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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 14 July 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 14 September 2017
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Municipality of Sor Varanger, Kirkenes, Norway
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

From Kirkenes to Nyrud its about a 2 hour drive each way but well worth it - its got a pretty mild micro-climate so its a bit greener and less harsh then much of the rest the area. On the way down we saw a...More

4  Thank wayne_isc
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Reviewed 14 July 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

1  Thank 731ingeh
Reviewed 14 September 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

2  Thank JJ-Whippet53
Reviewed 4 February 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

Thank grevillia
Reviewed 21 July 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.

Thank HeinzHeld
Reviewed 7 July 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

2  Thank tormodel
Reviewed 14 February 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

Thank tom g
Reviewed 14 December 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

Thank hans476
Reviewed 28 June 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

3  Thank Val C
Reviewed 20 June 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

3  Thank deborahk143
Reviewed 23 May 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

2  Thank PeterM98
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