Tips for the Trip
In the 1960s, Soviet scientists, hoping to increase the yield of local
introduced the red king crab to the Barents Sea near the Norwegian border. Over
the years, the population has exploded and spread into Norwegian waters, and
in the 1990s the crustacean was as an alien While the
environmental toll of the king crab on seabed is still unclear, it has become
a commercial boom, both to and the travel industry.
National Geographic Adventure magazine called the King Crab Safari one of
Best New Trips in the World for offered in the winter and summer as a day
tour, and as part of many tour packages. At the end of the outing, a delicious lunch
featuring the Arctic delicacy makes the experience all the more unforgettable.
Adult king crabs
have very few
VIKING JANUARY 2015
PHOTO BY TERJE RAKKE NORDIC LIFE VISITNORWAY.COM
Weight: Up to 18 lbs. (8kg)
Life span: years
Elaine Peik, Scandinavian department
director for Borton Overseas, shares
the following advice to would-be
Think about which animals you want
to see. This determines where to go, and
what time of year to travel.
Consider a guided excursion. A local
knowledge and experience are
most often well worth the investment.
Plan ahead. Pre-booking your
excursions helps to make the most
use of your time and money
when you travel.
Add it on. With some planning,
wildlife excursions can be included in
many travel itineraries. For example, day
tours and safaris can be added to any
Hurtigruten coastal cruise.
Enjoy! While you always be
guaranteed a wildlife encounter, the
excursion is an adventure in and of itself.