We weren't certain we wanted to do this tour, as we are not especially fond of crab and didn't particularly want to handle one. But we went for it and it was really excellent. There were only six of us on this tour (though they were expecting 60 the next day) and we were picked up from our hotel. Before we left in the boats we all donned warm ‘boiler suits’ to keep out the cold- they worked well and we were pleased to have them on even though it was late June (but only 6C). Our tour leader was Geir who told us lots of interesting history of the area. The crab weren't exactly fished for - a trap set earlier was pulled out of the water and we all held a live king crab without ill effects. We then continued up river almost to the Russian border, just short of Boris Gleb, where they have built a platform where the crabs could be cooked and eaten. Whilst waiting for our food we looked at some old photos and heard more about the local history. Finally we approached the border without daring to cross it, or even lean over it - none of us wanted a 10,000 NOK fine!
The crabs when they came were the best we've ever eaten, accompanied by white bread and mayonnaise and swilled down with a small glass of white wine. Very nice indeed. We were shown how to get at the meat and there was so much we didn’t need to eat again that evening.
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