Departure from Kirkenes Airport approx. at 12:00. From here we head south as far as the road goes, to Nyrud where we strap on our skis, fasten our sleds and head into the wilderness. On today's stage, we walk around 10 kilometers in the direction of Grensefoss before setting up camp for the evening. We boil water and enjoy a well-deserved dinner before packing into our bags for the evening.
The name Pasvik carries a certain weight for us nature enthusiasts. The national park is an extended branch of the Siberian taiga. Here we find primeval forest, wetland areas, a few low ridges, small lakes and scattered pine forests. In other words, we are in a unique natural area within Norway's borders. Join us on a different skiing expedition this winter!
- A skiing expedition completely out of the ordinary!
- Great chance of seeing the northern lights along the way
- Overnight at the snow hotel in Kirkenes
- The trip is well suited as a first-time trip with a sled and tent
- Treriksrøysa (Where the Russian, Finnish and Norwegian borders meet)
- A unique nature experience
From Kirkenes Airport it is only two hours to Nyrud, where our skiing expedition starts. Four enchanting days on the Siberian taiga await. We go via Grensefoss to Treriksrøysa, before heading north again across Ødevann and towards Ellenkoia. The last stage takes us out of the national park and to Ellentjørnkoia where we are picked up and transported back to Kirkenes. A final night awaits here in quite spectacular surroundings. We will be staying at the Snøhotellet in Kirkenes.
Our trip to Pasvik is not only a wonderful nature experience, it is also a trip that is very suitable for first-time travelers with sleds and tents. The stages are relatively short, the terrain fairly simple and the route adaptable. The weather in Pasvik in winter is relatively stable, snowy and cold. Pasvik is also located, like the rest of Troms and Finnmark, in the Northern Lights belt. We are therefore crossing our fingers for cloudless winter evenings so that we can experience this spectacular light phenomenon.
We at Norrøna Hvitserk are unanimous in our opinion, this is going to be an unforgettable experience!
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.
Training and preperations
The ski tour in Pasvik is approx. 50 km. The different daily stages will vary from 10-20 kilometres. The trip does not require fitness beyond the normal, but you should be in good shape and have skied a fair amount beforehand to get a positive benefit from the trip.
The terrain itself is relatively easy and flat. On this trip, you will learn routines and get information and tips on how best to plan and carry out a winter expedition on skis with a sled and a tent.
Accommodation and food
We spend the nights during the trip in tents. To limit the weight of your sledge, we recommend sleeping several people in the same tent. We spend the last night at the Snøhotellet in Kirkenes. It will not be possible to have single rooms on this trip.
We prepare the meals we eat in Pasvik together. This will mainly consist of freeze-dried food. On the last evening, we eat a better dinner at Snøhotellet in Kirkenes.
The easiest way to get to Kirkenes Airport is either to fly from or via Oslo with either SAS or Norwegian. Widerøe also has flights to Kirkenes from several locations in Troms and Finnmark.
Since you have to pull your own sled, we recommend packing as efficiently as possible so that you don't end up with too much weight. This is very important to have a successful trip. There is no need for a rigid pull on this trip, a rope pull will do.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
We provide all common equipment such as cooking gear, navigation, communication, satellite phone and basic first aid equipment.
It is important that you pack your clothes and sleeping bag 100% waterproof. Even if you already have a cover on your sleeping bag, it is important that you pack it in a waterproof drybag as well.
TIP: Travel in your outdoor clothes. We recommend that you have the most important outdoor equipment in your hand luggage, for example ski boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.