The Fish Market in Bergen wasn't what I was expecting. We love food markets, we count on them - often - for that first introduction to a new country. Or that experience that lets us really connect with a city. Usually, there's the sense of frenzy at food markets with an added dose of gore at fish and meat ones. The fisketorget in Bergen is a different sort of fish market. This isn't really where the locals get their fish. It may be where some get their lunch. More than anything, it's a showcase of the best the Norwegian seafood world has to offer and an excellent place to grab a meal. Go with an appetite.This, right here, is the first bit of blue sky we'd seen in days. Our last three days in Iceland and the first in Norway had been clouded in... clouds. With a break in the weather, everyone had an extra spring in their step. The orange rubber overall wearing vendors had their game faces on, which were big, inviting smiles. Because of the rain, and the fact that high season is over, we weren't in the crowd that we'd been warned about. There was plenty of browsing and eating room for everyone. A lot of the offerings were the same down the line, more smoked and cured salmon varieties than my heart could dream up, caviar, dried cod, live lobster, crab legs, prawns, mussels, whole beautiful fish de-boned and ready for portioning out. It's a compact, mostly redundant market that leaves you salivating.