The Norwegians also hunt whale, but a specific kind of whale. While vitising once, I inadvertently ate whale: it was described in English and German as Westphalian style ham. Not being able to read Norwegian, I didn't find out until after the fact that it was whale. It tasted like its description. A Norwegian friend told me that whale is very bland so they have to add herbs, spices, sauces, curing, etc. to it to make it taste good.