Like all island nations, seafood plays a major role in the diet of Danes. Sole, halibut, cod, salmon, eel, herring and mackerel are just some of the common eaten species, especially during the festive season. A glance through the window of a fish store is always interesting. Not only does it give you an idea what is available seasonally, it allows you to make comparison in prices with fish that are sold in Canada.

The items on the left side of the window are mostly eggs from various saltwater species. Cod eggs are regularly eaten over here. Tuna cutlets were available at 200 Kroners (CAD$40) per pound! 1 piece of atlantic salmon (approx. 150 grams) costs 55 Kroners (CAD$11)!! It’s not cheap to enjoy seafood here.