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King Crab Excursion

Johan Knudtzens gate 1, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 97 05 40
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I honestly did not think I would enjoy this as this excursion was something my husband really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Annabelle M
York, United Kingdom
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We were given snowsuit, helmet, waterproof boots and a big leather gloves. We all were so busy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Johan Knudtzens gate 1, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I honestly did not think I would enjoy this as this excursion was something my husband really wanted to do but I actually had a good time and the crab was really yummy (again something I didn’t think I would like as I’m not a...More

Thank Annabelle M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were given snowsuit, helmet, waterproof boots and a big leather gloves. We all were so busy with putting them on. When it was time to leave the changing room, most forgot to put on a baselayer gloves. Some forgot their cameras! Some left their...More

1  Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organised expedition out onto a frozen fjord by snowmobile. Unfortunately the crabs aren't actually caught where they're expertly pulled up by the guides - they're put in closed pots elsewhere and placed out on the lake earlier in the day so that...More

Thank Embots
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On 17 December 2017, a bus picked the tour group up (with some independent individuals) for the king crab safari. We were required to wear the thick winter overalls provided. We were then driven in the snowmobiles to the lake on ice! We were not...More

1  Thank Mei Y
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Outstanding, you''re provided warm clothes, a super speedy RIB takes you to the cages, and then you are taken to the most charming restaurant where you learn about the crabs and they make you lunch/dinner. Two major thumbs up!

1  Thank Adele H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I had an opportunity to experience this excursion as part of a tour. We were driven out on a speedy motor boat as the lake didn't freeze. The guides captured many king crabs, more than enough for the group. Crabs were steamed...More

1  Thank LSiJie
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We booked this excursion as part of our Hurtiguren cruise on Finnmarken. We were picked up on the pier by one of the trip's captains in a van for the five minute drive to their RIP boats. There they suited everyone up in thermal suits...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We booked this through our hotel - Kirkenes Snowhotel. We were picked up at 6 pm by Kenth who was our tour guide for the whole experience. There were only three of us on the whole excursion which made it nice. He spoke great English...More

2  Thank 2001NH
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent excursion with a very nice guide. He explained a lot about king crabs and local economy at Kirkenes. We went out with the boat to catch the crabs. Afterwards we were brought to the "restaurant", a small hut. The crabs were slaughtered and steamed....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of activity cannot miss when at Kirkenes. Before go to the frozen sea to catch the crab, we have enjoy the snow mobile drive through the village enjoy the excellent village view. We have an opportunity to understand how to catch the...More

2  Thank Robert K
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9 November 2017|
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
We booked it as an excursion on Hurtiguren. I believe after the exchange rate it was $500 pp - worth every penny.
23 April 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
The king crab Trip we went on was in the Barents Sea I operated by the snow hotel concession they have there own cabins which are the cookhouse and dining area I think Tromso is to far south to fish for king crab.
8 February 2017|
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Response from Argenamerican | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the snow hotel and we booked with Mili from Croatia. The guide is Gry and she is extremely knowledgeable. You will probably be going by boat as the ice will be melted. Bring your appetite. It was so fresh and... More