King crab safari in Kirkenes

King Crab Safari Kirkenes by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Join an exciting king crab safari with a delicious king crab lunch!

The town of Kirkenes is located by an Arctic fjord, with excellent king crab fishing facilities – there will always be a catch!  A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen fjords of Kirkenes. This is your chance to learn how to catch, cook, and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature. 

In this ultimate king crab fishing experience, you will be taken by snowmobile sledge* out on the fjord ice. Here you will take part in the entire experience of catching the giant, and seeing how it is prepared.

​(*In the beginning and the end of the season, the tour may go by boat, if the conditions are not suitable for snowmobile.)

King Crab lunch by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Enjoying the catch of the day

King crab lunch in authentic, Arctic surroundings.

After the fishing, the journey continues to a beautiful, rustic restaurant by the fjord, where you will feast on the giant crab, served the Norwegian way.

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).

Included: Clothing, helmet, security instruction, giant king crab meal & transfers.
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain.
Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

The king crab safari is an optional add-on which you can add to your tour booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The add-on will appear during the tour booking process, with prices and details. 

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