Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Henningsvær

Fiskekrogen

This dockside restaurant – a favourite of the Norwegian royal family – is Henningsvær's culinary claim to fame. Try, in particular, the outstanding fish soup (198kr), but there's everything else on the menu from fis…
Top Choice Cafe in Sakrisøy

Anitas Sjømat

Part delicatessen and part waterside cafe, this fab place sells all sorts of stockfish snacks, Kong Oskar sardines and dishes such as uncommonly good fish soup, fish cakes, fresh shrimp and fish burgers – our favour…
Top Choice Norwegian in Vestvågøy

Rebecca's

This glorious little cafe along the coast road is a treasure. A lovely wooden dining hall, terrific local cooking with an emphasis on home cooking (dishes include fish specialities and whale) and the feeling of bein…
Top Choice Cafe in Saltstraumen

Kafe Kjelen

On a promontory overlooking the maelstrom, this warm and wonderful little cafe is gorgeous. Run by the same family since 1955, it does a simple menu that includes local fish, pastries and real specialities worth try…
Top Choice Norwegian in Svolvær

Børsen

Located at the Svinøya complex, this is one of the town's top tables. A former fish house, it was called the 'stock exchange' after the bench outside, where the town's old geezers would gather to debate. In its dini…
Top Choice Norwegian in Andenes

Lysthuset

This is the best of Andenes' limited dining options. Ignore the casual cafe out the front – the restaurant proper serves Arctic specialities such as salted local lamb, monkfish with shellfish sauce and salmon in var…
Top Choice Cafe in Mosjøen

Gilles Cafe & Musikk

This excellent place near the northern end of Sjøgata serves up snacks such as scampi tempura, pizzas and more traditional mains – it does a great fish soup. This is also the liveliest place in town, with live music…
Top Choice Norwegian in Hamnøy

Krambua

Under new management since 2015, this fabulous restaurant inhabits an 1882 building and Noemi and Mikael Björkman serve up a seasonal menu with the freshest fish imaginable. Try the smoked shrimp or cod tongues for …
Top Choice Bakery in Å

Bakeri

In a building that dates from 1844 and whose stone oven dates from the same year, this atmospheric bakery is the essence of Å. It turns out fresh bread every day, plus a small number of other pastries, among which i…
Top Choice International in Bodø

Roast

High above the city on a 17th-floor perch in the Scandic Havet hotel, Roast is true to its name – you could play around with different tastes but you really must order the roast board, with its different meats (ribs…