This article is about the place in northern Norway. For the district of Helsinki, see Suurmetsä.
Border control station

Storskog border station from the Norwegian side. Border posts are visual between the building and the dark van.
Note the Russian watch tower on the hill in the background.

Location in Finnmark

Coordinates: 69°39′28″N 30°12′21″E / 69.65778°N 30.20583°E / 69.65778; 30.20583Coordinates: 69°39′28″N 30°12′21″E / 69.65778°N 30.20583°E / 69.65778; 30.20583
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Øst-Finnmark
Municipality Sør-Varanger
Elevation[1] 22 m (72 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)

Storskog is a border crossing station on the Norwegian side of the Norway-Russia border, along the European route E105 highway. The crossing is located in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county on the Norway side of the border.

The Russian side is in Boris Gleb in Pechengsky District in Murmansk Oblast. There is a border crossing station on the Russian side also, and both have to be passed to enter the opposite country.

Storskog is the only legal land border crossing between Norway and Russia. The station lies in the far northeastern part of Norway, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) east of the town of Kirkenes in Norway and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Nikel.[2]

In 2013, 320.000[3] (in 2010, 141,000) crossings were made across the border at the Storskog border station.[4]

The Russian border checkpoint, as seen from Storskog, Norway

See also


  1. "Storskog" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  2. Lee, Phil (2006). Rough Guide to Norway. p. 375. ISBN 9781843536604.
  3. "Større grenseboer sone i øst ønskes - Øst Finnmark Regionråd". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  4. Årsmelding for 2010 Region Nord-Noreg

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