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$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
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Strandtorget 1, Tromso 9008, Norway
77 60 07 20
3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Oslo, Norway
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53 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I'm in Tromsø, I always pop in to Skarven. A relaxing time-out can always be spent in the pub, an airy, spacious place filled with cultural artifacts from Northern Norway, great people and atmosphere, not at least when it is windy and rainy outside. In middle of the day it is served high sandwiches with for example shrimp or... More 

Thank espen e
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food,both dinner,wines and the desserts were absolutly top notch! Would recommend this restaurant,including the restaurant Arctandria in the top floor to all of my friends all over the world. The grilled stockfish is unbelievable! So are the waiters and of course the guys and girls making the lovely food.

Thank Beate Kolst J
Kristiansund, Norway
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Great surroundings down in the harbor make this one one of the most visited pubs in town, and it`s especially popular during Summer, when you can be seated outside. Very crowded though, so might be difficult to find a place. Basic snacks and food served inside the pub, try the bacalao which goes well with the local beer, Mack. The... More 

Thank 414toneea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The pub down stairs has a wide variety of beer and a nice warm atmosphere. The restaurant up stairs is quite a fancy one with excellent food. We did however have a bad waiter that did spoil the evening a bit and the starters really isnt much more than 3 bites, so it wasnt worth it for me. But the... More 

Thank Rosca d
Stavanger, Norway
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Had grilled stockfish with a Haakon beer to drink. The Fish taste fantastic good, it was first time I had grilled stockfish and it can be recommended. After dinner we walk down from our window view to the pub at groundlevel. Good selection for them ho like good beers.

Thank 258arild
Winchester, Virginia
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168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Stopped in for a late "lunch". Very busy. Meager food offerings. A couple of stew type choices ... so had that and a Mack or two. Popular place for all ages ... outside seating if you can find it. We had to sit inside. Great location on the harbor.

Thank Cymru1
Nesna, Norway
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Skarven is a nice place to have a beer or a meal in central Tromsø. During our visit we had the luxory of high temperatures and sun, so we sat outside and enjoyed a cold pint of beer, while looking at the nice Tromsø harbour.

Thank sinwes
Strangnas, Sweden
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224 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Lots and lots of people, full tables everywhere in the outdoor area. People were mostly drinking and only a few had a bite to eat.

Thank HannaBragberg
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Extremely busy and packed pub/restaurant next to the harbour and water. All kind of people, but rather high age level to be so busy. Good beer selection and anything else you might want to drink.

Thank Reijo B
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Old and traditional pub. It's connected with a steak restaurant and a fish restaurant as well as a separate bar. Outdoor serving when the weather allows it. The menu contains some interesting Norwegian specialties that definitely should be tried out. Recommend the whale meat.

Thank zx55xxrmk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
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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