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King Crab Excursion

Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 97 05 40
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Incredible experience

Outstanding, you''re provided warm clothes, a super speedy RIB takes you to the cages, and then you... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Adele H
Copenhagen, Denmark
Awesome experience and yummy crabs!

My husband and I had an opportunity to experience this excursion as part of a tour. We were driven... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Si J
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Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 97 05 40
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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!

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

Thank Si J
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

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

1  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

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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

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We thought of this excursion to while our time away. Little did we know that it would be one of the best excursions we will experience! One gets driven on skeds to the crab fishing area- the trip to that area is in itself a...More

1  Thank maskiano
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

While the crab "fishing" was eager staged (the nets are in the water and all you do is haul them up,) this was one of my favorite activities in Norway. The fjord is gorgeous, you enjoy a lovely snowmobile sledge ride through the birch forest,...More

1  Thank H2where
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I booked in advance to join king crab fishing excursion and it was beyond my expectation . The group almost 20 persons went buy bus to the place that we have to change the warm cloth and ride a snow mobile out to the ice...More

Thank sirikul k
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We pre booked our King Crab Fishing excursion with our Travel Agent and it was a great experience , Snow mobile to the Fishing hole, all the Arctic gear was provided and then on to cook the crabs in a house in the forest overlooking...More

Thank Ian S
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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.
7 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
Beth D
2 December 2016|
Response from Ann S | Reviewed this property |
I would think so, as far as I am aware the crab fishing is year round. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did