Our First Meal in Norway

We landed in Norway late on a Friday night in mid-January with our 11-month old daughter in tow. Both of our flights had been delayed, so we’d been traveling for more than twelve hours (at least three hours longer than we’d anticipated). Tired, hungry, and not sure what food options would exist near our hotel we grabbed a quick dinner in the Tromso Airport.

Our First Meal in Norway - MilliGFunkI bought a “Kalkun & Pesto” sandwich, sliced apples, and a “Eple, Agurk, and Mynthe” bottled water. We also shared a Norwegian candy bar that Nick picked out. I gave the clerk 200 Norwegian Krone. Don’t panic though, 200 Norwegian Krone is about $26 U.S., and I got a bunch of change back. I think my dinner cost about $15 USD, which is on par for food in other airports around the world.

I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d purchased, but that was half the fun.

“Kalkun” turned out to be turkey. The sandwich was better than I expected, considering that it came prepacked, gas-station-style. In addition to the turkey and pesto, it had red peppers and wheat bread. It filled the hole in my belly after our two delayed flights and extra-long travel day, so I was a happy girl.

The water was flavored with Eple, Agurk, & Mynthe. I was pretty sure that Eple and Mynthe were apple and mint, but I had no idea about Agurk. When I looked it up later, I found out that it was cucumber. Apple+Cucumber+Mint=Totally Refreshing. I will make this at home.

Norwegian Kit Kat Bar - MilliGFunk

I bought a “Kalkun & Pesto” sandwich, sliced apples, and a “Eple, Agurk, and Mynthe” bottled water. We also shared a Norwegian candy bar that Nick picked out. I gave the clerk 200 Norwegian Krone. Don’t panic though, 200 Norwegian Krone is about $26 U.S., and I got a bunch of change back. I think my dinner cost about $15 USD, which is on par for food in other airports around the world.

I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d purchased, but that was half the fun.

“Kalkun” turned out to be turkey. The sandwich was better than I expected, considering that it came prepacked, gas-station-style. In addition to the turkey and pesto, it had red peppers and wheat bread. It filled the hole in my belly after our two delayed flights and extra-long travel day, so I was a happy girl.

The water was flavored with Eple, Agurk, & Mynthe. I was pretty sure that Eple and Mynthe were apple and mint, but I had no idea about Agurk. When I looked it up later, I found out that it was cucumber. Apple+Cucumber+Mint=Totally Refreshing. I will make this at home.
Finally, there was the candy bar.

We took turns speculating what might be inside the wrapper as we at our sandwiches. Our best guess (based mostly on size and shape) was that it would be similar to a Kit-Kat bar. Indeed, that’s exactly what it was like. It was a little bit more chocolately than a Kit-Kat, but had the same kind of wafer cookie inside.

Just like the Kit-Kat, it had for connected bars inside the wrapper, and just like the Kit-Kat it disappeared quickly when placed in front of Nick and I.

Our first meal in Norway was, in essence, a convenience store dinner, but it was a memorable one. We tried nothing-fancy, new-to-us foods, but let’s be honest; if you want to know what locals really eat, a convenience store is a good place to look.

What foods do you associate with Norway? (Hint: we ate reindeer later in the trip.)

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5 Comments

  1. Whoa. Norwegian food is interesting. You had reindeer? Wow!

    • It really was, Keisha. Reindeer was a lot like venison, but maybe a little oilier. So neat to taste local foods when we travel. Thanks for stopping by – and for liking my Facebook page!

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  3. That water sounds so good! I think it’s fun to shop at local places and not really know what it says, but just try it and hope for the best. Did that a few times in Europe and everything turned out just fine! 🙂

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