Explore the area around Storskog, a border station located on Norway’s easternmost edge, and enjoy views over the town of Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain.
Learn more about the area’s unique intercultural history and heritage
Tour the WWII bomb shelter at Andersgrotta and watch a short documentary
Stop at Prestfjellet Mountain viewpoint which overlooks Kirkenes and the coast
Visit Norway’s only border station with Russia, located at Storskog
Available all year
Level 1: Suitable for everyone.
Because the excursion runs late, it is recommended to either take the evening (not midday) flight out of Kirkenes or to overnight in town.
Join us as we venture by bus from Kirkenes to the nearby Norwegian-Russian Border at Storskog. Along the way, you’ll learn about the eventful history shared by both countries.
Flanked by the scenery of the Siberian Taiga, a vast forest that extends across eastern Europe for thousands of square miles, our bus drives across the calm Pasvik River and through the beautiful Pasvikdalen Valley. Rich with flora and fauna, the valley is home to Norway’s biggest population of brown bears.
Stopping at Storskog, we stand at one of the most guarded crossings in Europe. Although not permitted to cross over the boundary, we are allowed take pictures.
From here, we travel to Andersgrotta, Kirkenes’ largest WWII bomb shelter. We’ll watch a fascinating film about the experiences of locals during that tumultuous period.
Before boarding our ship back in Kirkenes, we ascend the Prestfjellet Mountain for a wonderful view of the town and surrounding landscape.