Travelling within your budget on Norway tours
Picnicking is enjoyed during Norwegian summers as a way to travel within your budget.
On a recent trip in Norway, we noticed the variety and popularity of picnicking in Norway. Beside the river in the lovely fjord town of Flåm, there were many travellers eating alfresco. Norwegian supermarkets offer many picnic items: fresh premade salads, endless varieties of cold meat and fresh fruit platters. We suggest even bringing an esky-bag with a small chopping board and cutlery with you on your travels. Here is a sample of what is on offer at supermarkets in Norway (August 2014) which will also give you a good idea of the price of items on sale. Note: basic necessity items such as bread and milk are noticeably cheap in Norway as they pay little tax on these items compared to alcohol & other luxury goods.
Generally, the bread for sale in Norwegian supermarkets is very wholesome and fresh. Don't be surprised to find a machine to slice it yourself. The staff at the supermarkets will help you do it the first time.
We enjoy the potato and beetroot salads. Enjoy your lovely Norwegian picnics!