Accompany a Norwegian fisherman for the day and learn how they catch king crab in winter and then feast on the day’s catch at a traditional boathouse.
Be taken on a thrilling snowmobile-pulled sleigh onto the frozen sea
See king crab cages being hauled up through a hole in the ice
Watch a local chef prepare the crab traditionally
Enjoy your king crab meal in a beautiful boathouse by the fjord
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Bring comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Special thermal and protective clothing for the snowmobile sleigh is provided.
Travel across the frozen surface of the Barents Sea on a snowmobile-driven sleigh while taking in the fantastic scenery. We’ll be accompanied by an experienced fisherman who will tell us all about the giant crustaceans that have made these icy waters their home.
Red king crabs are consider ‘royalty’ because of their size; a single king crab can weigh up to 10 kilos and have an impressive leg span of almost 2 metres.
Watch as the fisherman cuts a hole through the ice and hauls the crab cages out of the depths. Be at the ready to lend a hand if asked to!
We continue via snowmobile to the quaint boathouse that sits alongside the fjord. After the chef prepares and cooks the crab, we’ll settle down to a hearty meal with today’s catch – as fresh as it gets. The portions are as generous as they are delicious so you’re likely to leave the table feeling pretty stuffed!