Norway’s first underwater restaurant was likely to get lots of free publicity after it hosted around 30 journalists from nine countries as it opened this week. All the hype may not even be needed.
While local newspaper Fredrelandsvennen reported on the foreign journalists’ visit, newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) reported that around 1,200 guests had reserved tables at the unusual restaurant 14 months before it opened at Spangereid at Lindesnes. The area is known for its lighthouse perched on the country’s southernmost point.
The restaurant, designed by Oslo-based architectural firm Snøhetta that also designed Oslo’s waterfront Opera House, slopes into the sea and will allow diners to eat with fish swimming by. The restaurant is called Under, which also means “wonder” in Norwegian.