Tread carefully

Leave our place in its beautiful state so that future generations can also enjoy their stay

A guideline for our guests

Our biggest and most important treasure is nature. Here you can breathe in clean air, drink the world’s best spring water either straight from the water tap or from a crystal clear river. We must take care of this treasure and the main reason why you visiting us!

  • We highly recommend to book a guided tour. You will be guided through the nature in a gentle and professional way
  • Follow your guide`s instructions
  • Do not leave anything in nature: take away your rubbish and use toilet facilities
  • Do not leave traces in nature: always use marked paths, use existing campfire sites (remember that lighting fires in nature areas is not allowed from April 15 to September 15)
  • Respect wildlife and plant life
  • Use locally: what you can buy on the spot, buy it on the spot. Use local guides when traveling
  • Show respect for locals and other hikers. It is quite common to greet each other in nature.
  • Remember that silence is part of the experience.
  • If you take pictures of people around please ask them if it’s ok
  • There are special rules in Pasvikdalen and in the Upper Pasvik National Park. For example, it is not allowed to light a fire with fallen wood. More info:

We care and hope you care too.
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Have a great time in Kirkenes!

Pasvikturist works according to the following 10 sustainability principles and our goal is to create a sustainable tourism industry in Sør-Varanger Municipality.

Conservation of nature, culture and environment
13.1. Cultural richness
To respect, further develop and highlight the local community’s historical cultural heritage, authentic culture, traditions and distinctive features.
13.2. The physical and visual integrity of the landscape
To preserve and further develop landscape quality, both for urban and rural areas, so that the landscape’s physical and visual integrity is not degraded.
13.3. Biodiversity
To support the conservation of natural areas, wildlife and habitats, and minimize their destruction.
13.4. Clean environment and resource efficiency
To minimize pollution of air, water and land by tourism companies and tourists (including noise), as well as to minimize the generation of their waste and the consumption of scarce and non-renewable resources.

Strengthening social values
13.5. Local quality of life and social values
To preserve and strengthen the quality of life in the local community, including social structures, access to resources, facilities and public goods for all, as well as avoid any form of social degradation and exploitation. 13.6. Local control and commitment
To engage and empower the local community and local stakeholders in terms of planning, decision-making and the development of local tourism. 13.7. Job quality for tourism employees
To strengthen the quality of tourism jobs (directly and indirectly), including wage levels and working conditions without discrimination based on gender, race, disability or other factors.
13.8. Guest satisfaction, security and quality of experience
To ensure safe, satisfying and enriching experiences for all tourists regardless of gender, race, disability or other factors.

Economic viability
13.9. Economically viable and competitive tourism destinations through local value creation
To ensure the viability and competitiveness of tourism destinations in a long-term perspective, by maximizing the value creation of tourism in the local community, including what tourists leave behind of values ​​locally. 13.10. Economically viable and competitive tourism companies
To ensure the viability and competitiveness of tourism companies in a long-term perspective.

You are welcome to ask us about our green profile