We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Norwegian, Scandinavian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Prinsens gt 6, Andenes 8480, Norway
+47 995 80 447
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 35: English reviews
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This was a very pleasant visit. Fantastic fish soup, served very hot with bread. Maincourse the same. Good and quick service with reasonable prices.

Thank ericoBergen
Paris, France
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had beer, fish soup and the rose fish. The soup was delicious and super filling and contained lots of fish and shrimp in addition to veggies. Broth had a slight curry flavor which my husband and I both found delightful. The rose fish was just awesome! Highly recommend. The decor is authentic.

Thank Piskinek
Langhus, Akershus, Norway
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Special small and intime place.We hadde "malurke" and "fiskesuppe" for dinner. Tasted exelent. Good service. The only minus, perhapes some of the personal should learn a little bit more of wine... But the place can be highly recommended.

Thank bjafa
Street, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Had several meals here and liked all of them. The restaurant is also nice and cozy which gives it an authentic feel

Thank ewelvis
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Fresh and good quality on the fish that we ate. Can easily recommand it! Good selection of local beer and friendly staff

Thank Geir-Arne K
Zug, Switzerland
Level Contributor
124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is a nice restaurant, the room is well furnished, the staff nice and professional, last and not least the food is good. I would recommend !

Thank Fuppsala
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Food has been consistent and very good. Fish soup is very good and fish main dishes are very good as well. Deserts are excellent, save room.

Thank Howard K
Tromso, Norway
Level Contributor
48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a three course menu. Had a delicious fish soup for starter, cod and potatoes for main course and a wonderful creme brulee for dessert. The service was great and the house has an interesting story (old prison). The main course was a bit tasteless, but all in all probably the best restaurant in town.

1 Thank Martinho89
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and really good fish! I really like the interior in Arresten in Andenes. Will come back!

1 Thank Marte W
Sittard, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

There are not a lot of restaurants in Andenes, but Arresten attractie our attention due to the fact it looks nice and authentic. The food the serve is simple, but very tasty. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter v

Travelers who viewed Arresten also viewed

Andenes, Andoy Municipality
Andenes, Andoy Municipality
Andenes, Andoy Municipality
Andenes, Andoy Municipality
Andenes, Andoy Municipality

Been to Arresten? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $34
Seafood, European, Norwegian, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsens gt 6, Andenes 8480, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Nordland  >  Andoy Municipality  >  Andenes
  • Phone Number: +47 995 80 447
Arresten is a local restaurant with a completely unique atmosphere in Andenes, situated way above the arctic circle in Northern Norway. Arresten is actually the old jail in Andenes, restored with much love, as well as a lot of the original features intact. Everywhere you look you'll see bits and pieces from old times on shelves, covering the walls and dangling from the ceiling. You can sit in one of the original cells, or in front of the fireplace and have a wonderful candlelight dinner prepared with fresh fish from the fjord right outside, order from our extensive beer menu and enjoy our delicious home made dessert such as our own cloud-berry Creme Brulee, gorgeous pies, chocolate temptations and much, much more. We specialize in local fish, seafood meat, beef, lamb and as much as we possibly can, everything we serve is as genuine, and as locally produced as possible. We make, create and produce everything ourselves without shortcuts. This of course includes baking our own bread, cakes, cookies, pies and desserts. We only use real butter, lots of cream and...With every breath we take we put our heart and soul into every single plate we serve. Come by, stay a while, eat, drink, live, love and laugh... Fall in love with Arresten just as we have!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Arresten and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
6 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Arresten staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?