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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
+47 77 60 07 20
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“soup buffet” (11 reviews)
“bacalao” (15 reviews)
“whale meat” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Few tourists and lots of locals hanging out and having a drink. Not really a restaurant, you just get to choose from 5 different dishes but they're just great (we tried whale and salmon) at a bearable price, and all-you-can-eat soup was a great starter....More

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant features a cozy wooden interior cladding. The menu includes all times classics like steak and burger. There are also touristy dishes like whale.

Thank René M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the Skarven on a Sunday night when most other restaurants in Tromso were closed. Price-wise it was a bit expensive but the atmosphere was nice and cosy, with a beautiful wooden décor, and the food was excellent. We had cod and spare ribs,...More

Thank Elbereth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant for dinner during my vacation in Tromsø and I had the whale steak. It was good, very different. I can recommend the restaurant if you wanna have a different dinner (like whale or reindeer steak) or if you wanna have sea...More

Thank Camila C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here twice while staying in Tromsø as recommended by our accommodation owner- the unlimited fish soup ( about £12) was great value for money - very tasty and was help yourself with nice bread rolls as well. My daughter had grilled chicken one...More

Thank Bini M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is top notch in Tromsø! Went there two times during my last trip and had a taste both at their steak house, and at their fish restaurant. The reindeer steak still brings water to my mouth just by thinking of it, and the...More

Thank Brage E
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Droppes into Skarven a couple of time during the weekend in Tromsø. Late Friday evening my girlfriend and me visited the fish restaurant in 2nd floor. It was fully booked, but the managed to clear out and found a table for us. We were offeret...More

Thank Henning B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Well presented both pleasing to the eye, paired with a good story about ingredients origins, availability and properties. Interior looks a bit more like old hardware store though staff behave as if in a "haut-cousine". Lucky to have gotten a table whilst outside overbooked hours....More

Thank Ebbe T
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Friendly environment, good beer and there was a soup buffet. Just two flavours of soup but they taked really good.

Thank Andréa J
Reviewed 23 September 2017

23.09.2017: We were a family with four people, 2 adults and 2 children (9 years and 8 months). I am quite used to eat in good restaurants while travelling a lot as a part of my work. Skarven gives an impression to be a really...More

Thank Espen F
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Andre Waldemar H
9 July 2016|
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Response from Haarud | Reviewed this property |
Not breakfast, not cheap, unless very late, as well into the day, and/or you are so well off that it would be considered cheap. But they have really good dinners. Recommended.
Andre Waldemar H
9 July 2016|
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Response from f0xyf0x124 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You cannot eat breakfast there. Although the restaurant is expensive, it was worth every penny, the food was excellent with great wines and perfect view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso
  • Phone Number: +47 77 60 07 20
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso
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