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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
The giant king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) was introduced to the Barents Sea by Russian scientists during the 1960s. The crab thrived in these waters, and spread quite rapidly to the west, where it can now be found along the northern Norwegian coast. As the number of this species is in the millions, it naturally consumes a great deal and there is increasing concern that it may have an impact on the local ecosystem. Controlled crab fishing is now allowed. Its meat is delicious and compares with that of lobster, fetching high prices on the commercial market. The king crab can live to 30 years old, measure up to six feet wide between its claws and weigh as much as 22 lbs.
The catch in the crab pots or tanks you will see in Sarnes today will most likely be smaller —between 6 and 15 lbs. The crabs will be prepared and cooked for you to eat in a traditional Lavvo tent with bread and butter on the side. Coffee is prepared over the open fire.
After this delicious taste of the giant king crab, re-board the bus for the return to the ship.
Not suitable for guests who have an allergy to shellfish. Do not leave your belongings on the bus as a difference vehicle may be used for the return journey. A local, English-speaking crab specialist will accompany you. Infants under 2 years of age must have an infant car seat (not provided). Walking on sand is required at the lavvo tent and to view the crab pots; otherwise, very little walking is required on this tour.