Discover Kirkenes, its surroundings and the Russian border in an exhilarating way. Spend two hours exploring the nature, historical sights and highlights. The guide meets you at the quay and introduces you to safety instructions before you all drive to the viewpoint Kjerringstupet - two people per vehicle. See the settlements that were located here more than 10 000 years ago. Next stop is at the viewpoint overlooking the Sydvaranger mines, where the guide will enlighten you about the history of the place.
The crossing point – Russian border
The Russian border at Skafferhullet was the former border crossing point between Murmansk (Russia) and Finnmark (Norway). You’ll visit the Norwegian military watchtower and from here you can see a Russian dwelling and a Russian chapel. At today’s border crossing between Russia and Norway, Storskog, there will be a break with coffee, tea and a snack. On the way back to Kirkenes, there will be a brief stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy the view.
Dates: 7 May - 6 Oct 2016, 7 May - 6 Oct 2017