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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

During the northern lights tour, our guide was telling about the eating of seals and whales by the locals. She suggested Skarven if we wanted to try some. Went to diner and ordered the seal and whale sliced and the king crab. Both starters were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IanHornes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our food was good and the beer was good. We got there close to closing so they were out of a lot of food we might have wanted and they had already "dumped" the soups. Staff was friendly enough, not overly. Food was fine.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chapinite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to try the main course served with whale meat. And it was simply delicious. It's not cheap but it was well worth it. A unique experience in life. The place is cozy, I recommend it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank irefarmac
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Even locals love this Place, and frequent there often. The Food is mainly based on fresh Caught Seafood and the Fish soup is one of a kind

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank adrianai9imoveis
Reviewed October 12, 2018

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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul E
Reviewed September 23, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  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!)

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: August 2018
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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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