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Review of King Crab Safari

King Crab Safari
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Kirkenes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 ice to find the great beast and you will see how we catch, prepare and cook it. the journey will culminate in a warm farmhouse restaurant by the fjord, where you will enjoy a feast, served the Norwegian way.
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of and attentive guides who were very talkative and funny.
We were taken out to the spot outside of town where the crab pots with the crabs were. Then we took them to town, and cooked them and had a feast in the shelter. Thelist of guests sit around long tables and this gave me thenopportunity to speak to some of them during our feast. Very interesting.
We were also told about the cooking process and some local food culture.

Thank Ymerdrys
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome tour, Mike is very informative and an amazing guide, the food was absolutely delicious we got lots of crab, we learnt a lot about the crab ans the area and would highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank Snowlover13500
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The tour provided by Kirkenes Snow hotel-we visited inside after our trip.
The crab meat very tassty and delicious. Nice experience!
Shaul

Thank Natalya D
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Our family of 6 booked the evening tour.
We arrived at snowhotel and our guide took us on a wooden sled driven by snow mobile. It was an exciting drive through vastness of deep snow. The handsome guide, Tommy told us about the king crabs as he pulled out the catch from a hole in the frozen fiords. He skilfully cut out the giant crabs and nothing was left to waste. The uneatable parts were thrown into the hole as these king crabs are cannibles.
The crab dinner was very yummy and everyone of us could only 3 - 4 long legs. When it was time for us to leave the restaurant, we spotted the northern lights above. It was a good and memorable experience for us.

1  Thank Lydia T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The excursion was conducted by Kirkenes Snowhotel. They provide us with outdoor gears, bring us to the frozen lake with snowmobile sledge and showed us on how to catch and to hold the King Crab safely.

After that, we have been served with a bunch of cooked King Crab. Showed us how to eat King Crab. Oh! My God. The King Crab was so super delicious. The most delicious creature that I have eaten. They demonstrated to us on how to break the shell and pull the flesh from the shell. They recommended us to eat the King Crab without adding it with salt or lemon or pepper.

Note: It is more interesting if they can show us how to cook King Crab.

Therefore, I highly recommend this excursion to others. Don't forget to include it in your itinerary.

2  Thank ItsmePJ
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