Norway Drinks

Norway Drinks

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It's something special about diving into a country's culture, and cuisine is one of the exciting aspects! We've already told you about the traditional Norwegian foods, and now it's time to talk about the famous drinks. We've gathered the top 3 alcoholic & non-alcoholic Norwegian beverages so that you can put them on your must-try list. Shall we begin?

Non-alcoholic Drinks in Norway


There’s no need to mention that today the most favorite drink of Norwegians is coffee (the same is probably true for the rest of the planet as well) and they drink it at any time of the day and in huge quantities.

Three  cups of delicious coffee

Apart from coffee which is almost a national drink of Norway, different kinds of tea, herbal and apple drinks with honey are popular thus are recommended to taste during your trip to Norway if you want to feel like a local.


Among other Norwegian non-alcoholic soft drinks worthy of mentioning is Solo, an orange-flavored beverage. The Scandinavian version of Fanta, Solo is known and loved all around the country. Before the 1960s, this drink boasted greater popularity than Coca Cola, and nowadays it prides itself on placing third in the range of the most popular Norwegian non-alcoholic drinks.

Solo soft drink

Interestingly, the recipe of Solo was originally Spanish, but it was Norwegians who made in so popular in the Scandinavian countries.


Without a doubt, the most well-known bottled artesian drinking water in the world - Voss water is definitely among the most popular Norwegian non-alcoholic drinks. It's something more than just high-quality drinking water, Voss is basically a lifestyle.

Famous Artesian drinking water Voss

Among the things that make it so famous is the stylish cylindrical design of the water bottle, which makes Voss water instantly recognizable wherever you are.

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Traditional Norvegian Alcoholic Drinks


As for alcoholic beverages, the top Norwegian spirit drink is definitely Aquavit, also often called Akvavit. This Norwegian liquor is derived from potatoes and grain and is traditionally consumed during celebrations like Christmas and weddings.

Akvavit Norwegian drink

If you are not fond of consuming strong alcohol neatly, there is another option allowing you to try Aquavit during your vacation. This iconic drink is part of several classic Norwegian cocktails, such as Driven Snow, Olof Palme, and many more. A professional barman will be happy to advise you on a suitable drink depending on your preferences.


Considering the fact that the majority of the year is dominated by comparatively cold weather, Glogg has also gained popularity among locals and travelers.

Red mulled wine drink in Norway - Glogg

This delicious beverage is made from red wine and mulling spices, like cinnamon, citrus, and star aniseed and served hot. It’s just a great way to get in the mood and warm up during colder months or chilly evenings. Plus, it resembles another legendary winter drink, mulled wine, so it's perfect if you are trying to catch a Christmas spirit on your getaway.

Top Norway Drinks

  • Coffee
  • Aquavit
  • Glogg
  • Pilsner


From Viking times until the present day, mead (mjød) has been an important part of many Scandinavian celebrations. Honey is the primary source of sweetening in the drink, so it is sometimes referred to as "honey wine." In winter, it is traditionally consumed hot with ginger biscuits. If you're a fan of Scandinavian cuisine and adore gastronomic experiences, you're welcome to read about Norwegian dishes.



"Punsch," a Scandinavian beverage introduced in the 18th century, derives from the Hindi term for five, referring to the five ingredients that make up the beverage: alcohol, water, sugar, fruit, and spices. The flavor of punch can also be enhanced with liqueur, adding exotic notes such as almond, chocolate, and banana. Warm punch is frequently served during the winter.



Although beer doesn't seem like a very Norwegian drink for some reason, it boasts an honorable third place among the most popular traditional Norwegian beverages for those who are older than 18.

Pilsner beer in Norway

Of course, the well-known brand Pilsner is among the most famous Norwegian beers. Interestingly, there are breweries producing unique beer in towns as small as Flam where tasting different types of local Aegir beer is a favored activity among tourists.

As you can see, the world of the traditional Norwegian drinks is just as diverse as the country's traditional cuisine. Now, when you know what to include on your Norway travel bucket list, you are one more step closer to having a vacation of a lifetime. Are you ready to start planning you perfect Norway adventure?