King Crab Safari
The red King Crab is not only the biggest but also the most delicious shellfish you will ever have the chance of tasting.
There are three things that are a must on an Arctic winter holiday and 3 main reasons people all over the world are visiting Snowhotel Kirkenes: snow, the northern lights and the king crab. On this tour, you may be lucky to combine all of them!
The King crab is a fascinating creature, the same species as the Alaskan king crab, which you may have seen being caught by dauntless fishermen on tv.
The king crab migrated west from Russia in the sixties and is now a part of the eastern Finnmark marine fauna. They are an extremely robust, ferocious and fast reproducing species, so Norwegian fishermen have had their hands full fishing them, so they wouldn`t threaten the native sea life!
Only this time we will guarantee you are absolutely safe, in the hands of our experienced fishermen and guides. The winter in Kirkenes is cold, but you need not worry about freezing - we will dress you up warmly.
Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.
Transfer from Kirkenes Scandic and Thon hotel reception is at the time and hotel you have chosen upon booking.
If you already are at Snowhotel the meeting place is at the Gabba Restaurant or Snowhotel Reception at your chosen time upon booking this tour.
This tour has the following occasions: 09:30 - 13:00 / 13:00 - 17:00 / 17:00 - 21:00.
7 years old.
After dressing up in warm winter clothes, we board the snowmobile sledge. Your guide will be one of our professional fishermen, and he will be driving the snowmobile.
Once at our prepared fishing spot, you will step out on the frozen fjord and help the fisherman pull the traps from the deep through the hole in the ice.
The journey will continue in a warm, rustic farmhouse restaurant by the fjord, where you will enjoy a fresh King Crab meal. The portions are generous, so no one will leave the table hungry.
Fresh King Crab meal.
At Snowhotel Kirkenes, we provide outer winter clothing like winter overall suit, hat, helmet, mittens and winter boots. We recommend dressing in layers - several layers of warm undergarments so you can adjust the clothing to the weather conditions.