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The city of the Seven Mountains

De syv fjell (The Seven Mountains) surround the center of the misty harbor town of Bergen. Nestled on the country’s rocky west coast, Bergen is exciting and charming, an ideal starting point for fjord tours and cruises. Bryggen – the medieval fish market street - also known as Tyskebryggen (the German Wharf), is one of the city’s most picturesque sights. Bryggen has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 1979 – a well deserved accolade, for its unique architecture.

PingvinenBernt Rostad / CC BY 2.0
PingvinenBernt Rostad / CC BY 2.0
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Locals' Pick The true flavor of Norway

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Andreas Roksvaag

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Good, cheap and open until 2.30 every day!

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Ove Svendsen


Pingvinen went viral after a great review in The New York Times some years ago, so you’ll find heaps of tourists here in the summer months. But tourists or not, the menu is clean, tasty and reasonable for Norwegian standards. They serve a huge amount of local beers and the setting is casual.

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The true flavor of Norway Editors' Note

Long before Norway became one of the world’s wealthiest nations from their oil reserves, the country was a hardy place, of tough seafaring and hard working people. Foods here were reliant on cured and salted food variants which could last throughout the long winters.

Pingvinen’s owners wanted to resurrect some of these techniques, and apply them to a hearty menu of farm and sea offerings. So it is that Pingvinen presents the time tested menu creations on top of contemporary cuisine, for a very unique and quality oriented traditional menu.

From salted-lamb stew, to Valle’s raspeball—potato-and-flour balls, diners partake of some of the best culinary creations in Norway or anywhere. Adding to the palatable experience, the local brew (Hansa) helps wash down the plentiful experience ever more pleasantly. This is the the true flavor of Norway.

Vaskerelven 14, 5014 Bergen
+47 55 60 46 46