The Russian Border

Visit Storskog, the only border station between Russia and Norway and see views over the town of Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain.

  • Visit the only Norwegian-Russian border station, located at Storskog
  • Learn more about the influence of Russian culture and history in Norway
  • Tour the WWII bomb shelter at Andersgrotta and watch a short documentary
  • Stop at Prestfjellet Mountain viewpoint which overlooks Kirkenes and the coast
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Min. passengers

    14

  • Max. passengers

    90

  • Booking code

    HR-KKN7A

  • From

    139 €

  • Notices

    Bring cmfortable shoes, warm clothing

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 Russia 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.  

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Kirkenes
  • Embarking port: Kirkenes
  • Available period: 01.01 - 31.12
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing