Riverboat to the Norwegian Border (Kirkenes)

Explore the Russian-Norwegian frontier by traveling through a part of the Pasvik River, which acts as a natural border for the two countries.

  • Journey from Kirkenes by riverboat down the Pasvik River.
  • Marvel at beautiful scenery and learn about the area’s wildlife.
  • Visit the Norwegian-Russian border and hear about its history
  • Enjoy hot drinks and cloudberries with cream.
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct), Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    2 hours, 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 225

  • Notices

    Life vests are provided.

Join us for a guided riverboat tour of the Pasvik River, which serves as the natural boundary between Russia and Norway, two countries steeped in history and culture.

On the river, you’ll learn hear about the history of the Sámi, an Indigenous people renowned for their nomadic reindeer herding. Listen to the stories of Russia’s first martyrs, St. Boris and St. Gleb, and also of St. Trifon from the Pechenga Monastery, the northernmost monastery in the world.

At the border, you’ll go ashore and learn a more about Norway’s relationship with its neighbor. Then, we’ll settle down for a warm drink and a traditional Norwegian favorite: cloudberries and cream.

Leisurely traveling back on the water, our guide will speak about the teeming animal and plant life that thrives in the area. Reindeer, fish, and bears make this one of the most diverse wilderness areas in Norway.


  • Disembarking port: Kirkenes
  • Embarking Port: Kirkenes
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Available From: June 1 – September 10
  • Transportation: Riverboat
  • Meals on the trip: Coffee/tea, cloudberries with cream
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing.