Some say the most beautiful place in Norway is the western part with its fjords, mountains, cultural heritage and food. So we took a trip to see if this was a myth or the truth.

western norwayBergen – Voss day 1

We started our trip in Bergen, the biggest city on the west coast and the second largest in Norway with its almost 270 000 inhabitants. Even though our roundtrip could be done by bus or train/boat we chose to rent a car at the airport as it suited our plan: No plan. June 20th 2016.

So me and my wife buckled up and should probably have spent a lot more time in Bergen and on the road to Voss, but as it was late and we had already been to Bergen several times, we put the volume on the stereo on 8 and sang our way towards the fjords.

Voss, Store Ringheim hotel

voss store ringheim hotel

Store Ringheim Hotel. Used to be a farm. 

Voss, know for winter sports, Olympic gold medal winning athletes, extreme sports, extreme food and the beautiful scenery. As there where no plan we called the old farm hotel Store Ringheim, which was highly recommended online, and to our luck they had 1 spare room! Lying on one of the hill sides of Voss we had a fantastic view over the valley.

We were starving after the ride and to our good fortune the owner kept the restaurant open until we arrived! Maybe it was my starvation or maybe it was the quality of the local food and the chef, either way this was one of my best food experiences ever! As you see from my pictures(handheld by phone) I had trouble keeping the food out of my mouth until I photographed:

Fillet of local lamb with potatoes, pea pure, root vegetables and lamb sauce

Fillet of local lamb with potatoes, pea pure, root vegetables and lamb sauce

Ostrich fern soup

Ostrich fern soup

Apple cured trout with chutney and some flowers

Apple cured trout with chutney and some flowers

Chocolate fondant

Chocolate with Store Ringheim strawberry sauce