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Riverboat tours

KS15 Riverboat safari to the Russian borderline

On this tour we visit Boris Gleb – An Icon of the Norwegian-Russian border history. Pick up at hotel/hurtigruten harbour by minibus. 10 min transfer to the boat. Riverboat tour from Kirkenes to our facility at the Russian borderline. We serve cloudberries with cream, followed by coffee or tea. You’ll learn that the cultural history of the Laplanders and the Orthodox church of Russia are closely connected to the border area. Visit at the borderline, you can not get closer to Russia without a visa. However, trespassing is illegal. Guidet tour, local history, nice nature. Join us!

Period: Daily, from 1st of June to 15th of September.
Duration: 09:00 – 12:00


1000 NOK per person
500 NOK per children under 12 years
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, boat tour, protective clothing, cloudberries with cream, coffee/tea.

KS16 King crab safari by riverboat to the Russian borderline, with King crab meal

KS17 River boat trip along the Russian borderline in the land of brown bears

Start from Kirkenes and driving by buss approximately 30km to our base “Solvang Gård” in the beautiful nature of Pasvik valley. We go on board and start our boat trip on Pasvik River to experience the nice nature and Russia on the other side of the river. The Pasvik river is Norway’s next largest when it comes to the flow of water. It consists of large lakes that are connected to each other by short, narrow rivers. In the middle of the river is the Russian-Norwegian border. The boat trip along the Russian border takes 1,5 hours with several stops on our way. We go ashore on a small island, which is half Russian and half Norwegian. We will walk close up to the border and our guide will tell you about the history of the borderland. It is prohibited to cross the border, but we are allowed to take pictures – so do not forget to bring your camera! This is as close you can get to the Russian border! After the boat trip we will sit down around the fire place and enjoy a local refreshment + coffee/tea. A very personal tour with much information about history, nature and the way of living in the North. A tour you will remember!

Period: Daily, from 10th of June to 10th of September.
Duration: 14:00 – 18:00

1400 NOK per person
700 NOK per children under 12 years

Minimum 4 persons, maximum 20 persons.
included transportation, guide, boat trip, refreshment, coffea/tea.

Riverboat safari along the Russian border and visit to a husky farm including local meal

We go by bus from Kirkenes to Svanvik that is situated at the beautiful Pasvik valley approximately 40 kilometres from the town. At the National Park Museum in Svanvik we will watch a short film about the nature of this area. You can spent some time in the botanical garden or the information centre about brown bears. Then we start our riverboat tour and do a security check before boarding. One of the places we will explore is a narrow part of the river. We will experience contrasts between Russia and Norway – the Russian city Nikel on one side and the Norwegian settling on the other side of the border.
Further up the river we will visit the husky farm “BIRK” in Melkefoss. We will serve you a local lunch in our Viking long house – a unique place! After dinner we offer you a guided tour around our kennel where we have around 50 alaskan huskies and one watch dog. Transportation back to Kirkenes by buss (50 min). During the tour our guide will tell you about the history of this area, the nature and the way of living so far North.

Period: Daily, from 10th of June to 10th of September.
Duration: Departure time to be agreed upon booking.

1900 NOK per person
950 NOK per children under 12 years

Minimum 6 persons, maximum 20 persons.
included transportation, guide, boat trip, local meal, Coffee/Tea, entrance fees.


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If the product is already paid and client cancels the tour more than 48 hours prior to the tour, we keep 200 NOK per booking (service fee, bank transfer).

In the event of cancellation between 24 and 48 hours prior to the tour, 50 % of the total fee must be paid.

In the event of cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the tour, this is regarded as a "No Show" and 100 % of the total fee must be paid.

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