Day Trip to the Ice Sea in Norway, Snow Hotel and King Crabs – winter

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION [Location: Inari - Saariselkä]

  • Duration
    about 12 hours
  • Availability
    1st of December - 31st of March (other months on request)
  • Suitability
  • Classification


Day trip to the Ice Sea and Kirkenes in Norway.

A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen fjords of Kirkenes, Norway. This is your chance to learn how to catch, cook, and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature – King Crab.

We start our day in Saariselka at 5.30 AM. First we drive passing Ivalo and Kaamanen to Sevettijarvi that is one of the last mostly sami populated villages in Europe. There we visit a local farm and enjoy our breakfast.

After crossing the border we will approach the coast line and town of Kirkenes where we will find the Snow Hotel site. From there we make the actual crab fishing tour to the arctic sea. In this ultimate king crab fishing experience, you will be taken by snowmobile sledge out on the sea ice. Here you will take part in the entire experience of catching the giant, and seeing how it is prepared. Finally the journey continues to a beautiful rustic restaurant by the fjord, where you will feast on the giant crab, served the Norwegian way.

Afterwards we visit the Snow hotel (when open) before returning to Finland.

After the program we drive back around lake inari to Ivalo and Saariselka. On the way we usually meet packs of wild reindeer and see impressive tundra views.


490 Euros / adult and 290 / child (under 12) on Tuesdays and 590 / 390 on Fridays. Private tours available by offer.



9-10 hours


Saariselka – Ivalo


Kirkenes in Norway

Payment methods:

Invoicing, credit cards, voucher (cash)

Suitable for:

Adults, young people, couples, families, senior citizens, singles, children



Optional languages:

Finnish, German, French, Spanish…

Price includes:

Transportation, adventure gear, guidance services, organizer’s liability insurance, safari desk support

Extra Pay:

Guide in optional languages

Physical classification:

Very Easy


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