From NOK 890
Experience the city of Bergen with all your senses. This tour takes you through the history of Bergen and tastes of local food and it’s story. Learn about Bergen and the local food traditions and history from a local guide. Your guide 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. Your local guide will take you through the old part of the city and you will have 5 stops with tastes on your experience.
One taste will be inside one of the unique old houses at Bryggen, which is on UNESCO's list of world heritage. Another taste is in a small restaurant, by locals – and used to be a public bath. The food served should be enough for a lunch, and the last stop will be at the oldest existing cellar in Norway with a special story accompanied by a beer.
• Age: All ages.
• Start time: at. 12:30 Every day from our office at Bryggen
• Season: All year
• Duration: 3 hours
• Number of persons: Minimum 2 persons (January to May)
• Cancellation: Cancellation with full refund up to 48 hours before the trip starts. Cancellation fee kr. 50.
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.
The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 116 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at a local level and cooperating actively an international level.