A Seafood Lover’s Delight:
This place is a seafood lover’s delight and when the market is in full operation there is an abundance of market stalls selling all kinds of seafood that Norway is famous for.
The Bergen Fish Market is a popular place for visitors and locals to buy snacks to have on the harbour front and whether you’re after oysters, lobsters, crabs, prawns or the many varieties of smoked and preserved seafood, they’re all available here. Apart from seafood, there are stalls selling fruit, vegetables, handicraft and souvenirs as well.
A Sightseeing Attraction
We arrived at the fish market late on a Saturday afternoon and most of the stalls have shut for the day. In the peak summer months of June, July and August, the Bergen Fish Market is open from 07:00 to 19:00 whereas for the rest of the year it opens from 07:00 to 16:00.
We were lucky that fish stalls were still operating this late in the afternoon and there was plenty of smoked fish, jars of all kinds of pickled seafood and packets of frozen seafood as well. Even with only a small portion of the fish market opened, it is obvious that seafood is plentiful here and the produce is really fresh.
I admired the delicious-looking smoked fish steaks and the stall holder handed me some to try. They were delicious and not expensive at all. If we could take food home, I’d certainly be buying supplies from here.
Situated in the very heart of Bergen, the Bergen Fish Market is definitively worth a visit.