Jump onto a quadbike ride and ride off to explore the area around Kirkenes and peer across the Russian border.
Explore the area around Kirkenes by quadbike
Get an insight into the history of the area and local mines
Visit the Norwegian-Russian border at Skafferhullet
Enjoy the beautiful vista from atop Prestfjellet Mountain
Level 4: Hard
2 hours 30 min
Minimum number of passengers
Maximum number of passengers
Bring driver’s license. 2 people per vehicle.
Get ready for an exciting two-hour adventure by quadbike, touring the Kirkenes area, including the Russian border.
Our guide will meet us at the quay in Kirkenes and demonstrate how to operate the quadbikes safely and responsibly. We’ll then divide into pairs, one per quadbike, and begin making our way on the roads out of the town.
Our first stop is a viewpoint overlooking Sydvaranger iron mine, established in the early 20th century. The guide will give a brief history of the mine, including its capture, destruction, and subsequent reconstruction during and after WWII.
You’ll then head to Skafferhullet, the former Norwegian-Russian border crossing point before it closed in 1966. Here, we’ll take a break and enjoy a hot drink and snack, within view of a few Russian dwellings and a chapel across the border.
On the way back to the ship, we’ll drive up Prestfjellet Mountain to admire the stunning panoramic view.