Fisketorget Seafood Market, Bergen
Along the eastern shore of Vågen bay located the rows of tents marine market Fisketorget, originating in the 13th century. Initially, fishermen brought their catch to the Bryggen embankment, but in 1556, the city authorities, fearing the control of the Hanseatic merchants over the local retail trade, allocated a place for a market in the depth of the Bay, so the current Torget square was formed, which means "market" in Norwegian".
Now there is almost no fish here, but you can buy a variety of seafood, from shrimp to whale meat.
Since tourists are constantly jostling here, the prices are, of course, quite exorbitant, even by the standards of Norway. It is doubtful that the locals buy anything here. But the sellers, who don't look much like Norwegians, speak any language!
You can not only buy sea gifts, but also try them in boiled, fried or smoked form. Eyes run away, and smells promise something fantastic, but unfortunately, there is absolutely no time to taste anything.
The market is open daily all year round from 9-10AM to 10-11PM.