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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
+47 77 60 07 20
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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

Went here a late evening as i'd heard about it on the street. I was not let down! This restaurant offered a great atmosphere, lovely food, like really good and tasty food. It was well worth the money, especially with such a good service.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by on the suggestion of the staff at the tourist info center, and we were so glad we did! It was an inviting and casual environment with a warm fire going in the room. Two of us had fish sandwiches and one had the...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I visited early sep and with summer coming to an end and still remnants of sun warmth, this is the best place for beers on the patio. It is equipped with glass wind barriers so you can comfortably enjoy the late afternoons after...More

Thank Tashita2014
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Had a very pleasant evening here and the burger I ordered was delicious. The quantity, though, was not great - the burger was served with three chips. (I know that they were bit thicker than usual, but really!)

Thank R_Tagore
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten in Skarven and Arctandria several times in the last few years but everytime we go, we are more disappointed: - quantity of food is sometimes ridiculous, for example with Kongekrabbe. Previous time we went, they served two small pieces and the last...More

Thank Sergi_cl_2018
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is where locals and tourist in the know go to enjoy outdoor drinks and dining. Sunny days equal packed locales in Tromsø’s outdoor restaurants, but no venue is better attended than Skarven. And rightfully so; the food is very good. Mussels great!

Thank Jon H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is still a great meeting place, good place in the sun. When it shines. Good beer. And coffee. Recommended

Thank MHBOS10
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Nice place for beer. Here are the good opportunities for a refreshment. In good weather outdoors, in worse be in one of several places inside. Very good selection of different types of beers. In the old part, the nice atmosphere is even with the big...More

Thank 731ingeh
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Be ware of the "fishgratin"! Worst I have ever tasted. The flavour was not fish, it was from the bacon, which covered the hole dish.

Thank Maria B
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is a great place down by the water...there are actually 3 restaurants in the building and all are wonderful. Fresh fish and seafood and a nice variety to choose from. Norway is an expensive place so be prepared to pay $60 per person.

Thank ks358
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Andre Waldemar H
July 9, 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
July 9, 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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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