I took this whilst wandering around teh fish market just for VT purposes (i'm nice like that)
but if you are squeamish then prepare your self for a shock although a Fish come general market you can aslo get Seal Pelts as well.
Here you see the fish marked on a rainy day. The new "tent" for the marked was a smart move for rainy days. I don't go there much myself, but I can see why tourists find it fascinating. Most happen by anyway as it's right on the harbour, and you pass it on the way to the Hansa Brygge.
The seafood sandwiches are quite popular and tasty. There are also tanks with live fish.
The pier "Zaggen" is right next to the marked with restaurants for every taste.
If you can stay in Bergen with cooking facilities, it will allow you to sample fresh fish from the Fish Market (although you can always try many of the restaurants in the area). Fortunately I had that luxury, and the fish was outstanding. Like much of Bergen's port area, much of the Fish Market is geared toward tourists, but the sheer size and variety of fish make it a can't miss attraction.
Torget (the fish market) is a feast to the senses - if you like fish, that is!
What at first seems like a knock-out of the senses becomes a very intriguing mix of souvenir stalls, clothes and veg sellers and, hey!, even fishmongers! Definitely worth an hour or two, if only to admire the huge array of oceanic species. Unfortunately, sealskins and whale meat are among there as well, but let's not go into that conversation right now...
This lively market is a perfect place to watch people. People come here to buy fish, and it is always crowded in the summertime.
Fresh fish are brought to this market everyday, directly from the seas outside Norway.
If you love fish or don't mind the smell of it, then it's quite an experience to wonder around Bergen's fish markets. Every kind of fish imaginable; halibut, cod, trout, salmon, tuna, eel, crabs, lobster, shrimps and well as I few I'd never heard of...
It's great place to get a bite to eat, if you ask nicely the vendors will hand you free samplings. Plus you can buy your fresh fish and get it made into a sandwich right there!
Not for the sensative though as they also sell whale and seal meat.
The marked in Bergen is beautiful. There is a lot to taste , buy and see . People from all over the word comes to have a look, and they never forget about Bergen. Looking for peace of mind ? Bergen is where to go !
I never knew there were such ugly fish in the ocean. Good thing the Norwegians catch them and feed them to us.
The variety of odd fish is just incredible. It's a shame the tourist don't have a way to cook while traveling, because not so many locals were shopping the fish market.
This was a lovely crowded, interesting area of Bergen. It was interesting to see the variety of fish here. However, it was also a very good place to buy souvenirs as they were much less expensive than in most of the shops.
The fish market. This market is in the center of the town. Nowdays you'll get more than fish here, but beware, the prices are high. If you want bargain prices on more that fresh fish you'll be better off somewhere else.
Fresh fish at reasonable prices. You can also find everything else that comes from the sea.
visit the daily FISH MARKET (yes I know the photograph does not show the market but there is so many pics on this market on VT).
There is not only fish on the market but also clothes that you can buy often with your card. Not less expensive than elsewhere.
Take a walk to the Fish Market and then to the Bryggen. The Bryggen is one of the world's most significant of medieval history and culture (featured in photo). My friends and i had made a trip to the Fish Market and bought shrimps (which were already boiled) and mussels for our dinner. The shrimps tasted sweet and yummy! I baked the mussels in a tomato-base sauce with lots of garlic and onions in the oven at the place where we stayed.
The fish market at the harbour of Bergen is uppriced but one of Bergen's main attractions. Here you can try a sandwich with shrimps, smoked salmon and maybe crab salad.
You will find the market on the harbor and in the center of the city. It's a picturesque place to shop and specially, to have a bite.
June, July and August;
07:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.
07.00 - 16.00 Saturday.
September - May;
07:00 to 16:00 Monday-Saturday