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60 km from Kirkenes is a small village on the Arctic coast. King Oskar II built his stone chapel here in 1869. The beautiful beaches here are very popular with locals and visitors on warm summer days.
On the road to Grense Jakobselv, you pass Storskog border station, Norway’s only official border crossing point to Russia.
The municipality borders both Russia and Finland. Geographically, we are as far east as St. Petersburg and Cairo! Russian signposts, Finnish language, Sami culture and the Barents Sea.
There is so much to experience here in Kirkenes, you will go home a richer person.
Picturesque and lively small community with shops, a post office and school approx. 95 km west of Kirkenes.
Welcome to Vadsø – where the sky is high and the horizon wide – by the powerful Arctic Ocean. This is home to the exotic king crab and close to 100 species of bird in a beautiful, colourful and vital countryside.
Sørøya Havfiskecruise LTD organises activities such as deep-sea fishing, lake fishing, island hopping (hunters and ski fanatics) and other guided tours for tourists, companies and others. Our catamaran MB Havcruise is specially designed for deep-sea fishing too. Full boarding and a good sleep on board after a long and exiting adventure at land or sea.
Erected in 1977 in memory of the large Finnish/Kven immigration to Norwegian Lapland in the 19th century, giving Vadsø the nickname “the Kven capital”.
Exhibition on Hurtigrute quay, Vadsøya, on fishing in the Varangerfjord and the airships, «Norge» and «Italia» on their expeditions to the North Pole in 1926 and 1928.
Opening hours 20 May-30 Sept 07.30-08.15 (arrival of Hurtigrute boat) – at other times on request.
As far up from the River Karasjoka as you can hear a dog barking is the Haldecohkka (the Halde top). From this holy mountain you have a 360 degree view of the sky and a perfect place to experience the magical northern light (Aurora Borealis).
7 days of different activities and adventures in the land of the northern light. Visit the Norwegian Sámi capitol - Karasjok and try snowshoeing, skiing, visit a reindeer herder, dog sledding and more while you stay at the truly unique Engholm Husky Lodge.
Feel the pleasure of being out in the wilderness and the rewarding feeling of having spent a night out in the fresh air. You can sleep under the open sky, on braches under a traditional Scandinavian improvised shelter or maybe even in an igloo, all depending on the time of the year and the weather conditions.
This is a great opportunity to do something new, lower your shoulders and learn new outdoor skills. Great food and stories also falls within.