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2012

Summer activities in Kirkenes


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Activity

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KS 1 Andersgrotta Andersgrotta is a wartime bomb-shelter and was reopened for visitors in 1990. A guided tour and a video are showing why and how this bombing affected the civilians in Kirkenes. Located in town centre. Radius Kirkenes, Tel: +47 78 97 05 40 www.radius-kirkenes.com

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KS 6 Sightseeing to the Russian border and the mining town Bjørnevatn A guided trip by bus to the Russian border and the mining town Bjørnevatn. First we visit the border and have views of the Russian community of Boris Gleb on the other side. Your guide will provide information on the various historical events which took place in this area. We continue to the mining town Bjørnevatn which has gone through dramatic changes over the last years. The mines were closed in 1996 and reopened in 2009. Here we gain an insight into 90 years of mining history. We continue our trip to the viewpoint «Storfjell» where we get a nice view over the fjord. Pasvikturist AS, Tel: +47 78 99 50 80 / +47 415 44 346 www.pasvikturist.no

KS 32 Sightseeing in the Pasvik valley A guided trip by bus to the Pasvik valley. The valley is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe and known for its big brown bear population. You get both a nice nature experience and information about the interesting history of this area right beside Russia. We follow the Pasvik river (border river to Russia) all the way to Svanvik. Visit at the National Park Centre which provides information about fauna and flora. After that we continue to the most interesting sights in the Pasvik valley. We serve coffee/tea before returning to Kirkenes. Pasvikturist AS, Tel: +47 78 99 50 80 / +47 415 44 346 www.pasvikturist.no

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KS 39 Midnight sun at Grense Jakobselv The small village Grense Jakobselv is located close to the Arctic Sea. Only a narrow river separates the village from Russia. Along the border you can observe both Norwegian and Russian border guards. Grense Jakobselv is located about 60 km East of Kirkenes. The tour to Grense Jakobselv is a wonderful nature experience and on a short scale you will experience fjord, mountains, the ocean and the fertile valley. We will be passing King Oscar II’s chapel from 1869, the vicar’s house and take a coffee break on a sandy beach by the Arctic Ocean. Are you tough enough to take a bath in the Arctic Ocean right beside Russia? Don’t forget your bathing suit. Pasvikturist AS, Tel: +47 78 99 50 80 / +47 415 44 346 www.pasvikturist.no

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su= Sunday


Duration

Comment

Nok 100,-

10.3011.00

Children under 12 years: Nok 50,-

11.0011.30

Includes: Guiding in the Andersgrotta, film presentation

0,5 hours

Minimum 2 persons Other times on request for groups of more than 10 persons Valid: 01.05 - 31.08

Nok 500,Children under 12 years: Nok 250,-

13.0015.00

Includes: Transport, guide Minimum 2 persons

2 hours Saturday and Sunday only on request. Valid: May - October

Nok 800,Children under 12 years: Nok 400,-

15.3019.00

Includes: Transport, guide, entrance fee, coffee/tea

3,5 hours

Minimum 2 persons Other days on request. Valid: June - August

Nok 800,Children under 12 years: Nok 400,-

20.3024.00

Includes: Transport, guide, coffee/ tea

3,5 hours

Minimum 2 persons Other days on request. Valid: June - August

Sightseeing trips by bus & guide

15.0015.30

Short trips in Kirkenes

Price pr person


Day

Activity

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KS 15 King Crab Safari by riverboat to the Russian borderline Meet the king crab in our crab traps as we visit Boris Gleb – An Icon of Norwegian-Russian Border History. We serve you cloudberries with cream, coffee/tea at our facility at the borderline. You’ll learn that the cultural history of the Laplanders and the orthodox church of Russia are closely connected to the border area. You’ll be as close to the borderline that you can almost touch it. However, trespassing is illegal! Fully licensed. Souvenirs available. Barents Safari – Incoming Kirkenes, Tel: +47 901 90 594 www.barentssafari.no

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KS16 King Crab Safari by riverboat to the Russian borderline, with king crab meal Meet and eat the king crab from our crab traps, as we visit Boris Gleb – An Icon of Norwegian-Russian Border History. You follow our riverboats from Kirkenes to our facility at the Russian borderline. We serve you King Crab with accessories, white wine, cloudberries with cream, followed by coffee or tea. While the crabs are being prepared, you’ll learn that the cultural history of the Laplanders and the Orthodox Church of Russia are closely connected to the border area. You’ll be as close to the borderline that you can almost touch it! However, trespassing is illegal. Fully licensed. Souvenirs available. Barents Safari – Incoming Kirkenes, Tel: +47 901 90 594 www.barentssafari.no

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KS 17 River boat trip along the Russian borderline in the land of brown bears A very personal tour with much information about history, nature and the way of living in the North. Start from Kirkenes and an app. 20 min drive to our base «Solvang Gård» in the beautiful Pasvik valley. After safety instructions, we go on board and start our trip on the Pasvik River to experience the nature with Russia on the other side. The boat trip takes 1,5 h with several stops on our way. We go ashore on a small island which is half Russian and half Norwegian. This is as close you can get to the Russian border! After the boat trip we will sit down around the fire place and enjoy a local meal + coffee/tea. Pasvikturist AS, Tel: +47 415 44 346 www.pasvikturist.no

KS 29 Idyllic riverboat safari in the very youngest part of Norway A memorable experience with our riverboat in the youngest part of Norway. The tour starts at Nordmo Farm, Holmfoss and goes along the Pasvik river to Skoltefoss. Here we are stopped by the dam near the Russian power plant, where the Skoltefoss used to roar. During the trip, we cross the national border, and sail on the Russian side of the river for a while – legally, without visa. We stop at Harefoss, where we enjoy a meal made of local ingredients. Nordmo Gård Tel: +47 78 99 53 19 www.nordmogard.com

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su= Sunday


Duration

Comment

Nok 890,-

10.0012.30

Includes: Guide, transport from/to Kirkenes, boat trip, warm clothes, rain poncho and life jacket, meal as described in the program.

Children under 12 years: Nok 400,-

2,5 hours

Max 60 persons. Valid: 01.06 - 15.09.

Nok 1190,Children under 12 years: Nok 500,-

14.0017.00 3 hours

Includes: Guide, transport from/to Kirkenes, boat trip, warm clothes, rain poncho and life jacket, meal as described in the program. Max 60 persons. Other times on request for groups of minimum 6 persons Valid: 01.06 - 15.09.

Nok 1150,Children under 12 years: Nok 575,-

15.00 19.00

Includes: Transport, guide, boat trip, meal, coffee/ tea

4 hours

Minimum 2 persons Other days on request Valid: 10.06 - 10.09

Nok 1200,Children under 12 years: Nok 600,-

16.0021.00 5 hours Must be booked in advance

Includes: Transport from/to Kirkenes or airport/Hurtigruten, guide, boat trip and food. Valid: 15.06 - 20.09.

Tours by riverboat

Price pr person


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Activity

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KS 34 King Crab Tour

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KS 40 King Crab fishing in Kirkenes

Our King Crab catch will be prepared on the campfire and served in a simple, but beautiful surrounding. Kirkenes Fjord Fiske, Tel.: +47 482 80 801 www.fjord-fiske.no

Just 50 meters from Thon Hotel in Kirkenes we start the most unforgettable King Crab fishing day. When we have enough King Crab on a board for a huge lunch, we enjoy it in a cosy dining area in a fisherman’s house or in the sea restaurant. Welcome to a real King Crab experience! Radius Kirkenes, Tel: +47 78 97 05 40 www.radius-kirkenes.com

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KS 41 King crab cruise Join us in a comfortable fjord cruise where we catch the king crab. You can se, hold, take pictures and, of course, learn a lot about these magnificent animals. The meal – a big one with all trimmings – is served in comfortable lounges while we move about our beautiful fjords. Grenseløs AS, Tel. +47 901 90 347 www.kongekrabbecruise.no

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KS 42 Fjord cruise Join us on a fjord cruise and try your luck in fishing. We can feed seabirds with some of the catch, and, perhaps, see the sea-eagle if the fortune is with us. Some of the catch is cooked on board and served with salad and warm bread. Grenseløs AS, Tel. +47 901 90 347 www.kongekrabbecruise.no

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su= Sunday


Duration

Comment

Nok 850,-

18.0023.00

Includes: Guide, transport from/to Kirkenes, necessary clothing, King Crab meal, boat trip.

Children under 12 years: Nok 450,-

5 hours

Valid: 01.05 - 30.09.

Nok 1500,Children 5-11 years: Nok 750,Swimming in the Barents Sea: Nok 500,(with King Crab Safari only)

Nok 1150,Children under 12 years: Nok 600,-

08.3011.30

Includes: Protective clothing, huge king crab meal, boat tour

13.0016.00

Minimum 2 persons

3 hours

Valid: 10.05-20.10

14.0017.00

Includes: Guide, 3-hour voyage and a meal including king crab, salad, dressings, warm bread and white wine/mineral water.

3 hours

Other tours on request Valid: 01.05-30.11.

Nok 1800,Children under 12 years: Nok 900,-

4-5 hours

Includes: Guide, 4-5 hour fishing trip, fishing equipment, and a meal including cooked fish, salad, warm bread and white wine/mineral water. Tours on request, minimum 10 persons Valid: 01.05-30.11.

Fishing trips/Fjord trips

Price pr person


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Activity

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KS 35 Quad Safari (ATV) to the Russian border After we have picked you up (ca. 20 minutes prior departure) and introduced you to our safety instructions, will we start to the viewpoint Kjerringstupet, where you will learn more about the history and culture of this region. We also stop our quads at the iron ore mines at Sydvaranger, before we finally reach the Russian border at Skafferhullet, a former border crossing point, from where we can observe a Russian dwelling and a Russian chapel. At today’s border crossing between Russia & Norway, Storskog, we will have a break with coffee/tea. We will return to Kirkenes via Prestefjellet, viewpoint over Kirkenes and the harbour. Ulf Hildonen AS – Incoming Kirkenes, Tel.: +47 908 88 415 www.barentssafari.no

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KS 36 Quad Safari (ATV) in the Pasvik Valley After we have picked you up (ca. 20 minutes prior departure) and introduced you to our safety instructions, will we start into the Siberian Taiga Forest. We stop at a bear’s cave and visit the Hight 96, where we can have a look at the Russian city Nikel and a coffee/tea break. Then will we drive to Svanvik, where we visit the Øvre Pasvik National Park Center, the Svanvik Chapel, and the border river between Norway and Russia. Return to Kirkenes. Ulf Hildonen AS – Incoming Kirkenes, Tel.: +47 908 88 415 www.barentssafari.no

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KS 37 Quad (ATV) Midnight Sun Safari, Barents Sea After we have picked you up (ca. 20 minutes prior to departure) and introduced you to our safety instructions, will we first drive to Storskog, the official border crossing point between Russia and Norway. Then we will pass a wild and fascinating mountain scenery, drive along the small border river between Russia and Norway, where we can see watch towers and boundary posts. And finally will we reach the Barents Sea and a former settlement, called Grense Jakobselv with the King Oscar II’s stone chapel. We will enjoy a little coffee/tea break before we head back to Kirkenes. Ulf Hildonen AS – Incoming Kirkenes, Tel.: +47 908 88 415 www.barentssafari.no

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KS 43 Husky Safari on wheels Pick up by appointment, and we drive to a suitable place to start out with the carts. These are for two persons per vehicle, so you must be prepared to drive yourself. Experience the interaction between yourself and the dogs and enjoy the great nature. Sollia Gjestegård, Tel.: +47 78 99 08 20 www.storskog.no

M=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, Sa=Saturday, Su= Sunday


Duration

Comment

Nok 1490,(per pers., 2 persons per ATV)

09.4512.45

Includes: Transport from/to Kirkenes, guide, quad ride, required outfit + helmet, coffee/tea and cookies

Nok 1790,(per pers., 1 person per ATV) Driving licence required!

Nok 1690,(per pers., 2 persons per ATV)

14.0017.00 18.0021.00

Children should be at least 12 years old to be a passenger on the ATV.

3 hours

Valid: 01.05 - 30.09

14.0018.00

Includes: Transport from/to Kirkenes, guide, quad ride, required outfit + helmet, coffee/tea and cookies.

4 hours Nok 1990,(per pers., 1 person per ATV)

Quad safaris

Price pr person

Children should be at least 12 years old to be a passenger on the ATV.

Driving licence required!

Valid: 01.05 - 30.09 Other departure times on request. 20.0001.00 5 hours

Nok 1990,(per pers., 1 person per ATV)

Children should be at least 12 years old to be a passenger on the ATV.

Driving licence required!

Nok 1750,-

Includes: Transport from/to Kirkenes, guide, quad ride, required outfit + helmet, coffee/tea and cookies.

Valid: 01.05 - 30.09

10.0014.00

Includes: Transport, husky tour, light lunch.

4 hours

Tour on request, every day. Other times on request. Max 5 persons Valid: 01.05 - 31.10.

Husky tours

Nok 1690,(per pers., 2 persons per ATV)


Welcome to Kirkenes The frontier town at 70°North 30°East There is a whole range of activities waiting for you in the frontier town of Kirkenes. Join one or more of the scheduled trips and excursions offered and gain an insight into the rich culture and history of this region. Visit the surroundings and experience the fantastic nature we have! • Kirkenes and the municipality of Sør-Varanger has approximately 9500 inhabitants. Finnmark is Norway’s northernmost county, and it is the largest in Norway • Kirkenes is as far east as Istanbul and Cairo, and as far north as Point Barrow in Alaska. • The Midnight sun can be seen in Kirkenes from the 18th May until the 26th July. • The average temperatures in Kirkenes are: May +5º C, June +8º C, July +14º C, August +11º C. • Sights in Kirkenes: The Borderland Museum and Savio Museum, Andersgrotta, Russian monument, monument «Mothers in war», viewpoint Prestefjell. • Shopping: Kirkenes has a wide selection of shops and services, as well as a shopping center, «AMFI Kirkenes», where you will find among other things the pharmacy, the post office and the liquor store. Please ask for a city map for more information. • Restaurants: Gapahuken restaurant, Gabba restaurant, Ritz, Rica Arctic Hotel, Rica Hotel Kirkenes, Thon Hotel, Pizzeria Siciliana, Shang Hai Restaurant, Surf & Turf, Tanjas Spiseri (in AMFI), Sparelandkaféen, Centrum Café. • Accommodation: Rica Arctic Hotel, Rica Hotel Kirkenes, Thon Hotel, Barents Frokost Hotel, Hotel Wessel, Sollia Gjestegård, as well as private accomodation, camping ground, and cabin rental. • Bars and pubs: Ritz, Ofelas, Rallarn Pub, Henry’s Bar (Rica Arctic Hotel). • Other activities: Cinema, swimming pool, fitness center, hiking, fishing and hunting.


Booking and information Excursions are to be booked at your hotel reception or through the operators. • Cancelling: Booked activities must be cancelled one day in advance, before 3 pm, if not you will have to pay 100% of the price (other cancelling rules for groups) • We recommend bringing warm clothes/good shoes along. On most of the excursions warm clothes are incl. in the price. • The operators have the right to cancel excursions in case of bad weather/driving conditions. • Some activities run all year, please check each activity. • Some activities include a meal. They are signed with the symbol knife and fork. • All tours depart from Kirkenes and transport from/to Kirkenes is incl. in the price. Other places of departure on request (hotel, harbour, airport etc.). • We can take no responsibility for any possible errors or lack of information. Changes (prices, time of departure..) may also have been made after the brochure was printed.

More information about Kirkenes: www.kirkenesinfo.no


FOOD...

NATURE...

DAILY TOURS: at 09.45, 14.00, 18.00 and 20.00

BOOKING:

Gapahuken Restaurant Sollia Gjesteg책rd

Ulf Hildonen tel 908 88 415, or Hotel Reception

Kulinariske, lokale retter: Kongekrabbe, reinfilet, havlaks m.m. Culinary, local dishes: King crab, reindeer fillet, arctic salmon and more.


... IN THE BORDERLAND

ADVENTURES... NORDMO GÅRD wishes you welcome to a riverboat trip on the Pasvik River this summer!

Visit us on www.nordmogard.com

Adr: Storskog/Sollia • Tel: +47 789 90820 • www.storskog.no Åpent/open: 15/6-29/8. Tirs-Søn*/Tues-Sun* 15-22 (*15-19)


Wilderness Restaurant

Local food made by open fireplace – a unique experience Table reservation: Tel: +47 78 97 05 40 www.radius-kirkenes.com

BORIS GLEB ELVEBÅTTURER - RIVER BOAT TOURS NEW! King Crab Safari by riverboat Daily 10.00 and 14.00

BOOKING: +47 901 90 594 / hotel reception


Cover photos: Pasvikturist AS, Barents Safari, Steinar Wikan. Graphic production: Dagfinn Hansens Trykkeri AS, 9900 Kirkenes

Live by the sea At Thon Hotel Kirkenes you can experience the midnight sun from our comfortable lounge chairs on the quay side. If the sun is out, you’ll fi nd it here! Why not try our Finnmarks menu in “Restaurant 69°North”. From your table you will have wonderful views of the fjord and we guarantee a tasteful experience! Thon Hotel Kirkenes Johan Knutsensgt. 11, N-9900 Kirkenes, Tel +47 78 97 10 50 kirkenes@thonhotels.no • www.thonhotels.no\kirkenes

Kirkenes Summer 2012 - English  

in Kirkenes 2012 KS 39 Midnight sun at Grense Jakobselv KS 1 Andersgrotta KS 32 Sightseeing in the Pasvik valley Day Activity M Tu W Th F Sa...