Norway’s capital city, Oslo, is home to theaters, museums, sporting venues, and restaurants—all within walking distance of apartments, luxury rentals, and cheap places to stay. While enjoying what this city has to offer, you will definitely get hungry. Here is a selection of three unforgettable dishes to enjoy during your visit to Oslo.
Made from cabbage and sheep or lamb meat, this mutton stew is most popular during the autumn, after sheep have finished their summer grazing in the mountains. Once baked into a casserole with black pepper and wheat flour, fårikål is served with boiled potatoes, flat bread, and lingonberry jam.
Fårikål is such a cultural institution that it has been regarded as the national dish of Norway since the 1970s. If you happen to be visiting Oslo during the last Thursday in September, be sure to take part in Fårikål Feast Day!
Herring is a staple of the Norwegian diet, and when pickled, it is a delicacy consumed throughout Europe. Sursild, as it is called in Norway, is usually served as an hors d’oeuvre. Fortunately, you can enjoy it both specially prepared at a restaurant or from the comfort of home by finding refrigerated sursild at the grocery store and eating it with a side of bread, onions, and red peppers. Though generally pickled, there are many varieties of sursild served in sherry, tomato sauce, or even something sweet.
If you are craving something sweet, a Norwegian waffle cookie, or krumkake, is absolutely worth a nibble. Krumkake is similar to Italian cannoli, only filled with whipped cream instead of ricotta or custard. These treats are especially prevalent during the Christmas season, so if you are looking for vacation rentals in the winter, the holidays are a perfect time to indulge your sweet tooth.