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Kirkenes Center at wintertime
Kirkenes Center at wintertime
Arctic Race of Norway arriving at Kirkenes
Arctic Race of Norway arriving at Kirkenes
Reindeer
Reindeer
Finnmarksløpet – the longest dog-sled race in Europe
Finnmarksløpet – the longest dog-sled race in Europe
Kirkenes, Bøkfjord
Bøkfjord
Hurtigruten arriving at Kirkenes
Hurtigruten arriving at Kirkenes
Kirkenes harbour
Kirkenes harbour
Residential area at winter
Residential area at winter
Snowmobile Safari, Langfjord
Snowmobile Safari, Langfjord
Snowhotel Kirkenes
Snowhotel Kirkenes

Kirkenes - Welcome to a unique adventure!

On this webpages you can find tourist information about Kirkenes and the whole municipality of Sør-Varanger. Kirkenes, located north east in Northern Norway about 400 km north of the Arctic Circle, is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the east. Just 15 km far from the Russian border, 10% of the people in Kirkenes (Киркенес) are Russians. Kirkenes is the turning point of the Hurtigruten coastal steamer.


During winter, activities like dog-sledge trips, snowmobile tours, northern light and king crab safaris are offered. In summer you can go fishing for giant crab, take a river boat trip to the Russian borderline, join a quad bike safari through the taiga, or take a hiking tour.

How to get there

How to get to Kirkenes with plane, boat, bus or car.

Where to stay

A presentation of hotels and cabins.

Where to eat

A presentation of restaurants and cafeterias.

What to do

Tour operators and activities.

Around

Information about the surrounding area of Kirkenes.

Info

Basic information about Kirkenes and Sør-Varanger. Climate, nature, webcams..

Images

Image galleries with lots of pictures.