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Become One With the Ocean While You Dine

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 2, 2019 shows a view of Under, a restaurant that is semi-submerged beneath the waters of the North Sea in Lindesnes near Kristiansand, some 400 km south west of Oslo. - Under, a new restaurant that opened a few weeks ago in Lindesnes, serves up Poseiden's delicacies with a unique view, in an architectural showpiece that stretches five meters (15 feet) underwater. The restaurant is a 34-metre monolith designed by Norwegian firm Snohetta, known for its celebrated buildings such as the Oslo Opera and the 9/11 Memorial Pavilion in New York. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

The Lindesnes region in Southern Norway is one of the country’s certified sustainable destinations — awarded to places that are working to reduce the negative impact of tourism.

To become certified, a destination must preserve local nature and culture, strengthen social values, demonstrate political commitment, have effective management, and be economically viable. The semi-submerged restaurant Under is 18-feet below the surface of the ocean, exposing you to wonders beneath the sea while dining.

The structure is designed to fully integrate into its marine environment over time, as the roughness of the concrete shell will function as an artificial reef. You’ll need to book early; the restaurant has received more than 10,000 reservations since opening in March 2019.   

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