The Fiskebrygga in Kristiansand, Norway

We have arrived in the Norwegian Port of Kristiansand and are making our way to the restaurants and the Fiskebrygga ( MY first Norwegian word! The Fish Market) right along the wharf……………..It is quiet so early in the day, but I have a feeling things really get rolling when the Fiskebrygga opens! Let’s look around while we are waiting!

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

I love this statue and the name Dolly Dimples too! Dolly Dimples is a separate shop in the market place, not the name of our fishmonger! I can just imagine how this was THE bustling place in times gone by! And probably still is later in the morning!

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

I have decided that the color of Norway should be blood orange! It is perfect for these quayside buildings with the trim in bright gold and a bright blue sky as backdrop!

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

Is this how the fish were brought in? In those big barrels and then hefted to the roof tops? Then were some of the fish hung to dry and smoked? Or did they stay in the barrels?

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View
Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

There is some lovely outdoor seating at the restaurants along the quay too ……….

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

Who wouldn’t like this spot?

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

Add a few antique pieces for charm……………

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

And then just ride your bike here! No cars allowed!

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

Wild fish are caught from small boats in the afternoon or early morning and brought to the fish market……….. They are all ready for us now…….Entering, I smell the aroma of fish and then I notice the size of the lemons……..

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

and then I have to inspect every……………

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

selection, from lobsters in the tank…………….

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

to fish heads and salmon steaks…………

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

to bigger fish…………

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

and smaller fish…………

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

all kinds of fish………I have never seen soooooooooo much fresh fish!

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

and it looks like they sell various knives ( I have no idea what that white thing on the wall is) and Italian Olive oil (of course) and various sauces too. For the real foodies there is also reindeer meat, moose meat, whale meat and caviar!

Kristiansand, Norway, Fiskebrygga (Fish Market) View

They have everything at the Fiskebrygga! But, we have to move on, we have lots more to explore in Kristiansand!

6 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s a LOT of fish. Love, love, love the flowers.

    janet

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  2. Sheree says:

    I love visiting markets, including fish markets. This one had a delightful setting.

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  3. Jo Shafer says:

    Ahhhh…….salmon!

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  4. Wow! That was very interesting to see! I do love the planter boxes of flowers – really colourful! The buildings do look amazing and their colour schemes certainly are outstanding. Love the statue of Dolly Dimples too. There must be a tale to tell there?

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    1. Yes, I would have liked to known something about that name as well, especially since it is in English…

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