ATV/Quad Russian border safari – Hurtigruten land excursion

The Russian border. Photo by trym Ivar Bergsmo www.nordnorge.comJoin an exciting Russian border safari, where you will learn about the history of this area and drive your own ATV/Quad (in pairs)

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Your guide will meet you at the quay and take you through today’s programme. Then you start with a test drive in a low traffic area, before driving in pairs up to the Kjerringstupet viewpoint, overlooking Kirkenes. The story of Kjerringstupet is presented, and you’ll also look at settlements located here more than 10 000 years ago. You then drive along the road through the town centre and stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Sydvaranger mines, where a short history is presented.

From here you continue to the old Norwegian-Russian border where your guide tells you about the history and culture of the area, and you also visit a Norwegian military watch tower which is often manned. From the tower you can see the imposing Boris Gleb on the Russian side, and you will make a stop at the current border station to have coffee/tea and muffins. Finally you return to Kirkenes where you make a brief stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy its magnificent views of both the town and the waiting Hurtigruten ship.

Practical info:

The Arctic Pasvik valley. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The Arctic Pasvik valley

Duration: 2 hours 30 min
Included: Coffee/tea and muffins
Transportation: ATV
Clothes/footwear: Warm clothing and warm shoes. Special clothing is provided.
Please note: Bring your driver’s license if you want to drive the ATV.
Available: May 7- October 6
Land excursion #7E

View of Arctic Kirkenes. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Noway

View of Arctic Kirkenes

This land excursion is available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:

The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights
Arctic Coast, North Cape & Tromso, 5 nights
Norwegian coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights


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