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Pasvik Nature Reserve

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Surprising scenery so far north of Norway

When traveling from the coast at Kirkenes and into the country towards Nyrud, one gets amazed at... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Moss Municipality, Norway
Interesting overview of the Northern Norwegian flora and fauna

We visited this nature reserve and its lodge/conference centre during a coach trip from Kirkenes as... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
Anthony J
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

When traveling from the coast at Kirkenes and into the country towards Nyrud, one gets amazed at nature. This area is very similar to the inner eastern part of the country. Traveling along the border with Russia is, of course, a little special. The police...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 731ingeh
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We visited this nature reserve and its lodge/conference centre during a coach trip from Kirkenes as part of a tour group. Even though it was late June, the weather was atrocious (3C and sleeting) so sadly we did not get to see the botanical garden...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Anthony J
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We visited areas while on a local tour and found the areas very interesting. firstly the river area which we viewed from above and then down close to the area patrolled by Norwegian border patrols. Across the river you could see the Russian patrol tour...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

We joined a rount trip with a guide and we got many interesting information about this area direct at the russian border, we saw ren deers.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank HeinzHeld
Reviewed July 7, 2016

"Flat" rivers, arctic woods, gravel and dirt roads. If you are into that kind of thing. This is for you. If you can stand the mosquitos. And the horse flies. I travelled to Nyrud to see three things - "Sydvaranger Gruve" (mines), Svanvik and Nyrud....More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank tormodel
Reviewed February 14, 2016

The trip from Kirkenes is worth the cost of a tour including this attraction. Be aware taking photographs eastward is forbidden. The Nature Reserve runs an interesting video to give you an idea of the area in all seasons. The displays, upstairs, are worth some...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank tom g
Reviewed December 14, 2015

Writing a review visiting the Ice Hotel in winter, when days are short I feel I have to give a review of visting the same area summertime. This is after all the land of the midnight sun, daylight 24/7. A customer, also a farmer, took...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

We didn't see much wild life but a big range of birds. The visitors centre is an excellent visit with lots of examples of the local wildlife. Great for children with places for them to crawl into and explore and lots of things to touch....More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank ValC776
Reviewed June 20, 2015

We enjoyed the nature reserve and learned a lot about the local flora and fauna at the visitor center. The film they provided had a good amount of info, and the display of animals was quite well done. The staff there were very helpful...and the...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank deborahk143
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Visited in mid-May when despite information on web that one could cruise the forest tracks listening to the owls all the tracks were closed with locked barriers. Bird towers/hides at Fugletarn and Fuglebar (spelling might be wrong) and the Pasvik river was flowing and had...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank PeterM98
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