Russian border Expedition 4 hours
Only metres away from our great neighbour in the east!
Are you ready to catch the Arctic wind and learn how to drive this classic and vital northern vehicle? From its invention, the snowmobile has been as important as the car in the north of Scandinavia and Kirkenes.
The Sami people embraced it first, for reindeer herding, and others soon saw its use to travel and transportation. Snowhotel Kirkenes has provided snowmobile tours for a long time. We have the experience and knowledge to offer a snowmobile adventure worthy of your maybe once in a lifetime, Norway or Europe winter holiday. Riding a snowmobile can be challenging, but with professional guides and local knowledge of landscape & whether you will be perfectly safe on the snowmobile, and at the same time, you will have FUN! Explore the northern Norwegian tundra.
Step by step schedule of the package showing all activities and accommodations, view it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.
Transfer from Kirkenes Scandic and Thon hotel reception is at the time and hotel you have chosen upon booking.
If you already are at Snowhotel the meeting place is at the Gabba Restaurant or Snowhotel Reception at your chosen time upon booking this tour.
13:00 - 17:00.
10 years old.
After dressing up in warm winter clothes, our guide will give you safety instructions on how to operate the snowmobile. You will be sharing the snowmobile with another person, during the snowmobile ride you can switch, drivers place any time. Your guide will be driving the snowmobile in front and will lead the way into the snowy landscape.
On this tour, we will drive far into the Pasvik Valley to the Russian border at the Pasvik River. Through beautiful forest landscape, a part of the primordial Russian taiga, and in the end, you will be only meters away from our great neighbour in the east. On the way, we will stop at a cabin for a short lunch break.
In the Snowhotels restaurant, there is coffee and tea available at any time and food to purchase if you like.
During the snowmobile tour, we will provide a picnic-style lunch.
At the Snowhotel, our guides will provide you with warm winter clothing - winter overall suit, boots, helmets & mittens. However, we recommend dressing in warm winter clothing and layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather.
Valid Category B Drivers license.