Whether you’re seeking a meal with a view of those dramatic fjords or a taste of the fabled seafood of Northern Norway, then rest assured because this bubbling cultural hub in the Arctic Circle has plenty of places on the menu. We explore the ten best places to dine during your visit to Tromso; famous for viewing the Northern Lights.
Guests can expect a menu modeled upon the ocean itself at Fiskekompaniet, with a line-up of the freshest Nordic seafood and fish currently in-season. While undeniably gourmet, the à la carte menu also has a refreshing simplicity about it, with options such as fresh oysters and half lobster taking center stage. The listing of fish cuts, varying in culinary complexities, owes itself to the chef’s sleight of hand and the natural flavors of the sea.
Fiskekompaniet Tromso AS, Killengreens gate, Tromso, Norway, +47 77 68 76 00
Boasting a truly multicultural kitchen alive with culinary influences from Norway and France to Portugal and Thailand, De 4 Roser is arguably the best place in Tromso for innovative, fine-dining cuisine. The menu is short, sweet and simple, but changes virtually daily, which is testimony to Head Chef Lasse Fisker’s dedication to using only the freshest local ingredients and produce. Interesting starters, such as shrimp in a bed of seaweed, next to succulent mains, like cod with cauliflower and butter sauce feature. What’s more, the interior is modern and cool, loaded with thought-provoking art works and chic furnishings to boot.
De 4 Roser, Gronnegata 38, Tromso, Norway, +47 920 40 444
Travelers to Tromso will discover Fjellstua perched high above the town center, on the wild and windswept ridges that form the tips of Mount Floya, with the Northern Norwegian fjords looming all around. It can be accessed via the city’s cable car (or a web of winding hiking trails for more intrepid types), and offers a range of mouth-watering, fine-dining treats, from Mediterranean pastas to local Nordic specialties. However, the real attraction here has to be the incredible view, which ranges 360-degrees around the drama of the Tromso basin.
Fjellstua, Solliveien 12, Tromso, Norway, +47 77 63 8737
Offering something a little different from the usual seafood medleys of most other gourmet restaurants in Tromso, Steakers brings a dose of American panache to the table, while still retaining a bit of focus on Norwegian coastal flavors and the traditions of the Scandinavian kitchen. This means T-bones and thick-cut chips dominate and mussels and North Sea fish fillets take something of a back seat, while the decor of the place has more touches of noir 1930s Chicago than of rustic Northern Norway.
Steakers, Fredrik Langes gate 13, Tromso, Norway, +47 77 61 33 30