Kirkenes – right on the border

The Norwegian Border


Price from $171

Difficulty level

Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people

Booking code



3 hours


Read the practical information below

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  • Learn more about the area’s unique intercultural history and heritage.

  • Tour the World War II bomb shelter at Andersgrotta and watch a short documentary.

  • Stop at the Prestfjellet Mountain viewpoint overlooking Kirkenes and the coast.

  • Visit the only border station between Norway and Russia, located at Storskog.

Join us as we venture by bus from Kirkenes to the nearby Norwegian-Russian border at Storskog. Along the way, you’ll learn about the eventful history shared by both countries.

Flanked by the scenery of the Siberian Taiga, a vast forest that extends across Eastern Europe for thousands of square miles, our bus will travel across the calm Pasvik River and through the beautiful Pasvik Valley. Rich with flora and fauna, the Pasvik Valley is home to Norway’s largest brown bear population.

We’ll stop at Storskog, one of the most guarded crossings in Europe. Although we’re not permitted to cross over the boundary, we are allowed take pictures.

From here, we’ll travel to Andersgrotta, the largest World War II bomb shelter in Kirkenes. There, we’ll watch a short, fascinating film about locals’ experiences during this tumultuous period.

Before boarding our ship back in Kirkenes, we’ll ascend Prestfjellet Mountain for a wonderful view of the town and surrounding landscape.

Practical information

  • Disembarking/embarking port: Kirkenes

  • Available period: January 1–December 31

  • Transportation: Bus

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing

  • This excursion runs in the morning. Therefore, guests disembarking in Kirkenes will need to be booked on the evening flight out of town, or staying overnight, in order to be able to participate.