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Oct. 11, 2012 4:56 am 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2012 9:50 am
Before flying home to the US, I took a three day pit stop to couch surf in Oslo and attend a jazz concert. What I didn't know was my visit would coincide with one of Norway's largest food festivals. Since everything in Norway was insanely expensive and the festival had free samples, I spent a couple long afternoons learning about the local food specialties.

Some of the highlights from the 100+ stands that we walked by:

  • Delicious apple juice in many varieties - sour, sweet, mild
  • Tasty hot dogs and elk and moose burgers.
  • Free pancakes with jam at the entrance
  • Free sashimi courtesy of the Norwegian salmon industry
  • Many types of cheese. I liked the kind with fennel seeds in particular.
  • Lingonberry syrup on ice cream
  • Gløgg, Norway's mulled wine (perfect since Oslo was 30 degrees colder than Venice had been)

Free pancake
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Sour apple juice
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Elk burgers, hot dogs, onions, and a giant stick of butter
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Salmon sashimi
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Sculptures in the Frogner Park
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Oct. 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Thanks for sharing! I have friends that live in Stavanger that I've visited a couple of times. Prices are very high there. The tax on restaurant food is something like 24%! I believe it is even higher for alcoholic beverages. Still had a great time there.
Oct. 11, 2012 3:45 pm
It has been a long time since I was last there, but even then I found it very expensive, but so very worth it.
Oct. 13, 2012 9:50 am
Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to go to Oslo so it's nice to see someone's travel pics...and I just love food festivals!
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