Unique experiences while traveling are important. Norway Insight focus on local food, local culture and local experiences. If you are going to visit Bergen and want to experience Bergen by locals, we recommend our food tour. This tour is a guided day tour which takes you through the history of Bergen and you get tastes of local food and its history. With this tour you get to experience Bergen with all your senses. You learn about Bergen and the local food traditions and history from a local guide, which speaks fluent English. Bergen is on UNESCO’s creative city list for gourmet city. Local commodities and homemade products are in focus in our food tour.
One of the tastes at our food tour. Stock fish and flatbread with brown cheese.
Bergen- The city of gastronomy 11. December 2015 UNESCO designated Bergen as a City of Gastronomy, member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Bergen will along with 17 other Cities of Gastronomy work locally and collaborate internationally on how to use food, creativity, gastronomy and sustainability as a creative driver for urban and regional development.
Bergen is a vibrant port city at the gateway of the fjords. The second largest city of the country with 275, 000 inhabitants, it has a long history in international trade in seafood, reflected in its traditional and coastal gastronomy. The city’s food culture originating from sea biodiversity is considered the most sustainable in Europe. Deeply linked to healthy nutrition, gastronomy in Bergen thrives on organic food, the production of which is supported by more than 3,000 farmers and 200 artisan food entrepreneurs. In addition to this, another 6,500 people are employed by the aquaculture industry and fisheries.
Organic food and sustainable seafood are at the core of the city’s cultural identity and development.