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King Crab Safaris

KI16 King Crab fishing in Kirkenes

A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on  the frozen fjords of Kirkenes.  This is your  chance to catch, learn how to cook, and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature.  The Arctic King Crab is one of the most sort after meals in top restaurants, and yet here, you  get to eat the best and the freshest, pulled from the fjord in front of your eyes.  You all take  part in helping to saw the hole in the ice and bring up the catch. You will see how the crab is prepared by your master guide, and you will be taken by snowmobile sledge (an experience in itself) to a beautiful farmhouse by the lake. It is here by a cosy log fire that your King Crab meal awaits. Although presentation is simple, the superb, white leg meat and claws with their particularly juicy and naturally sweet taste make this meal in a league of its own.

Every day in period 16 of Dec – 20th of April
Duration: 13:00 – 16:00

1800 NOK / person

included: transportation, guide, warm winter clothes, king crab meal.
minimum 2 persons

KI02 King Crab Safari by snowmobile

Pick up by minibuss at the hotel in Kirkenes. First we go to the harbour where we pull up crabs from the pots. We continue to our base (10 min) where we drive by snowmobile towards the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik while the crabs are cooking. Cultural historical guided tour. After the trip we visit our lavvu and eat fresh king crab and drink white wine. Tea/coffee. Trip length: about 16 km
A valid motor vehicle or motorcycle driver’s license is required.
NB! Children under 15 permitted as passengers only

Every day in period 16. Dec – 30. April
Duration: 13:00 – 16:00

1990 NOK / person (2 person pr snowmobile)
2290 NOK / person (1 person pr 
included transportation, guide, warm winter clothes, King crab meal with whitewine and trimmings
min 2 persons

KI08  Northern lights – King Crab – Snowmobile

Pick up by minibuss at the hotel in Kirkenes. First we go to the harbour where we pull up crabs from the pots. We continue to our camp  (10 min) where the cultural and historical guided Snowmobile tour starts. We drive to the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik while the crabs are being cooked. We visit an old Norwegian farm dating from 1854 (depends on driving conditions). During the trip we will have several stops to be able to watch the polar sky for northern lights. After the trip we sit by campfire in our lavvo and eat fresh king crabs and drink a glass of white wine, coffee and tea.

Every day in period 16st of Dec – 31st of March
Duration: 18:00 – 22:00

1990 NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)

2290 NOK per person (1 person per snowmobile)
includes transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, shoes , King Crab meal, white wine, coffea/tea
min 2 persons

KI01 King Crab Safari with diver (min 6 persons)

Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the boat. Tour out on the fjord on a comfortable boat. After a short ride in a great north Norwegian fjord landscape the diver gets down and catch crabs for us. Lecture on crab and preparation of fresh crab on board. Enjoy fresh kingcrab lunch on board.

All year round on request (depends on weather conditions)
Duration: 4 hours

1500 NOK per person

included guide, boat tour, king crad meal, coffee/tea
min 6 persons

Can be combined with Bathing in the Arctic Ocean with survival suit: 350 NOK pr person


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