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What to do in Pasvik

Bird watching
Pasvik is one of the most exotic and exiting woodlands in Norway and the easiest accessible area regularly holding breeding Smew, Great Grey Owl, Arctic Wabler and Little Bunting. In addition, Pasvik support a number of south-after species such as Bean Goose, Osprey, Broad-billed Sandpipe, Spotted Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Jack Snipe, Waxwing, Siberian Tit, Siberian Jay and Pine Grosbeak.

"A Birdwatchers Guide to Norway", Bjørn Olav Tveit.


Fifteen species of fish have been recorded in Pasvik. The fish fauna in the Pasvik Watercourse is thus the most diverse in North Norway. The lakes in Øvre Pasvik feature trout, greyling, Arctic char, whitefish, burbot, perch, northern pike, minnow, three-spined stickleback and nine-spined stickleback. In addition, the Pasvik River has European cisco and Arctic lamprey. At the mouth of the Pasvik River south of Kirkenes there are salmon and humpback salmon as well as eel, and several saltwater species. Lake Enare also has Canadian char and rainbow trout.

Pasvik offers big trout in many lakes and rivers. As part of the licensing terms, Pasvik Hydropower Company keeps a hatchery for Pasvik trout. Each year 5,000 young trouts of at least 25 cm length is released into the river. This is important work in preserving the trout population and controlling the vendace population in the river. Release is also an opportunity for the trout to advance into streams and tributaries to spawn.

Øvre Pasvik National Park Center

As a guest at NIBIO Svanhovd Conference center you have free access to Øvre Pasvik Natonal Park Center. Read more.




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