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Andersgrotta is a civilian bombshelter from WW2. Inside the bomb shelter you can get a feeling of how life must have been during the more than 300 ocations when civilian took refuge here.
The Pasvik valley is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe and known for its big brown bear population.
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.
Look into nature surroundings on russian side of the border, while enjoying the steaming hot jacuzzi.
Welcome to join for an unforgettable King Crab Fishing tour in Kirkenes. Our fisherman meets you at the hurtigruten harbour or at the hotel reception in Kirkenes. We drive through town, and head us to our safari office, where all the protective clothing will be shared. After a short instruction , how to behave in a fishing boat, we head us to the open fjord / sea.
The tour starts from the centre of Kirkenes at 9 am. There is a visa and passport control before and after crossing the russian border. As we drive towards Pechenga our guide will tell you interesting history of this area: colonising of the territories along the border, changing of nationalities, wars and the nowadays situation.
We go by bus from Kirkenes to Svanvik that is situated at the beautiful Pasvik valley approximately 40 kilometres from the town. At Svanvik we will get a guided tour in the National Centre before watching a short film about the nature of this area. We do a security check and put on life vests before boarding the riverboat.