Kirkenes – right on the border

ATV/Quad safari to the Norwegian border (Kirkenes)

Excursion

Price from $234

Difficulty level

Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

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.

  • Gain insight into the history of the area and local mines.

  • Visit the Norwegian border at Skafferhullet.

  • Enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Prestfjellet Mountain.

Get ready for an exciting two-hour adventure by quad bike, touring the area around Kirkenes, 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. Then, we’ll divide into pairs, one pair per quadbike, and begin making our way on the roads out of the town.

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

Then, we’ll 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

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Kirkenes

  • Available: May 7–October 6

  • Transportation: ATV

  • Meals: Coffee and snack

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

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