Kirkenes – right on the border

ATV/Quad-safari to the Norwegian border (Kirkenes)

Excursion

Price from $308

Difficulty level

Level 4: Hard

Booking code

HR-KKN7E

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Notes

Read practical information below

ATV Quad Safari Kirkenes Norway HGR 46769 1920 Photo Orjan Bertelsen
  • Explore the area around Kirkenes by quadbike

  • Get an insight into the history of the area and local mines

  • Visit the Norwegian border at Skafferhullet

  • Enjoy the beautiful vista from atop Prestfjellet Mountain

Get ready for an exciting two-hour adventure by quadbike, touring the Kirkenes area, including Norway's border with Russia.

Our guide will meet us at the quay in Kirkenes and demonstrate how to operate the quadbikes safely and responsibly. We’ll then divide into pairs, one per quadbike, and begin making our way on the roads out of the town.

Our first stop is a viewpoint overlooking Sydvaranger iron mine, established in the early 20th century. The guide will give a brief history of the mine, including its capture, destruction, and subsequent reconstruction during and after WWII.

You’ll then head to Skafferhullet, the former Norwegian-Russian border crossing point before it closed in 1966. Here, we’ll take a break and enjoy a hot drink and snack, within view of a few Russian dwellings and a chapel across the border.

On the way back to the ship, we’ll drive up Prestfjellet Mountain to admire the stunning panoramic view.

Practical information

  • Embarking/disembarking port: Kirkenes

  • Available: 7 May - 6 Oct

  • Transportation: ATV

  • Meals: Coffee and snack

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing. Special clothing is provided

  • Minimum age: 12 years old when accompanied by an adult

  • Valid driving licence required. Two people per vehicle.

  • Because the excursion runs late, it is recommended to either take the evening flight out of Kirkenes or to overnight in town.