Food & Drink
Food and drink are an important part of all travels, and maybe even more so during the festive season. This is the perfect time to try some traditional favourites. Restaurant Arven at Fretheim Hotel is open every evening from 19:00. Try the daily 3-course meal or choose from the a la carte menu, buffet is served between 22 December and 1 January.
Like in many other countries, Norwegians like to go out for a good, traditional meal and a party with friends or colleagues before Christmas. On the weekend 1 – 2 December you can join them on a traditional Christmas dinner followed by live music and dancing.
If you don’t fancy a full Christmas party, the Family Christmas Lunch on the 9 and 10 of December is a good option. The buffet style meal is the same, but instead of live music and a bar there will be activities for the children.
If you are in Flåm on the day of Christmas Eve, make sure to drop by Fretheim Hotel’s Lobby bar at 14:00 to try the designated Christmas Eve lunch for families all across Norway: rice porridge. It is made of rice and milk, served with cinnamon and sugar, and traditionally there is an almond hidden in the pot. The finder of the almond usually wins either a marzipan pig or seasonal chocolate.