Riverboat To Russian Border

Explore Russia´s frontier with Norway along the river that divides the two distinctly different yet strangely similar countries.

  • Travel along the Pasvik River, dividing Norway and Russia, in riverboats.
  • See beautiful scenery and learn more about the area´s rich history.
  • Stop at the Russian border and take pictures, while expert guides explain Russia´s relationship with Norway.
  • Enjoy a hot drink, complemented with cloudberries and cream.
  • Direction

    Northbound direction

  • Season

    Autumn, Summer

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers

    2

  • Max. passengers

    30

  • Booking code

    HR-KKN7B

  • From

    239 €

  • Notices

    Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Life vests are provided

By the time you reach the jetty, the river boats 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 neighbor 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.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Kirkenes
  • Embarking port: Kirkenes
  • Southbound or Northbound: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 09:30 - 12:00

  • Available from: 1 June - 10 September
  • Transportation: Riverboat
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee/tea, cloudberries with cream
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Life vests are provided

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