EVERYTHING is expensive in Norway. 😕
For the most part, I ate supermarket food. Cooked in a hostel or on my camping stove. SPAR was by far my favourite chain. They have grocery stores in 48 nations.
SPAR is the only chain that always has hot deli food, often discounted by 50% late in the day. As everywhere, rotisserie chicken is the best value food in Norway. At least for me.
SPAR sells a low-cost brand called “First Price“ which is often WAY cheaper than name brand alternatives.
The most recommended (lower priced) seafood in Tromsø was the Dragoy Fish and Chips restaurant. I tried both these two meals for about US $21 each. OK — not great. And not worth the price.
I asked for something local, traditional at another restaurant — and got this … something like meatloaf with an egg on top.
My favourite restaurant meal was reindeer stew. This glass of wine was the only booze I had in Norway. Beer is everywhere, including grocery stores. Wine not all that popular.
To be fair, I don’t like restaurants anywhere unless I’m socializing with other people.
Happily, Diet Coca-cola is not expensive in Norway, IF you buy 4 bottles at a time. And I’m OK with that. 😀
Weirdly, many hostels did not have a toaster. Gourmands of my class only require kettle, microwave … and a toaster.