Our location guides every step we take at Iris, and we want our guests to experience the fiord, the mountains, and the ever-changing elements in the same all-encompassing way that we do every day. Here, we have the great privilege of bringing our guests to the ingredients, instead of the other way around.
The experience at Iris is, quite literally, a journey. It starts with a boat trip from the picturesque town of Rosendal, with a pit stop and welcoming snack at chef Anika Madsen's boathouse on the island of Snilstveitøy. Via the jetty of the floating art installation Salmon Eye, the evening kicks off with a multisensory underwater experience, to culminate in the dining room where stunning views of the fjord and mountain ranges create the backdrop for our set tasting menu.
When the weather allows, the rooftop terrace will set the stage for one of the courses, grilled over an open fire and enjoyed in the fresh air. At the end of the evening, another boat ride awaits, taking the guests back to familiar shores and a comfortable bed in Rosendal.
For us, this is Expedition Dining.
Anticipate curiosity, and a dedication to ingredients.
Head Chef Anika Madsen has a passion for discovering ingredients from the ocean and showcasing the more uncommon produce that surrounds us. Here, in the middle of a fiord, the Danish chef is getting her hands on more varied and exciting fresh seafood than she ever dreamed was possible, as well as sourcing wild ingredients from the surrounding mountains.
“If I discover a new and intriguing ingredient, I am not afraid to push boundaries – but to showcase it and convince people to love it, it needs to be truly delicious. I will never compromise with flavor.”
– Anika Madsen.
About Salmon Eye
Salmon Eye is a center to inspire and inform about how we can provide the world with more food from the sea. Located in Hardangerfjorden, Salmon Eye is the world's largest floating art installation.Visit Salmon Eye