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Fish Market, Bergen

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Shop and eat your way through Fish Market, the site that has served as the meeting place for fisherman, traders, and locals alike since the 12th century. Located in the very center of the city on the wharf, it is one of the most popular outdoor markets in Norway and is often bustling with action. Browse the stalls of fresh fish and other seafood and view the live catches from that morning. Purchase crab, shrimp, caviar, smoked salmon, cod, or even whale from one of the friendly fishmongers. Sample some of the local cuisine at one of the many vendors along the market. You can also buy souvenirs, local art, flowers, fruits, and vegetables here. Arrive early to avoid the crowds. A visit to Fish Market represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bergen tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Ultra tourist. 2-3 kinds of restaurant / fish market at incredible prices: the cheapest fish, smoked cod to 27 euros in high season for 6 euro in france salmon to 60 euro/kg, twice for the wild. However great diversity of fish and very fresh with even unfortunately pouches of whale...
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  • The fish market in Bergen is a must. You can choose the one that will be cooked and sit at a table overlooking the sea is the beautiful city. I recommend the crab, salmon (which in Norway is really awesome) and the whale, which you can find dried and has a very strong flavor, but worth trying. Good value for money.
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  • I don't usually go to fish markets when I travel, but my wife wanted to go. The market is large with all types of fish on display. It was somewhat interesting. 
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  • Went here as a tourist, so good for that. Lots of cooked and fresh seafood. And if you fancy it you can get whale meat cooked in a variety of ways. Seafood was really good and fresh but prices are super high, so you know that you're paying for the experience to a large degree. Luckily they speak many languages here so they can cater to a lot of the tourists. Open most of the day and they have some non seafood items as well and various smoked salmon and dried fishes in case you want to take something away.
  • As many others have pointed out, the place is clearly made for tourists. It's an interesting place to visit, but if you want to eat something be ready to spend more than usual. You can have the same or even better fish in another place for less money. Just one interesting fact: there are a lot of Italians among the sellers :D
  • Lively market with shopkeepers that call out, ask where you're from, and offer samples. A real treat. Amazing variety of sea food available. There is only 1 public toilet.
  • A few stores here selling quick meal and fresh seafood. OK place. Historic place. Centrally located and plenty of other options around if you are not in the mood for fish.
  • John & Claudia Thursday 5 May. Only found one stall. No advice re where we could eat fresh sea food. It was far better when I was there in 1955. Where have the stone troughs with the live fish gone? Could not find bus for City Tour with Bergen Card. No local bus either for a tour. Most said it was a discount card and we had to pay more. BAD! BAD! BAD!