ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border
Discover Kirkenes and its surrounding nature, historical sights, and the Russian border on this motorized ATV (all terrain vehicle) quad bike adventure.
Explore the area around Kirkenes and see the Russian border on a quad bike
Learn about the area's history
See the former and present border stations separating Russia and Norway
Enjoy the view of Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain
Spring (Apr - May)
Level 4: Hard
2 hours, 30 minutes
Meals on the trip: Coffee and snack. Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm and windproof clothing. Special clothing is provided. Bring a driver’s license. Two people per vehicle. You drive along the main road.
Your guide meets you at the dock and provides safety instructions before you climb onto the vehicles and drive in pairs to a viewpoint overlooking the Sydvaranger mines. Here, the guide explains the history of the iron ore pits. Then you proceed to Skafferhullet, the former border crossing between Murmansk County, Russia, and Finnmark County, Norway, and you see a Russian dwelling and chapel.
This border was closed for a long time when tensions were high between Russia and NATO, in which Norway is a member. Then you continue to the current border station between Russia and Norway, Storskog, where you stop for coffee and a snack. On the way back to Kirkenes, you briefly stop at the top of Prestfjell Mountain to admire the view of both the town and your waiting Hurtigruten ship.