A Seafood Lover’s Delight:
Situated on Bergen’s harbour front is the famous Bergen Fish Market, one of the highly visited tourist attractions in Bergen.
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.
We arrive at the fish market late on a Saturday afternoon and most of the stalls have shut. 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 are lucky that fish stalls are still operating this late in the afternoon and there are 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 open, you can see that seafood is plentiful here and the produce is really fresh.
I admire the delicious-looking smoked fish steaks and the stall holder hands me some to try. They are 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.Please let me know what you thought of this post... I'm dying to find out...