We offer sightseeing by bus and local guide in small groups (from 2 persons to maximum 16 persons).
Our tours have always a personal touch and our guides are all local.
We recommend to book the tours in advance.
KS6 Kirkenes sightseeing & Russian border
A guided trip by bus to the Russian border and the iron ore mines in Bjørnevatn. Our first stop is “Skafferhullet”, the historical crossing point on the border between Norway and Russia. We visit the border and have views of the Russian community of Boris Gleb on the other side. Your guide will provide information on the various historical events which took place in this area. We continue to the mining town Bjørnevatn which has gone through dramatic changes the last years. The mines were closed in 1996 and were reopened again in 2009. Here we gain an insight into 90 years of mining history. We continue our trip to the viewpoint “Storfjell” where we get a nice view over the fjord.
Period: Monday to Friday, from 1st of May to 31st of October. (Saturday and Sunday only for groups min. 6 persons,pre-booking only)
650 NOK per person
325 NOK per children under 12 years
min 2, maximum 16 persons.
included transportation and guide.
KS32 Sightseeing in Pasvik valley and visit at National Park Centre
A guided trip by buss to Pasvik valley. The valley is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe and known for its big brown bear population. You get both, a nice nature experience and information about the interesting history of this area right beside Russia. We follow the Pasvik river (border river to Russia) all the way to Svanvik. Visit at the National Park Centre which provides information about fauna and flora and the brownbear information Centre. Several stops along the way where you have good views of the river and to Russia (stops varies slightly with the seasons).
Period: 1st of May – 18th of June: Monday to Friday
19th of June – 19th of August: Daily (Saturday and Sunday only for groups min. 6 persons, pre-booking only)
20th of August – 31st of October: Monday to Friday
Duration: 09:00-12:30 (pick up also at Hurtigruten pier)
990 NOK per person
495 NOK per children under 12 years
min 2, maximum 16 persons.
included transportation, guide and entrance fees.
Sightseeing to Neiden and short trip to Finland
This excursion is by buss from Kirkenes to Neiden (40 km) along the Munkefjord while your personal guide tells you about the indigenous peoples history in the Barents region. Short photo stop along the way. A fascinating fjord landscape and a lively birdlife on the shore. Arriving in Neiden you will be guided through the Skolt Sami village Cultural Heritage site, also visiting the orthodox St. Georges chapel, established in 1565. The trip continues visiting the terrific Skoltefossen waterfalls and the dragon-headed-decorated Neiden church. Refreshments. The tour will be completed with a short visit to Näätämö in Finland.
The tour topics are: nature, Skolt Sámi history and culture, Finland and much more.
Period: Monday to Friday, 1st of June to 1st of October.
Duration: 09:30 – 13:30, only on pre-booking
1500 NOK per person
750 NOK per children under 12 years
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 persons.
included transport, guide, entrance fees and refreshments.
KS39 Excursion to Grense Jakobselv & the oldest mountain in Norway
The small village Grense Jakobselv is located close to the Arctic Sea. Only a narrow river separates the village from Russia. Along the bor der you can observe both Norwegian and Russian border guards. Grense Jakobselv is located about 60 km East of Kirkenes. The tour to Grense Jakobselv is a wonderful nature experience and on a short distance you will experience fjord, mountains, the ocean and the fertile valley. We will be passing King Oscar II’s chapel from 1869, the vicar’s house and take a coffee break on a sandy beach by the Arctic Ocean. Are you tough enough to take a bath in the Arctic Ocean right beside Russia? Don’t forget your bathing suit.
Period: Monday to Friday, from 1st of June to 15th of September. (Saturday and Sunday only for groups min. 6 persons, pre-booking only)
1200 NOK per person
600 NOK per children under 12 years
min 2, maximum 16 persons.
included transport, guide, kaffe/te.
KS32L Sightseeing in Pasvik valley and visit at National Park Centre + Husky farm incl local lunch (min 6)
A guided trip by buss to Pasvik valley. The valley is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe and known for its big brown bear population. You get both, a nice nature experience and information about the interesting history of this area right beside Russia. We follow the Pasvik river (border river to Russia) all the way to Svanvik. Visit in the National Park Centre which provides information about fauna and flora. After that we visit a viewpoint where you can see our neighbour in Russia, the mining town Nikel (only in summer time). After 10 min driving time we stop at husky farm Birk. Guiding and information about the huskies, husky tours and more. Local lunch in the viking long house close to the Pasvik river and the Russian border. This tour provides a lot of information about history, nature and the daily life in our area so far North.
Period: 1st of June to 30th of September.
Duration: 09:00-14:00 (pick up also at Hurtigruten pier)
1700 NOK per person
850 NOK per children under 12 years
Minimum 6 persons, maximum 16 persons.
included transportation, guide, entrance fee and local meal.
KS34 King Crab and Russian Border by bus (group tour min 10 persons)
Kirkenes is the King Crab capital of Norway and the only Norwegian border point to Russia. King Crab is an important export article in the north. This fascinating animal coming originally from Russia can grow up to 2 meters between the claws and can weigh up to 15 kg. After a tour around Kirkenes we head to the Russian border and get insight in Norwegian and Russian relations. From the Russian border we move further to the fjord where you can catch and get to know live King Crab. You`ll be served a taste of King Crab in wonderful surroundings while getting more information about the crab and our area so far North.
Period: 1st of May to 31st of October
Duration: 3,5 hours
1300 NOK per person
650 NOK per children under 12 years
Minimum 10 persons.
includes local guide, transportation, taste of King Crab, table water.