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Raksfisk: The fish festival in Norway

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The town of Fagernes, northwest of Oslo, celebrates each year the festival of the fish. It will come to consume 40 tons of salted fish. The festival is one of the most typical and authentic holiday in Norway. Concerts, local food and fun will meet from 1 to 3 November.

fish festival in Norway

The town of Fagernes, in Valdres, about 190 kilometers northwest of Oslo, celebrated every year a festival that honors one of the specialties of the Norwegian cuisine, the rakfisk. It is salted in brine. Generally trout or char are used which are salted and allowed to cure for two to three months to the cold of the ambient temperature.

This dish is very common throughout Norway but in Fagernes is proud to be the indigenous people of this meal.Read More »Raksfisk: The fish festival in Norway