Get Crabby with the Norwegians at 71° North Learn to Catch and Cook Norway’s King Crab with a New Foodie Travel Safari
Arctic travel specialist Off the Map Travel invites travelers to get crabby with the new six-day/five-night ‘Midnight Sun 71º North’ itinerary offering a chance to get up close and personal with one of Norway’s finest delicacies, the King Crab. As part of a King Crab Safari, guests will learn to catch and cook the crab and then enjoy a self-caught feast at one of the finest King Crab fishing grounds in Norway , 71° North in the Arctic Circle. The program is available throughout the summer.
Weighing up to 20 kilograms and growing up to 2 meters long, King Crabs are seen by many as the best crab available, used in fine dining restaurants the world over. In this new travel experience, guests travel from Tromso to Honningsvåg in Northern Norway to join a King Crab Safari and learn about the journey of the King Crab from ‘sea to pot to plate’ – all in its natural environment of Sarnesfjord, an experience that started 65 years ago when the crabs were introduced into the waters off the coast of northern Russia.
Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel and Arctic travel expert, says; “Honningsvåg is the northernmost city of Norway and is surrounded by stunning fishing villages which have retained much of their original charm and tradition. The ice-free ocean provides rich fisheries prime for fresh fish, seafood and migrating whales.”
This foodie-adventure experience begins by heading out under the warmth of the summer Arctic Sun to join deep-sea King Crab fisherman and learn how to catch this sought-after Norwegian ingredient.
After wrestling with these monster crabs at sea, it’s time to head to shore where expert cooks will teach the preparation of the crabs and instruct guests in cooking them the traditional Norwegian way. Finally, everyone sits together to enjoy a Norwegian feast all based around King Crab, fresh from the sea and served at the fjord’s edge with the stunning Norwegian scenery as a backdrop.
“To truly appreciate this incredible corner of northern Norway we also encourage guests to experience the region from both sea and land on aMidnight Sun cruise, on an ATV adventure through the Arctic summer wilderness, and with a Whale Safari from Skarsvåg, the northernmost fishing village in the world,” notes Cooper.
As with any itinerary from Off the Map Travel, the Midnight Sun 71º North itinerary can be tailor-made to fit the wishes and requirements of any guest. As an example, to round out the experience, an eight-day/seven-night, program is priced from £1689 per person, based on double occupancy, with breakfast included. The program includes all transfers and accommodations, time to enjoy the Midnight Sun, a day to explore the cafes and restaurants of Tromso, an ATV tour to the beautiful North Cape, the King Crab Safari, and a Whale Safari.
Also possible, guests can easily add the Midnight Sun by Rail activities taking guests by Arctic Train from Narvik in Arctic Norway to Stockholm in the south of Sweden.
For more information on the Midnight Sun 71º North itinerary, or any of the other summer escapes, visit www.offthemap.travel or www.ilovenorthernlights.com; call +44 (0) 800 566 8901; email email@example.com or join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, YouTube or Pinterest.
Off the Map Travel
Off the Map Travel is a team of travel experts who work with experiences and destinations that allow people to explore hidden wonders of the world. Specializing in soft adventure and viewing of the Northern Lights, Off the Map Travel creates tailor-made itineraries that offer a distinctive vacation based on first-hand experience. Off the Map Travel vacations anticipate all travelers’ needs with pre-planning and customization. Each bespoke itinerary is tailored to the ages of participants, creating experiences for families, groups, couples and singles that are comfortable and luxurious, with activity levels appropriate for all participants.
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