Private Tour: Foods of the Fjords - a Unique Tour in Taste & Nature
This is your possibility to actually taste the cleanliness of Norwegian nature in a unparalleled tour that mixes the very best of handpicked tastes and flavours. All in a pristine landscape that takes you outside the queues of modern mass tourism and where your private party have the absolute attention of your Norwegian guides. Get up from your hotel bed, and best advice given: DONT eat too much breakfast ;-)
Inclusions & Exclusions
This tour includes a traditional Viking lunch where ingredients are ever changing as the seasons progresses. However a menu of selected cheeses, dried sheep meat and hams are always central and present in the menu. So is freshly baked sourdough bread. There is served local beers from a small selection of micro breweries and red wine (imported) is available for the wine lovers.
The lunch is kept outside when wheater allows it, and inside a traditional smokehouse when this is either wished or needed because of weather.
The pricing reflects that the products available are in the high end scale and this tour can not be booked by less than 4 persons. The ideal group is 6 - 12 persons. We are able to custom design tours, and also provide Halal or Kosher. Please contact Viator customer service for any questions.
Special Notice: Due to Norwegian legislation, this tour includes payment for a overnight stay in a tent at our remote island in the Osterfjord. Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law. In case you DO want to utilize this part of the tour, please notify the local supplier at the time of booking and a tent will be provided for your use. A 1500 USD security deposit must be paid for the tent. You will have to put up the tent yourself and make your way to the island on your own!
Optional personal chef
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Bergen City hotel reception or Cruise pier.
Departure Time: Tour departs at 0830 from the hotel reception of the clients. We can also offer a late departure at 1630 in June and July as the available light makes a evening departure possible. Please notify your preferred time
Return Details: Bergen City Centre
What To Expect
Your morning should start with a small meal, just to keep you going, and preparing empty water bottles to bring along. By 0830 you will be picked up by your local guide in the hotel reception and you head out of town for the pristine landscape of the fjords in a private minivan or optional Luxury Merceds. Do not forget your cameras, as this day will absolutely baffle your Instagram friends.
Your Guides are skilled in local history in a way that only they as locals can be.They are born and bread in the area, as this tour makes no use of low cost foreign labour. With unparalleled local knowledge, you are on your way in a day tour that will take you from the rugged Norwegian coastline to the highest mountain pass of the Bergen area.
There is simply not enough adjectives to make a tour presentation that justifies the landscape you are going trough. But if looking on the tour reviews this Viator supplier gets - it is easy to see that the local operator know how to find the hidden gems of the west coast. This new exhilarating tour simply seems to underline that they have found another one!
Now, let's talk about food....!
Let's talk food traditions and let us not forget to talk Beer!!! Whom of which both dates back to the Vikings that used to live here.
Norwegians have a life expectancy outranking most nations of the world. And there is little doubt that their lifestyle is a major contributor to the populations general good health. A life in clean nature with plenty of exercise and good nutrition seems a proven "winner", and so does the food traditions. Salmon from this area is exported world wide, and can be found in the most exclusive restaurants of the US or in a Sushi plate in Tokyo. The food and beers you are about to enjoy is hand picked food from local farms and small scale producers that follows in the path of their ancestors. And the majority of the items on the table is available only in small countryside shops, and some is even so rare to find that it is specially collected just for your meal this day. We mention local cheeses, sour cream Herring, dried sheep meat and exclusive hams that have matured in farms where chemical food additives are unheard of.
Now, to beer! Did you know that the art of brewing was almost eradicated in Norway only a few years ago? As a result of the pietism reaching Norway in the 1850's brewing became illegal in the homes. Beer was considered the drink of the "sinner", and laws came in affect to ban brewing. It is just in the deepest ends of the Fjords that the art survived due to the fact that Police did not have the resources make sure everyone complied with the laws. This ban actually lasted till 1999, when the Government removed the law to save the traditions. Brewers literally came stumbling out of their well hidden brewhouses, and now you can taste it for yourself.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
Dress code is smart casual / outdoor attire.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate