Explore the Russian-Norwegian frontier by travelling a part of Pasvik River, which acts as a natural border for the neighbouring countries.
Journey from Kirkenes by riverboat down the Pasvik River
See beautiful scenery and learn more about wildlife in the area
Visit the Norwegian-Russian border and hear about its history
Be treated to a hot drinks and cloudberries with cream
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
2 hours 30 min
Life vests are provided
Join us for a guided riverboat tour of Pasvik River that serves as the natural boundary for Russia and Norway, two countries steeped in history and culture.
As we sail the river, we’ll hear about the history of the Sámi people, an indigenous people renowned for nomadic reindeer herding in the region. Listen to the stories of Russia’s first martyrs, St. Boris and St. Gleb, and also of St. Trifon from the Pechenga Monastery, the most northerly monastery in the world.
On reaching the border, you’ll go ashore and learn a little bit more about Norway’s relationship with its easternmost neighbour. We then settle down for a warm drink and a traditional Norwegian favourite: cloudberries and cream.
Leisurely travelling back on the water, our guide will speak about the teeming animal and plant life that thrives in the area. Reindeer, fish, and bears make this one of the most diverse wilderness areas in Norway.