Under is an underwater restaurant in Lindesnes, a municipality in the south of Norway. Serene architecture, unique nature and the world’s best seafood come together here. Have a look at this beautiful restaurant.
If you are traveling to Norway by camper or car from the Netherlands, which is a good idea anyway if the weather is allowed, then drive to the north of Denmark. In Hirtshals you take the ferry to the Norwegian Kristiansand. From there it is a good hour’s drive to Lindesnes, where you can see an industrial block of concrete sliding into the sea on the coast. That’s the entrance to Under, one of the most special restaurants in the world. Incidentally, they can have a say about shifts in Norway.
A look at the underwater restaurant Under in Lindesnes
Under is the largest underwater restaurant in the world and can accommodate a hundred guests. On an average evening there are forty guests, at weekends it is normally full. During the pandemic it is of course largely empty. The architectural pearl, which should put southern Norway on the culinary map, opened its doors in March 2019. The building is reminiscent of a rock rising from the sea, is 34 meters long and 5 meters deep.
To withstand pressure and shocks from the rough sea conditions, the structure was built with thick concrete walls against the steep coastline. Like a sunken periscope, the huge glass wall in the restaurant offers a view of the seabed, with different conditions every season. In our opinion, this is the world’s finest underwater restaurant, but tastes differ.
A visit to the restaurant is a unique underwater experience. You walk down 5 meters and the serene interior design alone is worth a visit. This merges with the underwater world on the coast of Norway. On the way you will first pass a bar with relaxation room, a little further you will find the restaurant. There you will see cod, wrasses, sea urchins, huge crabs, lobsters, small sharks and other fish that live there.
The kitchen revolves around fresh and local products that Chef Head Chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard prepares in its purest and sustainable way. Seafood and fresh fish are served in a minimalist and artistic way. You can go here for a menu of eighteen small courses, for which you pay 220 euros converted. A matching wine arrangement will cost you 142 euros. But the experience here goes way beyond just eating and drinking. Put restaurant Under Lindesnes in Norway on your bucket list.
Read more on the Under Lindsesnes website. You can also find the restaurant on Instagram.
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A dinner at Under Lindsesnes is a great base for a trip through Norway, the ultimate country for hiking. Check out these seven heavenly hikes across the Norwegian fjords and you’ll know where you’re going first after the pandemic.
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