Shaped by ice and cold

The Sognefjord was shaped by ice, the halibut is shaped by the cold of the Sognefjord.

The Sognefjord was dug out and shaped by rivers and glaciers through forty ice ages, one millimetre a year. It takes time to create a beautiful landscape. It takes time to create delicious food.

All the snow-white halibut from Glitne is produced here by the Sognefjord, which has fresh, cold and salty seawater in abundance. While the surface layer fills up with fresh water from the glaciers further inland, the water becomes saltier the deeper down you get.

Glitne takes its seawater from a depth of 100 metres. The water temperature here is stable, and the water is identical to the conditions wild fish live under in the fjord.

When a small halibut arrives at Glitne, its eyes have already migrated to the right side and it looks like a typical halibut. In the wild, it likes to swim down to depths of 2,000 metres, to a world that no man has ever seen. Imagine what it would be like to be a halibut and see all the things it sees!