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Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Stavanger, Norway
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a couple of local beers at Skarven in Tromsø! The atmosphere is great, and there is no loud music so it's fully possibly to have a decent conversation. All in all a recommended place!

Thank henrikr529
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in the restaurant upstairs. There is a lot if fish on the menu, especially appetisers so not ideal for people who dont eat fish. Crab soup was good and we had the burger which was made from good meat, and some sweet potatoe thick cut chips. You can get wine but we had local beer.

Thank RWhitecross
Jonkoping, Sweden
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Went here with a group of colleagues. We all had fish which was good, but not great. However, the personel was very service minded and it's a nice environment.

Thank All0verTh3Plac3
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is very popular and you must be early in summer time. You can sit inside or outside if the weather allows you. Both locals and tourists go here to have some Mack beer or whatever you choose to drink. Situated near city Center and the harbour. + service is excellent + a place to get the right mood... More 

Thank Bardutt
Drammen, Norway
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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Classic local pub with all the local brew on offer. Large crowds of locals mix well with tourists and the friendly atmosphere make this a perfect place to be for the local brew, view of the mountains or for your local fish dish. It's a classic in Tromsø and should be part of everyone's tour of town.

Thank EiWiSu
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The Skarven has two branches pub / cafe on the ground floor and the restaurant on the second floor. Both places can be recommended. Both sites also have a good kitchen with menus based on North Norwegian food. The waiters give you good service. On the ground floor you can feel some of the atmosphere that the trappers had when... More 

Thank Eirik Magnus B
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a great place split into a bar as named above a meat restaurant and a fish restaurant. We ate in the meat restaurant twice and both times the food was fantastic. The bar is really good too very friendly staff and great selection of beers and the house red is a great rioja. The bar also does great... More 

Thank bowiecheshire
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

As a local this place seems a bit too touristy for me. The drinks are quite pricy and it's often very crowded. They do have a lovely terrace though, which makes it one of the few places where it's nice to sit outside on a sunny day. It's good if you want to soak up some sun with a view... More 

Thank CharlieBP
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138 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

While most restaurants were closed for close to a week during the Easter holidays, this place was open for business all through. Located on the Harbour, this place offers great view of the Fjord. The interiors are decent with wooden motifs and model of ships. The lunch options are decent and they have a good spread of draft beers. Grab... More 

Thank roddamranganath
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We read about Skarven in an in-flight magazine and decided to give it a try upon arrival in Tromso. But as it was past lunchtime, only the pub appeared to be open. The atmosphere was warm and casual, and crowded even during mid-afternoon. We had both the tomato soup and fish soup, which came with bread rolls. The shrimp sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Troms  >  Tromso
  • Phone Number: 77 60 07 20
Restaurant with table service. Traditional food, fish, seafood, sea mammals. Located in an old stone house on the quayside in central Tromso

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