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King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes

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Kirkenes, Norway
About King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes
The red King Crab is not only the biggest, but also the most delicious shellfish you will ever have the chance of tasting. On this exclusive king crab fishing excursion in Kirkenes, we will take you out on the fjord to find the great beast and you will see how we catch, prepare and cook it. Depending on the season, we'll drive either by snowmobile and sled out on the fjord ice or by RIB boat on the Varangerfjord where you can help pull up the crab pods. The journey will culminate in a warm farmhouse restaurant by the fjord where we'll serve the crab the northern Norwegian way – fresh, steamed and irresistible! All our tours include warm outfits, mittens, balaklava and shoes.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this excursion through the cruise ship which was the equivalent price of buying a wheelbarrow full of lobsters back home. I though well here we are lets give this a go as the cruise ship advertised it was all you could eat and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dive_revive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Michael, King Crab Safari organised through Snow Hotel Kirkenes. It was a truly amazing experience, The day was informative, educational, exciting and all with a very passionate man called Michael. Thank you Michael our group of 4 Aussies love it.

Date of experience: November 2019
1  Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

A truly amazing experience, the RIB ride on Fjord was breathtaking, Dirk was an excellent guide, stopping & explaining significant landmarks. Then it was time to catch King Crabs - again Dirk explained how they came to the region, life cycle etc, back to shore...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Robynwyld
Reviewed October 10, 2019

Hi went on this adventure today with king crab safaris and it was great especially the crab legs after. The crew provided us with the weather proof gear and ensured all were safe and snug. Took us to the crab pots and explained the process....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank smyff2017
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

It was an unforgettable trip, and also informative, and such a cosy place and what a delicious crabfeast, booked with the Hurtigruten

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank K2010BYsandras
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Our guide, cook, dresser, driver and anything else you can think of was Michael. Great sense of humour and obviously passionate about his job. I don’t think he sees it as a job in the normal sense of the word. We had a great few...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Ros G
Reviewed September 1, 2019

If you want to learn all about the history, the industry, and the crabs themselves, this is the place to do it. Our guide, Dirk, told us all about that, and gave us a water tour of the fjord with some regional history, including WWII,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Corkster33
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

After a nice trip on the RIB boat around the area the crew will get a cage full of king crab out if the sea, explain a little about which crabs may be eaten and which need to return to the waters, and then take...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 338as
Reviewed August 24, 2019

It was a windy day but we had a great time enjoying the tour and the King Crab. We knew little about this spice before, from this tour, we learned a lot of information about the King Crab, how they were introduced to the region...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jinyaoo
Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Awesome experience with Mike and Geir, our guides. We collected the crabs from the traps. The guides cooked the crabs and we had a delicious meal. They explained all about the crabs. I highly recommend this once in a lifetime trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
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June 10, 2019|
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Response from Michael D |
7 years us minimun age at the snowhotel due to safety guidelines. We drive on a open RIB boat and won't risk the life of your little one!
June 10, 2019|
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Response from Roz K | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the previous answer. The best time to see the Northern lights is around midnight when it is the darkest. This time is much too late for young children and the operators must have had bad experiences with crying... More
January 10, 2019|
Response from snowhotelkirkenes | Property representative |
Hello The temperatures out on the fjord can be quite low. Therefore, we have an age limit of 7 years on the tours. Best Snowhotel Kirkenes team