Kalix Caviar is a unique and exclusive food that can only be extracted from vendace fish caught in the brackish waters of the Gulf of Bothnia. The archipelago in Heart of Lapland has a special environment with clean water and low salinity, which the vendace needs to be able to reproduce. The area makes up the world’s largest brackish water archipelago, where mineral-rich water from the large national rivers flows into the sea. Kalix Caviar has received the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), the EU’s strongest food trademark, together with a few other exclusive products like Champagne, Stilton and Gorgonzola.
Here are some places where you can discover the gold of the Bothnian Bay.
Make your own caviar
The process of making Kalix Caviar is a simple, yet delicate one. Experience Kalix Caviar, the people and work behind the exclusive product – and try squeezing it yourself. It’s an artisanal activity only available for a few dates every September and October so make sure you book ahead.
Meet a fisherman
Meet Roland Stenman, a real fisherman from Storöns fisk. He will give you a glimpse of his life, the traditional small-scale fishing, and how Kalix Caviar is produced. You can also opt for a tour with him in the Arctic archipelago. And why not add on a tasting of the exclusive Caviar? Together with sparkling wine (with or without alcohol), you’ll have the perfect pairing.
Dinner with bay views
Where the archipelago begins, you can enjoy a relaxing sit-down dinner with local flavors – Kalix Caviar is obviously on the menu. Famous for their food, Frevisören Camp & Resort is a lovely place to bring friends and family for an evening meal in the warm restaurant with views over the bay.
Kalix Caviar café by Arctic Treats
Step into the warm lavvu and sit down by the fire. You will be served Kalix Caviar, grilled vendace, and coffee made over an open fire.
More ways to experience the Caviar
Everything needed to prepare the world famous Kalix Löjrom is 4% sea salt and lots of love.
Just like the experiences here in Heart of Lapland, we don’t need to add any oddities to make your visit absolutely fantastic.
Here you can find more ways to enjoy the exclusive Kalix Caviar.
Wan’t to know more about how the Caviar is done? Watch the story of Kalix Löjrom here.