Visiting the king crabs

Landausflug in Honningsvag
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Shore excursion of the category „Culinary & Local experience“

2 hrs.


Come close to the majestic king crab and learn all the interesting facts about the animals. Of course, a subsequent taste of the delicious delicacy must not be missing.


SKU: HVG-003-00-EN

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Product Description

Overview of the highlights

  • Travel by bus to Sarnes to the king crabs
  • Photos with the king crab
  • Explanation of the preparation
  • Many informative facts about the animals
  • Visit to the restaurant with tasting of the delicacy

Tour description

Your driver will be waiting for you at the agreed meeting point and off you go on your today’s shore excursion in Honningsvag.

Take a minibus to Sarnes. There you have the opportunity to get close to the king crabs. You will receive a warm welcome from the local staff and walk down to the local pier, where you can see the living king crabs up close. If you dare, you will have the opportunity to hold a king crab and take pictures. You will also be shown how to prepare the king crabs for consumption, at the same time you will receive many informative facts about the king crab.

Russian scientists introduced the king crab in the 1960’s in the Barents Sea. In these waters, the shellfish multiplied and spread rapidly to the west. Today they have also colonized the north coast of Norway. As the population has risen to more than a million, people feared that it may be detrimental to the ecosystem. Therefore, controlled fishing is allowed. A king crab weighs on average about 6.6 – 15.4 pounds, their scissors can measure up to 6.6 ft. The excellent white flesh of the legs and the scissors is particularly juicy and has a special taste. A single leg is usually sufficient to satisfy an adult.

Therefore, take the chance to taste the red king crab delicacy. The king crab is typically served in restaurants with bread, lemon and mayonnaise. After this culinary experience, you will be served fresh coffee and tea with some cookies.

After this delicious lunch, get back on the bus and return to the ship.

We wish you an interesting shore excursion in Honningsvag!


Excursion duration

2 hours


Start time in the morning or in the afternoon (you will be told the exact time)


German (or English)

Difficulty level



Lunch (incl. water); coffee, tea & cookies

What to bring

We recommend to wear comfortable outdoor clothes and warm shoes. Don\’t forget your camera.

Services not included

tips, alcoholic beverages

Important note

This is a shared tour. The group size may vary.

You will meet your guide at the office of the agency which is located within the port of Honningsvag. You will be sent specific information about your meeting place before the date of your excursion.

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