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See a live red king crab up close

The tour goes to the crab field in Alta Fjord. The red king crab is captured in a box-shaped trap called a pot which is then pulled out of the sea and into the boat. You can observe the captain while he works, as he has done many times before.

Take pictures of a red king crab

When the king crab is onboard you can hold it carefully and take pictures with it to brag to your friends and family.

Learn the history of how it ended up in Finnmark

We will tell you the story of how and why it came to Finnmark, and how the king crab went from a problem for the the fishers in Northern Norway to a growing gold mine.

Important information before and after booking

All tours starts from Fiskerihavna/harbor in Alta.


2.Mars-1.November: The tour starts at 8 AM (unless otherwise specified)

2.Novermber-1.Mars: The tour starts at 10 AM (unless otherwise specified)

General information

When you arrive at the harbor, you must wait until the captain/guide is there to greet you.

You must show up 30 minutes before departure.

At the departure location you will given heat suits and life jackets.

On warm days you can decide whether or not to wear the heat suit.

When everyone is ready and dressed, the guide will give you necessary information before you access the boat.

On board the boat you must follow all security policies and the information given to you beforehand.

All tours are dependent on the weather conditions – if the weather is bad we will call you or send an email the day before, and make a decision together whether to postpone or refund the tour.