You’ll meet, and eat the mighty king crab on this trip. One of Norway’s most famous exports, this sought-after crustacean is actually native to Alaska. A Russian sea-science experiment saw thousands of crabs dunked in Slavic seas in the sixties, only to turn up in Norway ten years later – maybe they were making their way home, en masse. After kitting-up and completing a safety briefing, you’ll head for Sarnesfjorden on a deep-sea raft. You’ll stop to check crab traps set far below the surface and, of course, to collect the catch. King crabs can measure anything up to two metres from one side of their shell to the other, but it’s rare to catch such a monster in a trap. Instead your so-called ‘wee ones’ will weigh-in at three to seven kilos - which is still the same as several bags of sugar. You’ll come ashore at Lavvocamp where you’ll prepare and tuck into your very own catch of the day.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.