ATV/Quad safari to the Norwegian border (Kirkenes)
Jump onto a quad bike and ride off to explore the area around Kirkenes and peer across the border.
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
Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed
Valid driver’s license 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.
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.