A fjord on land

A fjord on land

The halibut uses the whole fjord, from the darkest deepest areas to the brighter shallows. Glitne borrows some of the fjord where the water is at its very best.

Glitne’s pools are on land, nestling beneath the mountainsides in a barren and inhospitable landscape. People have always harvested from nature here, but Glitne does so in a radically innovative manner: by using water from deep down in the Sognefjord, without polluting either land or sea. The materials used are recyclable.

At the facility in Slantevika, the halibut is tended manually, and most of the feeding is also done by hand. This craft approach means that the fish grow slowly but steadily in the cold water. Fresh seawater is pumped up continuously from the depths of the Sognefjord.

Halibut stores more glycogen in its muscles than other fish species. Stress can cause protein and muscles in the fish meat to break down faster and increase loss of water, which has a detrimental effect on the quality of the fish. Glitne halibut doesn’t know what stress is, and its taste is unique among farmed fish.