The Best Fish Markets Around Scandinavia

Reykjavík, Iceland
Reykjavík, Iceland. Photo by Andy Wang on Unsplash

Scandinavia, comprised of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, is known for its particularly delicious fish. There are many fish markets where you can buy fresh fish and even fish which is good enough quality to eat raw. Here are some of the best spots around these countries to get the best fresh fish around.

Feskekorka, Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg isn’t as popular a city to visit as Stockholm, but it’s got a lot of personality despite its small size. One of its best attractions is the “fish church,” an indoor fish market that has been running since 1874. Its exterior looks like a neo-gothic church, because that was the architectural style of the time…but in fact, it was never a church at all. It is currently undergoing renovations but is expected to reopen in the next year.

Fish Market in Bergen, Norway

Bergen’s famous outdoor fish market has been a center of trade dating all the way back to the 13th century. It’s been moved a couple of times and in the last ten years opened a second location as well with more permanent shops. It’s a great place to get fish as well as produce, and the second location also has indoor restaurants.

Torvehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark

Torvehallerne, or the Glass Market, isn’t specifically a fish market. There are two buildings: one with food stalls and cafes, and one with meat, fish, and produce markets. It has a beautiful interior and is absolutely worth visiting for a meal or a grocery shopping trip.