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Pasvik Nature Reserve

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Address: Municipality of Sor Varanger, Kirkenes, Norway

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A must see attraction when visiting Kirkenes

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... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 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 and signs forbid telephoto photos of over 200mm zoom. The National Park headquarters was well... More 

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Moenchaltdorf, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
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95 reviews
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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. Sydvaranger Gruve is something most Norwegians have heard of, but I think very few know... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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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 time to read and understand the need for this reserve. There is a cafe/restaurant on... More 

Thank tom g
Sarpsborg, Norway
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30 reviews
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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 me on the ride with his boat up and back Pasvik River, through the lush... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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. The drive up the valley was interesting. We had an excellent local guide called Frank... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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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 young lady laughed when I asked about the Norwegian Forest Cat. (Here, they're just called... More 

3 Thank Deborah K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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 ducks, swans, geese and a few waders. Road to Nyrud is diabolical so drive carefully.... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 couple of moose/elk cross the road as well as dozens of Reindeer. The only problem... More 

3 Thank wayne_isc
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

In the most eastern part of Norway, between Russia and Finland, you can visit Pasvik Nasjonal Park. This is the most western part of the big forest, stretching all the way from Siberia. That means a big diversity of birds, you can´t find elsewhere in Europe. You can drive to the edge of the park, where you can camp, fish,... More 

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