Pasvik Nature Reserve, Kirkenes

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Pasvik Nature Reserve (Norwegian: Pasvik naturreservat; Russian: заповедник Пасвик, romanized: zapovednik Pasvik) is a bilateral nature reserve located in the valley of Pasvikdalen in Norway and Russia. The nature reserve was established in 1992 (Russia) and 1993 (Norway), and covers an area of 166.4 square kilometers (64.2 sq mi). The Norwegian part, in the municipality of Sør-Varanger, covers 19.1 square kilometers (7.4 sq mi), while the Russian part, in Pechengsky District, Murmansk Oblast, covers 147.3 square kilometers (56.9 sq mi). The nature reserve includes unexploited parts of Pasvikelva and has a rich birdlife.
Along with Øvre Pasvik National Park and Øvre Pasvik Landscape Protection Area in Norway and Vätsäri Wilderness Area in Finland, Pasvik Nature Reserve constitutes part of Pasvik–Inari Trilateral Park.

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  • This is simple one of the nicest places we have ever been. The scenery, the silence, the wildlife, the adventure were all fantastic and we will definitely be back one day. Just amazing. 
    This is simple one of the nicest places we have ever been. The scenery, the silence, the wildlife, the adventure were all fantastic and we will definitely be back one day. Just amazing.  more »
  • A very thorough overview of local flora and fauna including a great exhibit dedicated to the brown bear. Staff there extremely friendly and helpful. 
    A very thorough overview of local flora and fauna including a great exhibit dedicated to the brown bear. Staff there extremely friendly and helpful.  more »

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