„Tomorrow you want like to go to the border? You have to reserve a place at the border“ the kind lady from the camp site tell us. Unfortunately the next reservation is possible in four days. Maybe we should check such things next time earlier.
Border Narva Novgorod
Without reservation but with a lot of power we leave the campsite at 6 pm tot he border at Narva. At this border crossing people are collected at parking areas outside the city. You come to the parking area, register your car (if you haven`t done it via internet) and then you get a ticket, which shows you when you are allowed to leave the parking area and go to the border. At the parking area you have free WIFI and it`s more comfortable to wait here than with a running engine on the streets at the border.
Just after one hour, as it is written on our notice, we are allowed to drive to the border.
A good system!
This time at the Estonian site we were sent to car, not truck queue. Just a quick check, because we are European citizen.
Now it`s just a bridge between Russia and us.
The first lady sent us tot he car queue again. One officer decided, that Loki is not a car, so we have to go fort he trucks. The lady there is confused. „Camping?“ „But we don`t transport goods“ „But it`s a truck!“….
A man comes and takes over the problem; he looks inside the car and with a shake of his head he left. We have to open two more boxes and than paperwork. We have to fill out the immigration card and to show the visa. Than we get the passports back and a paper fort he car. With a friendly „go“ we are shown that we have to leave now. Just after the next corner is a building surrounded by trucks. So we stop and see what`s in. A friendly English speaking man comes to us and tells us that he already heard about our „special case“ ☺ He helped us with the papers fort the car registration.
By the way the Russian expression for camper is: Dom na kolesah
After two hours we pass the last check, now we just have to get a car insurance. No problem. Right after the last check there are agencies at both sides of the street or you can by it at the next gas station on the right side. We pay with our big truck 61 EUR for 2 month.