Sitting at the head of one of Norway’s most picturesque fjords, Flåm’s Ægir BrewPub
serves up award-winning craft beer and dishes inspired by Norse mythology.
With its dark wooden exterior and multiple pitched roofs capped by dragons’ heads, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Ægir BrewPub for one of the country’s centuries-old stave churches. Step inside and the illusion continues – the exposed beams, central stone firepit and long tables with high-backed chairs wouldn’t have looked out of place in Viking times. And that’s the whole point.
For, though the building actually dates from 2007 rather than 1007, everything about it is inspired by Norse mythology – starting with the name. According to Norse legend, Ægir was a master brewer who threw elaborate parties for the gods, at which the food was magically transported to the table and the drinking-horns refilled themselves.
While the team at the Ægir BrewPub haven’t been able to replicate this particular feat, they have won several national and international awards for their beers. And as well as being able to enjoy a drink with your food, you can also appreciate its delicious hoppy or malty flavours in
your food, with the beers featuring in several of the marinades and sauces. Even Inntravel’s Scandinavian expert Rebecca Bruce is a fan – and she doesn’t really like beer!