most restaurants, but you can also enjoy freshly caught white fish such as cod, monkfish and halibut. Herring and shellfish are also very popular – try a bag of shrimps fresh from the fisherman’s boat and enjoy it with an ice-cold beer on the quayside! Read more

Findings from ancient times provide many examples of a conscious attempt to add aesthetic qualities to everyday tools and equipment. The Osberg findings produced textile and wooden engravings of professional standard, providing ample evidence of the work of ingenious artisans. The interiors and furnishings of Norway’s medieval churches also bear witness to great craftsmanship, represented by... Read more