If you’re travelling to the Norwegian fjords this September/October you’re in for a treat! Autumn sees a whole host of food and drink festivals in the area, giving you a real taste of local cuisine and a fascinating look at regional culture.
First on the schedule is the Romsdalsmartnan in Åndalsnes between the 19th and 22nd September. One of Norway’s oldest markets, this event boasts fun fairs, concerts and exhibitions. On the 27th, there’s a choice of two events: the intriguingly named Sheep’s Head Festival and the Eidfjord Hardanger Food Festival which, this year, has a ‘Birth of Gastronomy’ theme.
Ulvik Fruktsleppet on the 5th and 6th October celebrates the year’s fruit harvest, whilst the Norwegian Beverages Festival starting on the 18th offers everything from fruit juice to beer and brandy.
With an opening date of the 11th October, the Øystese Fruit and cider festival offers the best of both worlds. Featuring tasty treats galore as well as music and dancing to work off those calories, this event is sure to be great fun for all the family.
Self drive holidaymakers on our Norway Fjords Holiday and Mountains Retreat and Norwegian Fjords and Mountain Self Drive Adventure will be able to sample any of these fantastic events whilst, from an accessibility point of view, those on our Twin Centre Break With Norway in a Nutshell might find it easier to concentrate on events in the Bergen area.