City of gleaming water, clean air, and people as mightily healthy as their viking ancestors.
With colleagues I ate at this popular seafood restaurant on the harbour.
Norway just does things well. Thoughtfully, carefully and smartly. This restaurant is no exception.
The waiting staff were excellent. The modern art on the walls was subtly provocative. The cutlery was heavy and well-crafted. The windows opening the restaurant up to the sea were spotless.
The Norwegian business class were in here in abundance on a Wednesday early evening, creating a nice buzz and a palpable envy (in me) of their enlightened way of life.
After a generous bowl of peeled prawns to start, I ate reindeer steak for main course. Light-touch in preparation, the freshness of the ingredients spoke for themselves. A delicious, simply done meal.
We paid Scandinavian prices for dinner for four with a couple of bottle of wines, with the bill coming to nearly £600.