The Fish Market
Torget in Bergen is more famous
under the name The Fish Market, and
is one of the major tourist attractions
in Bergen. With its location in Vågen in
the center of Bergen, it has been a
meeting place for the locals for
centuries. The Fish Market has history
back to the 13th century and today’s
location since 1566.
Even today it is a place where the
locals buy fish and seafood. But you
can buy much more than fish here like
fruit and vegetables, flowers and
Torget is divided into the stalls area
and the Food Market.
In the permanet building, housing the
Food Market and the Tourist
information in Bergen, some of the
largest vendors have moved in with
both their fish and seafood counters
and their own seafood or sushi
restaurants and even a bakery.
Here you will find a huge selection of
prawns, lobsters, crabs, scallops,
moules and other various shellfish
and of course a lot of different types
of fresh fish - and dryfish. Some of the
vendors can even supply smoked wild
salmon and all offer the regular
Norwegian smoked salmon.
In the stalls you can find more seafood
vendors where many of them also
offer fresh sandwiches and buns with
different seafood and an area to sit
Here are also fruit and vegetables
vendors and souvenir shops. You can
also find some food vendors selling
other food than seafood. The space in
the stalls area is very limited, so you
have to qualify by a strict process to
get a space here - which also is good
for the food quality.
The Fish Market is at its most busy
during the tourist season in summer,
and most of the vendors speak more
than five languages.
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