ATV/Quad-safari to the Russian border – Hurtigruten land excursion

ATV-Quad Safari to the Russian Border by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Join an exciting safari to the Russian border, 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.


Border to Russia by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Border to Russia

Russian Border by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Landscape at the border to Russia

Discover Kirkenes, the area around it and the Russian border by quad bike. Spend two hours exploring the nature, historical sights and highlights.
The guide meets you at the quay and introduces you to safety instructions before you drive in pairs to the viewpoint overlooking the Sydvaranger mines. Here, the guide will give you an insight into the history of the place.
The Russian border at Skafferhullet was the former border crossing point between Murmansk (Russia) and Finnmark (Norway). From here you can see a Russian dwelling and a Russian chapel. At the current border station between Russia and Norway, Storskog, you are served coffee and a snack. On the way back to Kirkenes, there will be a brief stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy the view of both the town and your waiting Hurtigruten ship.
Read more about Kirkenes

Signs in Kirkenes by Hurtigruten

Road signs in Kirkenes

Practical information:

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Included: Coffee/tea and snack
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

On the way to the Russian boder by Quad by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigriten

View of Arctic Kirkenes



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