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king crab safari in june

i just realized that more King Crab tours are offered in Norway than in Finland. i posted the question before in Finland forum.

my questions are:
1. is there any king crab safari/tour held south of Norway in June? Most tours i could find are at the northernmost of Norway near the border with Finland ie. Kirkenes, Nesseby and Honningsvag. At the moment my Norway itinerary only reaches Alesund and surrounding (with Eide might be as the northernmost)
2. would it be worth it to do a detour up north (if those are the only locations of the tour held) during summer in June? i see that in June, the tour is only held on a boat same like catching fish but during winter the tour would be held on ice which is something more unusual to me. OR should we just enjoy the crab in a restaurant somewhere along Southern nordic? I guess pricewise of the tour is pretty good considering it includes the king crabs meals (approx NOK 1500 for summer / by boat, NOK 1990 for winter)

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Makes sense that Finland would not offer a red king crab tour in that Finland does not have Barents Sea access.

The Norwegians apparently have an accidental king crab fishery . The Russians introduced red king crab to the Russian coast of the Barents Sea. The Norwegians joke that even the king craps fled Russia for freedom as the king crabs turned up in Norwegian nets.