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Savory Sight: Norwegian Fish Market

Depending on how much you like seafood, fresh-fish markets can be near paradise or unpleasantly stinky. Since I love just about any kind of ocean bounty, especially when it's fresh, I'm drooling over the photos of the Bergen, Norway, fish market that FinnLover recently posted in my Savory Sights group.

This was FinnLover's first visit to her new hometown fish market, which features live fish, high-end seafood dishes, and everything in between. According to FinnLover:

As you walk around the counters, the fishermen offer pieces of their product to taste, and everything is packed so the tourist can bring some stuff back home, like gravlax, smoked salmon, dried whale, peppered fish, caviar . . . There are also several kiosks that sell sandwiches, fish and chips, king crab legs, and warm dishes with salmon and shrimps.

Don't forget to share your own yummy food photos in the Savory Sights group. To see more mouth-watering pics of the fish market,


King crab legs:

Scandinavian open-face sandwiches:

A plate of sweet chili shrimps and salmon with potato salad:

Different kinds of caviar, about $8 each:

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Hey Finn my grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins live in Arendal Norway, and ship me yummy goodies all the time. I grew up eating herring for breakfast, and a smorgasbord for every get together. just bought an electric krumkake maker off amazon! my old one burns me!
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
That looks amazing. Nice pics FinnLover. :)
Home Home 9 years
I went here! My brother bought disgusting smoked whale meat (which I objected to for many reasons). Unfortunately, he then carried it in his backpack for 12 hours as we traveled on a speedboat/bus/kayak from Bergen to the rural western fjords. Ew.
thehabra thehabra 9 years
thehabra thehabra 9 years
Bergen is such a wonderfull city. How are you liking it so far? I feel ya on the prices, though :)You should definitely go back to Stavanger some day if you ever have time.
gigill gigill 9 years
I was just in Norway at the beginning of the month and we couldn't find any whale at the fish market. It was quite disappointing! You pic looks amazing time I go back to Norway I really want to go to Bergen. Apparently it's one of the most beautiful spots in the country.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
I think I need to move there. This looks great!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i used to like fish..but now although i can appreciate the makes me a bit nauseas. oh well...i'll chalk it up to becoming a vegetarian all those years ago.
sarahm73 sarahm73 9 years
Wow. I wish I had something like that in my town! Yum
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
That's so cool! I just moved here. We're setting up the apartment right now. Luckily there is an Ikea in Bergen because everything is crazy expensive in Norway. I was in Stavanger last week BTW because of the strike at the airport in Bergen. I landed there. I didn't see much though.
thehabra thehabra 9 years
FinnLover, you live in Bergen?That's o cool. I live in Stavanger, only a few hours away.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
:oops: Thanks!
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
Oh my lord... That looks amazing.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
FinnLover always takes the best pics! These are gorgeous! :love:
maisiegirl maisiegirl 9 years
Love these photos and the salmon looks incredible! I know FinnLover is going to LOVE her new home in Norway. Can't wait to read about more of her adventures as she settles into life in a new country with her incredible hubby :-)
Oxymoron1 Oxymoron1 9 years
Great pics! Finnlover should be hired by Sugar in order to make outlandish articles.
Calimie Calimie 9 years
OMG, salmon! *salivates and stares* I love salmon more than any other food in the world. What an amazing picture!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Great pics!!! Would love to have had a taste of the peppered fish and the herring.
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