Explore Russia´s frontier with Norway along the river that divides the two distinctly different yet strangely similar countries.
Journey from Kirkenes by riverboat up the Pasvik River.
See beautiful scenery and learn more about the area´s rich history.
Visit the Norwegian-Russian border and hear about its history.
Enjoy a hot drink, complemented with cloudberries and cream.
Level 2: Suitable for most.
2 hours 30 min
Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Life vests are provided. Because the excursion runs late, it is recommended to either take the evening flight out of Kirkenes or to overnight in town.
By the time you reach the jetty, the riverboats are ready to take you up the Pasvikelva, a river with a cultural history dating back thousands of years. While sailing up the river you get to hear about the history of the Sámi people, the sacred Princes Boris and Gleb and St. Trifon of the Pechenga Monastery. At the border, we go ashore and learn a little bit more about Norway’s relationship with its neighbour to the East, Russia.
Then you can enjoy a hot drink complimented by cloudberries with cream. On the way back, the guide tells you about the rich animal and plant life that thrives in the area. Reindeer, fish and bears make this one of the most exciting wilderness areas in Norway.