King crab cruise in Kirkenes
Take a boat out onto the fjord, pull up the crab pots and watch huge, ugly crabs crawl over the deck. King crab safaris include a sumptuous meal cooked on board —king crab is a prized delicacy.
Bird-watching in Varanger
Varanger is one of the most interesting areas for bird-watching in Europe. Arctic ducks, sea birds on huge bird cliffs, waders in the river mouths and a high concentration of small birds create an impressive spectacle. Bird-watching in Varanger is easily accessible.
Riverboat safari on the Pasvik River
Join a boat trip on the river between Norway and Russia through the quiet forests to the border at Boris Gleb. From here, you can see across the border to the Boris Gleb chapel.
Sightseeing tour in Kirkenes and to the Russian border
Take a two-hour sightseeing tour in the border town of Kirkenes, to the iron ore mines at Bjørnevatn and two border posts with a view into Russia with Pasvikturist AS. Mining history, WWII drama and border issues are all presented.
Dog sledding with cart
The dogs must still be trained in the summer, and you can go dog sledding on wheels. Take a short trip to feel the speed, or a slightly longer one through the forests and plains of Tana.
Quad bike safari
Travel to the Russian border, the Pasvik Valley and Grense Jakobselv, Norway's eastern outpost on the Barents Sea, on a quad bike safari.
Salmon fishing in Tana
Tana is one of Europe's best salmon rivers, and the large salmon swim the river every summer. Fish for salmon in waders, or row out into the stream and fish there.
Deep-sea fishing in the Arctic Ocean
The ocean off Eastern Finnmark is full of fish, and is one of the best areas for deep-sea fishing. Boats from Mehamn fish for cod, halibut, monkfish and king crab. Nordic Safari organise tours.
Boat trips to Hornøya
In the summer, there are daily trips to Hornøya, Norway's easternmost point, to see where 140,000 birds nest. On the island, you follow the trail past the bird cliffs to the bird-watching hide at the lighthouse.
The WWII population of Kirkenes sought refuge in this shelter from the bombing raids between 1941 and 1944, which numbered over 300. A film with historical material and a tour are included, vividly illustrating the life of the civilian population of Kirkenes during the war. Kirkenes Snowhotel arranges tours.