Barents-Safari

Great adventures in Norwegian Lapland since 1996.

At summer we offer Riverboat Safaris to the Russian borderline and Quad Safaris to the Russian border, Pasvik Valley, and to the Barents Sea.

At winter we offer different Snowmobile Safaris to the Siberian taiga forest in Pasvik, Barents Sea, Neiden and Finland. King crabs, Hunting the Northern Lights.

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Summer:

Riverboat Safari to Boris Gleb - an icon of the Norwegian-Russian border history. 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 border that you can almost touch it!

King Crab Safari by riverboat to Boris Gleb. Meet and eat the King crab from our crab pots. We serve you fresh King Crab with white wine, cloudberries with cream, followed by coffee or tea. Fully licensed.

Quad Safari to 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.

Quad Safari to the Pasvik Valley. After starting 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. 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.

Midnight Sun Quad Safari to the Barents Sea. After driving to  the border crossing point between Russia and Norway, Storskog, we will pass a wild and fascinating mountain scenery, drive along the small border river between Russia and Norway. Finally will we reach the Barents Sea and a former settlement, called Grense Jakobselv with the King Oscar II’s stone chapel.

 

Winter:

Snowmobile Safaris to the Siberian taiga forest in the Pasvik valley. Cultural and historical guided tours. Different durations, fresh king crabs, hunting the northern lights.

Snowmobile Safari to the Barents Sea. Guided trip over the high mountains to Grense Jakobselv and the Barents Sea. We pass by Norwegian and Russian border guard towers / border station and pay a visit to King Oscars II’s Chapel. Light lunch, tea / coffee and dried reindeer meat.

Snowmobile Safari to Neiden and Finland. We pay a visit to St. Georg’s Chapel (Norway’s smallest Russian orthodox chapel) and Skoltefossen waterfall. We eat lunch at Neiden Mountain Inn and then pay a visit across the Finnish border to Nätämä to do some shopping before we return.