Arctic charr was among the first freshwater fish that immigrated to Norway after the last ice age. Today the Charr is all over northern Norway, up to 1000 meters above sea level, and is considered the northernmost of all freshwater fishing species.
The Arctic Charr is a distinctive Arctic fish in the salmon family that thrives best in cold, oxygenated and clear waters.
Kirkenes is the only place in northern Norway where one operates land-based farming of this species. Here we have ideal conditions for farming because of abundant access to clean and cold freshwater.
The Charr served in southern Varanger is local and therefore of the best quality. Usually the Charr is served fried, but it is also good for fish soup and on the grill.