The Winter King Crab Safari
The king crab safari is your chance to catch, learn how to cook - and most importantly, eat - this huge creature, which can span two metres and weigh up to 15 kilos. This unique winter experience starts with a snowmobile-drawn sleigh ride from a traditional fisherman’s home to a frozen fjord. Through a hole in the ice, you will set about trying to catch a king crab. Everyone in the group gets to take part in sawing the hole in the ice and then bringing up the catch.
Enjoy a fresh gourmet delicacy
The Arctic king crab is one of the most sought-after meals in top restaurants. On this adventure, you get to eat the best and the freshest, hauled up from the fjord right before your eyes. You will see how the crab is prepared, and you will be taken by snowmobile sledge to a beautiful farmhouse by the lake. Here, by a cosy log fire, your king crab meal awaits you. Although the presentation of the food is simple, the juicy and naturally sweet taste of the superb white leg meat and claws puts this meal in a league of its own.
Price from $262* per person
*The price includes transfers to/from your hotel in Kirkenes, equipment, king crab meal and English speaking guide. Minimum 2 participants.
You can extend your holiday with the program "Winter King Crab Safari" on Hurtigruten sailings starting or ending in Kirkenes along the Norwegian coast.
- Available: Spring (04.01.2017 - 04.20.2017) and Winter (12.20.2016/2017 - 03.31.2017/2018)
- Pick up from your hotel or Hurtigruten in the morning
Please call us on if you wish to book or receive more information about this extension program!
If you want to stay in Kirkenes before or after your pre/post program, you can further extend your holiday by staying at our recommended hotels.