Northern Lights

Due to it`s dry and cold continental climate, Kirkenes is one of the best spots in Norway to observe the Northern lights. All tours take place late in the afternoon or evening since it is the best time to see the Northern Lights. Lights can be observed already from September to March. The tours are conducted far away from artificial light so that the northern lights are even more beautiful and easier to observe. We can not give guarantee of seeing the northern lights but all tours are a great adventure in an Arctic winter landscape.

KI17 Northern lights by Aurora Express

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A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction toward the Finnish border. We go to the location where we have the biggest chance to see the Aurora. We never know when the Aurora shows up (Northern light can not be guaranteed).

Period: 01.10 – 31.03
Duration: 21:00 – 23:30

950 NOK per person
475 NOK per child from 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons
included transportation, guide.

KI33 Hunting for the Northern Lights along the Russian border

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An exclusive northern-light tour in small groups from 2 to max 12 persons, with a personal touch and a local guide. This tour is suitable for families/children. A trip on which our guests sits safely and warmly in a sled (perfect for those who don’t wish to drive a snowmobile but still want to get out into the trail. Perfect for photographers). This tour starts from Kirkenes with a 20 min drive by minibus to Solvang Farm in Pasvik, with guiding en route and stop at viewpoint “Storfjell”. The valley forms the border with Russia and is a fantastic wilderness area. At our base camp at Solvang Farm, we pack you well in before we head off by snowmobile and sled on the frozen river right to the Norwegian-Russian border. The hunt for the Northern Lights begins. After the sled trip, we gather in a cosy hut around an open fire and servea hot beverage.
NB: The guests sit in a sled and don’t drive the snowmobile themselves. No guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights-that depens on weather conditions.

Period: 01.01 – 31.03
Duration:  19:00 – 23:00

1650 NOK per person
825 NOK per child 4-11 years
Discount for families and groups.
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 12 persons.
included transportation from/to hotel, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, hot beverage


KI04 Northern lights safari by Snowmobile

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Pick up at hotel. Snowmobile trip starts from our base camp 6 km away from Kirkenes. Guided tour. Several stops on our way to hunt for the Northern lights in spectacular surroundings. Before start by snowmobile our guide gives you a driving lesson and security briefing. We cannot guarantee a sighting of the Northern Lights – this relies on weather conditions.Transfer back to Kirkenes.
NOTE: to drive a snowmobile is a valid drivers license required. Persons without a license can only participate as passengers.
Tours by snowmobile are not suitable for children under 7 years.

Period: 01.12 – 31.03
: 17:45 – 21:00

1890 NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)
2190 NOK per person (1 person per snowmobile)
945 NOK per child 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, snack, coffea/tea

KI08  Northern lights – King Crab – Snowmobile

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Pick up at hotel. Guided snowmobile tour to our catching places on the ice (if ice conditions are safe, otherwise we pick the crabs in the harbour). King Crab Catch. Driving tour by snowmobile (2 person per snowmobile). During the trip we will have several stops to be able to watch the northern lights. After the snowmobile ride we sit by the campfire in the lavvo and enjoy fresh king crabs with garnish + coffee and tea. Transfer back to Kirkenes.
NOTE: to drive a snowmobile, a valid driving license is required. Persons without a license can only participate as passengers. 
Tours by snowmobile are not suitable for children under 7 years.

Period: 15.12 – 20.04 (in April not as Northern light tour)
Duration: 17:45 – 21:30

2100 NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)

2490 NOK per person (1 person per snowmobile)
NOK per child 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, warm winter clothing, helmet, shoes , King Crab meal, coffea/tea.

KI54 Hunting the Northern lights by Snowmobile

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A wonderful journey awaits you. You will be transferred from your hotel in Kirkenes to  Kirkenes Snowhotel where you will be kitted out in warm protective clothing and given a lesson on how to handle your snowmobile. There will be 2 people per snowmobile, with many chances to change drivers and with short photostops on the way. Note: you need to be 18 or over and have a valid cardriver’s license in order to drive the snowmobile.
Underage passengers are welcome – but the tour is not suitable for children under 10 years old.

Period: 01.12 – 20.04 (in April not as Northern light tour)
Duration: 21:00 – 23:00

2600  NOK per person (2 persons per snowmobile)
1300 NOK per child from 10 – 11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide, warm clothing, helmet.

KI14 Evening tour dog sledging incl dinner and overnight stay (1 night)

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Exclusive tour in the beautiful Pasvik valley, where you drive your own sledge. Tour with max 8 guests so an early booking is highly recommended.

Day 1: Pick up at hotel. We drive by car from Kirkenes to our base in Pasvik, app. 1 hour. Pasvikdalen is one of the last wilderness areas in Europe. Tour by dog sledges along the Norwegian- Russian border and into the Siberian forest. You drive you own dog sledge (2 persons per sledge). Driving distance is app. 12 km (depends on weather and snow conditions). In good conditions, you will see the northern lights dance across the skies. We end the trip with a delicious meal served in a Sami lavvu.
Overnight stay in Pasvik valley at cosy Guesthouse in double rooms incl breakfast

Day 2: Breakfast. 8.30 transfer back to Kirkenes/Kirkenes airport. Arrival time in Kirkenes/airport at 10.00

Please note:
Normal physical health is required, as our guests are involved in attaching/removing the harnesses and driving the dog sledges by themselves.
Guests with a really bad back or with problems walking is not recommended to join in on our tours since they are done not only on flat terrain, bumps on the track and balance is needed. You will be two persons per sled, one sitting in and one running the sled. We do not have one guide per sled – so if you for some reason do not want to run the sled at all, we need to know when the tour is booked
The menu is set on our tours and if you have special food preferances we need to know that already when you book.

Period: 26.11 – 21.04 (in April not as Northern light tour)
Duration: 17:00 – 10:00 (next day). Not available on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please send your date and we will check.

3500 NOK per person in double room
2400 NOK per child from 7 – 11 years old
Single room suplement: 300 NOK per person
Minimum 2 persons, maximum 8 persons.
included transportation, warm clothing, coffee/tea, dinner, breakfast, 1 night at Guesthouse. (Special dietary requirements must be stated at the time of booking)

KI50N Kirkenes Husky evening tour and Northern light hunt

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This tour is one of the best ways to travel in the Arctic Tundra. You get warm clothing and will be taken to your husky team.
Our musher drives the sledge, and guests are taking part as passangers (2  per sledge). There will be short stops en route for Northern light hunt and for photos.
Your tour includes transfers to and from your hotel in Kirkenes. Normal physical condition is necessary to participate.

Period: 01.12 – 20.04 (in April not as Northern light tour)
Duration: 21:00 – 23:00

2400 NOK per person

1200 NOK per child 7-11 years old
Minimum 2 persons.
included transportation, guide,  warm clothing, hot beverage

Info, pictures, video about Northern light:

Many of our winter activities like Snowmobile safaris, husky safaris, King Crab Safaris are subject to change due to weather- and ice conditions. As a responsible tour operator Pasvikturist AS reserves the right to change the routing and the duration of the excursions without prior notice. The driver of the snowmobile is held liable for damages caused to the vehicle. Northern lights can never be guaranteed on the excursions.


The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

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Info i forbindelse med Korona-virus:

Pasvikturist drifter som normalt men er kun tilgjengelig på telefon/epost mellom 10.00 – 14.00 (publikums lokaler for besøkende vil holdes stengt fra mandag 16. Mars)

Siden Norsk institutt for folkehelse har iverksatt strenge forbud mot reiser til og inn i landet blir de fleste av våre utflukter og turer kansellert frem til 31. Mars.

Turer til Russland/Visum:

Helsedirektoratet oppfordrer alle til å unngå fritidsreiser og reiser som ikke er strengt nødvendige.

Pasvikturist anbefaler derfor alle med å avvente å planlegge reiser til Russland (dvs avvente med visum søknader, billett bestillinger osv).

De søknader som allerede er innlevert kan ikke trekkes tilbake. Billetter som allerede er bestilt kan ikke avbestilles kostnadsfritt.

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Info about Corona virus:

Pasvikturist operates normally and is available only by phone/email between 10.00 – 14.00 (our office for visitors will be closed from Monday 16. March)

Since the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has implemented strict bans on travel to and inside the country, most of our excursions and trips are cancelled until 31 March.


Tours to Russia / Visa:

Pasvikturist recommends everyone to wait to plan trips to Russia.

Applications that have already been submitted cannot be withdrawn. Tickets already booked can not be cancelled without any cost.

We hope the situation will calm down and that we can start our business as usual as soon as possible.

In case of any questions please contact us per email or call us on +47 78 99 50 80