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Riverboat to the Russian border – Hurtigruten land excursion

Riverboat safari, Pasvik river. Photo by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, www.nordnorge.comRiverboat to the Russian border. Come and join this trip on the river and experience the unique history, beautiful scenery and rich array of animal life that this intriguing area has to offer.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

By the time you reach the jetty, the river boats will be ready and waiting to take you up the Pasvik river, a river with a cultural history dating back thousands of years. This is the place to hear about the history of the Sami people, the sacred Princes Boris and Gleb, St. Trifon of the Pechenga Monastery and to see the rich animal and plant life that thrives in this area.

The Russian border. Photo by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Russian border

Reindeer, fish and bears make this one of the most exciting wilderness areas in Norway. At the border we go ashore and learn a little bit more about Norway’s relationship with its neighbour to the East, Russia, before being served a hot drink complimented by cloudberries with cream.

Practical info:

The Pasvik river. Kirkenes. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The Pasvik river

Duration: 2 hours 30 min
Included: Coffee/tea and cloudberries with cream
Transportation: River boat
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Life vests will be provided.
Available: June 1- September 30. Land excursion #7B

Bodo area Arctic Norway. Photo by Roger Johansen

Sunset in Bodo area

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
Cruise Arctic coast & North Cape, 7 nights
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights
Cruise package Bergen-Kirkenes-Oslo, 10 nights

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