Skitur i Pasvik@MortenJohansen (6)

Experience Pasvik

Ski adventure with pulk and tent

Experience Pasvik

Ski adventure with pulk and tent

From USD 1248

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!

Highlights

  • 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 pulk 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!

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Dates and booking

Wed 08. Mars - Sun 12. Mars 2023

USD 1248Available

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

CET

Safety

  • 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

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

3/6 Physical

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.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

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.

Other information

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.

Highlights

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Skitur i Pasvik@MortenJohansen (9)

Day 1:From civilization to the wilderness!

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.

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

2-4 hours

DISTANCE

10 km

Skitur i Pasvik@InnovasjonNorge

Day 2:From Grensefoss to Treriksrøysa

We pack up our camp before continuing south towards Grensefoss and Treriksrøysa, where the borders of Russia, Finland and Norway meet. At Treriksrøysa, we are also in three different time zones at the same time. The border area is under continuous supervision, so we put in a final stage to find tonight's camp area, most likely on the shores of Lake Ødevatnet. We do as we did yesterday, set up the tents, eat dinner and wrap ourselves in the bags for a good night's sleep.

We pack up our camp before continuing south towards Grensefoss and Treriksrøysa, where the borders of Russia, Finland and Norway meet. At Treriksrøysa, we are also in three different time zones at the same time. The border area is under continuous supervision, so we put in a final stage to find tonight's camp area, most likely on the shores of Lake Ødevatnet. We do as we did yesterday, set up the tents, eat dinner and wrap ourselves in the bags for a good night's sleep.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

4-6 hours

DISTANCE

15-20 km

Skitur i Pasvik@MortenJohansen (10)

Day 3:Through the heart of Pasvik National Park

We wake up to a new day in beautiful Pasvik! Today we will walk through the heart of the national park, over Lake Ødevatnet, through varied, hilly forest before we come upon a new body of water called Ellenvatnet. If we're lucky, we'll also come across both reindeer and reindeer herders on today's stage. We head across the water and over to Ellenkoia, a small, slatted cottage that is idyllically located right by the water's edge. This is also the place where we camp for the evening.

We wake up to a new day in beautiful Pasvik! Today we will walk through the heart of the national park, over Lake Ødevatnet, through varied, hilly forest before we come upon a new body of water called Ellenvatnet. If we're lucky, we'll also come across both reindeer and reindeer herders on today's stage. We head across the water and over to Ellenkoia, a small, slatted cottage that is idyllically located right by the water's edge. This is also the place where we camp for the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

4-6 hours

DISTANCE

10-15 km

Skitur i Pasvik@MortenJohansen (5)

Day 4:We leave the national park behind us

From Ellenkoia, we embark on the last leg of the trip on skis. We move in a north-easterly direction and follow the waters upwards. During today's stage, we also leave Pasvik National Park. We cross Ellentjønna before arriving at Ellentjørnkoia. Here we are picked up by our transport, which takes us back to Kirkenes. We spend the last night at the Snøhotellet in Kirkenes, a spectacular experience! We eat a tasty 3-course dinner at the hotel's restaurant in the evening and go over the days we have left behind.

From Ellenkoia, we embark on the last leg of the trip on skis. We move in a north-easterly direction and follow the waters upwards. During today's stage, we also leave Pasvik National Park. We cross Ellentjønna before arriving at Ellentjørnkoia. Here we are picked up by our transport, which takes us back to Kirkenes. We spend the last night at the Snøhotellet in Kirkenes, a spectacular experience! We eat a tasty 3-course dinner at the hotel's restaurant in the evening and go over the days we have left behind.

ACCOMMODATION

Snøhotell Kirkenes

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

DISTANCE

10-15 km

Skitur i Pasvik@TerjeRakke (3)

Day 5:Goodbye!

The last day of the tour, unfortunately. We have breakfast at the hotel, check out and turn our noses towards the airport for the morning flight back to Oslo. We hope that the days in Pasvik will give you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new trips in the future!

The last day of the tour, unfortunately. We have breakfast at the hotel, check out and turn our noses towards the airport for the morning flight back to Oslo. We hope that the days in Pasvik will give you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new trips in the future!

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

20 min

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.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

2-4 hours

DISTANCE

10 km

We pack up our camp before continuing south towards Grensefoss and Treriksrøysa, where the borders of Russia, Finland and Norway meet. At Treriksrøysa, we are also in three different time zones at the same time. The border area is under continuous supervision, so we put in a final stage to find tonight's camp area, most likely on the shores of Lake Ødevatnet. We do as we did yesterday, set up the tents, eat dinner and wrap ourselves in the bags for a good night's sleep.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

4-6 hours

DISTANCE

15-20 km

We wake up to a new day in beautiful Pasvik! Today we will walk through the heart of the national park, over Lake Ødevatnet, through varied, hilly forest before we come upon a new body of water called Ellenvatnet. If we're lucky, we'll also come across both reindeer and reindeer herders on today's stage. We head across the water and over to Ellenkoia, a small, slatted cottage that is idyllically located right by the water's edge. This is also the place where we camp for the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

4-6 hours

DISTANCE

10-15 km

From Ellenkoia, we embark on the last leg of the trip on skis. We move in a north-easterly direction and follow the waters upwards. During today's stage, we also leave Pasvik National Park. We cross Ellentjønna before arriving at Ellentjørnkoia. Here we are picked up by our transport, which takes us back to Kirkenes. We spend the last night at the Snøhotellet in Kirkenes, a spectacular experience! We eat a tasty 3-course dinner at the hotel's restaurant in the evening and go over the days we have left behind.

ACCOMMODATION

Snøhotell Kirkenes

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

2 hours

DURATION

4-6 hours

DISTANCE

10-15 km

The last day of the tour, unfortunately. We have breakfast at the hotel, check out and turn our noses towards the airport for the morning flight back to Oslo. We hope that the days in Pasvik will give you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new trips in the future!

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

20 min

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

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.

Travel insurance

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.

Guides

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

2 sets. Not too thick, wear multiple layers if necessary.

2-3 paris. Wool is recommended.

2-3 pairs. Wool or synthetic material.

Medium thickness. Primaloft or down.

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

1 thin pair of wool gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of windproof over mittens for additional warmth and protection. 1 pair of thick wool mittens to wear inside the over mittens. 3 pairs in total. 

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Equipment

50-60 liter capacity.

Remember new/extra batteries.

2-3 litres, with an insulation cover, so they dont freeze. For example Nalgene bottles with wide mouth. They can handle hot water, so you can use them to keep warm in the sleeping bag.

Nordic back country skis, preferably with steel sledges. BC bindings with manual closure, or 75mm bindings. The poles must have large baskets. 

Make sure these fit your skis.

We recommend blue and green kick wax rating. If you want to use skins, we only recommend short skins.
 

Recommended

Clothing

Fleece or wool. 

Down or primaloft.

For evenings and leasure days.

Or a face mask.

To protect your boots against mud, dust and water.

Nice to take it outside the shell trousers. Preferably with a zipper all the way.

Equipment

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

Bed linen and disposable sleep liner are included in the cabins, but if you prefer to bring your own sleep liner/light sleepingbag, you are free to do so.

Useful

Equipment

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

As light at possible. 

There are few or no possibilities to buy this at the cabins. Bring such as chocolate, power bars, nuts, hot drink powder, etc. (We get mostly coffee and tea at the cabins).

We provide

All common equipment such as navigation, communication and satellite phone. In addition to this, we have a large tent that we can eat lunch in if the weather is bad. One of the guides will also pull a sled during the trip to transport this.

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