Explore the bounty of Norway with Nevada Berg

Head out on a culinary adventure with North Wild Kitchen

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Nevada Berg of North Wild Kitchen will lead two culinary tours through Norway in 2024.

Lori Ann Reinhall
Editor-in-chief
The Norwegian American

These days, there’s been quite a bit of buzz about Nevada Berg and North Wild Kitchen, not in the least in our own newspaper. After all, Nevada is regarded as one of Norway’s top food writers. With her food blog and two bestselling cookbooks, the American-Norwegian culinary star has made a name for herself on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nevada’s first cookbook, North Wild Kitchen, was nominated by The New York Times as one of the best cookbooks in the fall of 2018. Her second cookbook, Norwegian Baking through the Seasons, came out last fall and was reviewed by Christy Olsen Field in our January 2024 issue.

If you visit Nevada’s North Wild Kitchen blog at northwildkitchen.com, you will see that it is much more than a repository of recipes. You will also find stories of Norwegian traditions and history, al interspersed with Nevada’s stunning photography of the Norwegian countryside.

Now, Nevada is offering her readers and fans the opportunity to experience this all firsthand with two guided tours through Norway. The first explores the west coast in June 2024, followed by trip from east to west in September. Nevada will be your personal guide on each culinary adventure, offering you a genuine taste of Norway.

Ålesund to Trondheim: The Rugged Coastline & Island Culinary Experience with Nevada Berg
7 days — June 3–9, 2024 — NOK 42 950

ålesund

Nevada’s June tour starts in the Art Noveau city of Ålesund on the west coast, heads up the coast of Norway, and ends up in Trondheim, home to a plethora of award-winning restaurants.

Our culinary journey begins in Ålesund, also known as the Art Nouveau city. From there, we will travel along a little part of Norway’s long coastline to handpicked destinations and local businesses that represent tradition and innovation in the Norwegian food culture. 

You will visit the island of Ona, where Nevada’s husband has family roots. There, you will learn about life on a small fishing island and the challenges and hardships connected to living along the coast and having the sea as your food source—magical and vast, unpredictable, and yet giving.

On the island of Gossen, you will meet two local businesses that use the gifts of the sea and have elevated old traditions to suit modern living. In Kristiansund, you will learn more about the history of klippfisk—dried cod—that became a celebrated cuisine in Spain and Portugal, better known as the famous bacalao.

Traveling inland, you will visit a dairy farm that focuses on sustainability and maintaining the old traditions handed down through generations. 

Arriving in Trondheim, we will taste how a Michelin-star restaurant elevates this farm’s produce and uses it in their tasting menu. We will conclude our journey on a high by exploring the best of Trondheim’s attractions and their food scene, visiting a second Michelin-star restaurant.

Included:

  • All bus transport and ferries as described in the program
  • 1 night in Ålesund 3-star city center hotel
  • 2 nights at Ona Havstuer
  • 1 night at Hustadvika Classic Hotels
  • 2 nights in Trondheim 3-star city center hotel
  • 6 breakfasts at the hotels
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Guided walking tour in Ålesund
  • Island walking tour at Ona
  • Crab fishing and bird safari at Ona
  • Company visit: Havsø
  • Company visit: Juvik Sild
  • Farm visit in Orkdal
  • Guided tour to Nidarosdomen
  • Snacks and tasting treats along the way
  • Nevada Berg as your guide throughout the whole tour
  • Norwegian tour director from Footprint Tours on the whole tour

Not included:

  • Transport to and from Norway
  • Single room supplement NOK 4 730
  • Entry to spa at mountain resort
  • Meals exceeding the ones included in the program
  • Tips and gratuities (not needed in Norway, but always nice)
  • Drinks
  • Minimum number of participants: 16 persons
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 persons

 

Oslo to Bergen: Valleys, Mountains, and Fjords Culinary Experience with Nevada Berg
5 days — Sept. 17–21, 2024 — NOK 30 950

farmland fjord mountains

Nevada’s September tour will explore the lush farmlands of Norway from east to west.

This journey with Nevada goes from the flat fields of eastern Norway to the tall mountains that border east from west and down to the deep fjords.

Everywhere we stop, we will meet people with a passion for food. Whether it is a cheesemaker showing off their prized products, the owner of a tourist cabin with a special interest in the surrounding mountains’ hidden ingredients, or the focus of an agricultural school.

One of many highlights on this culinary experience is a visit to Nevada’s home for lunch and an intimate cooking class with her at the world-famous Fretheim Hotel in Flåm.

Included:

  • All bus transport as described in the program
  • 1 night at mountain spa resort
  • 2 nights at 4-star fjord-side luxury hotel in Flåm
  • 1 night at 4-star city central hotel in Bergen
  • 4 breakfasts at the hotels
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners plus 1 experience dinner in Bergen
  • A cheese experience at Hol Cheese Factory
  • Visit to Sogn Jord- og Hagebruksskule, a national school for organic agriculture
  • Culinary experience with Nevada at her farm in Numedal
  • Cooking class with Nevada at Fretheim Hotel in Flåm
  • Guided tour in Undredal village with a visit to the smallest stave church in Norway
  • Nevada Berg as your guide throughout the whole tour
  • Norwegian tour director from Footprint Tours on the whole tour

Not included:

  • Transport to and from Norway
  • Single room supplement NOK 3 575
  • Entry to spa at mountain resort
  • Meals exceeding the ones included in the program
  • Tips and gratuities (not needed in Norway, but always nice)
  • Drinks
  • Minimum number of participants: 16 persons
  • Maximum number of participants: 20 persons

Photos courtesy of Nevada Berg and Footprint Tours

This article originally appeared in the February 2024 issue of The Norwegian American.

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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.