Kirkenes – right on the border

King Crab Adventure (Winter)


Price from $328

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



3 hours


Read practical information below

King Crab Expedition Kirkenes Norway HGR 51307 Photo Orjan Bertelsen
  • 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 in the traditional way.

  • Enjoy a king crab meal in the restaurant of the Snow Hotel.

Travel across the frozen Barents Sea on a snowmobile-driven sleigh amid the fantastic scenery. An experienced fisherman will accompany us and tell us all about the giant crustaceans that have made these icy waters their home.

Red king crabs are considered ‘royalty’ simply because of their size. A single king crab can weigh up to 22 pounds and have an impressive leg span of around 6.5 feet.

Watch as the fisherman cuts a hole in the ice and hauls crab cages out of the depths. Be ready to lend a hand if he asks!

We continue via snowmobile to the Snow Hotel. After the chef prepares and cooks the crab, we’ll settle down to a hearty meal with today’s catch. It doesn’t get any fresher than this! The portions will be generous and the crab delicious, so you’ll surely leave the table satisfied.

Practical information

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Kirkenes

  • Available: December 1–April 20

  • Transportation: Bus and snowmobile

  • Meals: King crab, warm drink, water

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing

  • Minimum age limit: 7 years old when accompanied by an adult