Jakobselva (Sør-Varanger)

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Ворьема / Vuoremijoki / Vuorján
Grense Jakobselv Grenze.jpg
View of the border markers along the river
Countries Norway, Russia
Regions Finnmark county, Murmansk Oblast
Source Vuorjánláđvi
 - location Grensefjellet, Finnmark, Norway
 - elevation 344 m (1,129 ft)
 - coordinates 69°32′47″N 30°42′09″E / 69.54639°N 30.70250°E / 69.54639; 30.70250
Mouth Varangerfjorden
 - location Grense Jakobselv, Finnmark, Norway
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 69°46′53″N 30°49′08″E / 69.78139°N 30.81889°E / 69.78139; 30.81889Coordinates: 69°46′53″N 30°49′08″E / 69.78139°N 30.81889°E / 69.78139; 30.81889
Length 45 km (28 mi)
Basin 236.44 km2 (91 sq mi)
 - average 4.13 m3/s (146 cu ft/s)

Jakobselva or Grense Jakobselv River (English: Jacob's River, Russian: Ворьема, Finnish: Vuoremijoki, Northern Sami: Vuorján) is a river that runs along the Russia-Norway border. The river runs along the border of Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway, and Pechengsky District in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. The river discharges into the Varangerfjorden, a bay off the Barents Sea.[1]

This river is known as a superb salmon fishing river, but where the river forms the border only Norwegian citizens and long-term residents of Norway are permitted to fish, and then only on the Norwegian side of the river.[2]

The Jakobselva lends its name to the small village of Grense Jakobselv, near the mouth of the river in Norway.


  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Jakobselva" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Conduct and Travel at the Norwegian - Russian Border". Norges Grensekommissær.