Svanhovd is a popular destination for unique experiences in the Pasvik Valley. Here, you find the Visitor Centre for Øvre Pasvik National Park, Botanical Garden, accommodation, food and Conference Centre.
The Visitor Centre has an exhibition about the unique environment, culture and history of the Pasvik Valley and one can learn more about the virgin forest in the National Park and the most distinctive bird and animal species that live here. The Pasvik Valley shares a border with
Finland in the west and Russia in the east and has the largest density of brown bear in Norway. The brown bear has a central role in the exhibition, and interactive solutions offer a modern and educational experience for the visitor.
We also offer various trails in the surrounding area, where you can learn more about nature and wildlife.
Opening hours Visitor Centre from medio June- medio August
Monday – Friday 09 – 20 Saturday and Sunday 10 – 18
Rest of the year: Monday – Friday 09-15
In Summer (June-Aug) our viewpoint “Høyde 96” is open for visitors. View to Russia and big parts of the Pasvik valley. Cafe.