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Visit Kirkenes


Kirkenes is a small fishing village at the very tip of Norway as it loops above Sweden and Finland to its border with Russia. It marks the final stop on the Northern Norway coastal cruise route and its 3,000 or so locals speak a mixture of Norwegian, Russian, Sami and Finnish.

This former mining town is the capital of the remote Barents region, where beluga whales and brown bears can occasionally be sighted. It was heavily bombed during the Second World War and as a result, Kirkenes today is a modern, if somewhat unassuming place.

The surrounding region is well worth exploring, however, with opportunities for king crab safaris - the only place in Scandinavia where this can be done - as well as other popular Northern Norway holiday activities such as dog sledding and snowmobiling. Kirkenes is a good place to learn about Sami culture and also has its own Snowhotel, which is a wonderful way to experience the region in winter.


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Special offers in Kirkenes

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,449 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares
Book by: 20 March 2020

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

Top itineraries in Kirkenes

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel Break, Norway

4-day tailor-made holiday from £1,395 pp incl. flights

Journey to the frontier town of Kirkenes in northern Norway where you'll spend four days exploring this stunning winter wilderness on the shores of the Barents Sea near the borders of Finland and Russia.

Top places to stay in Kirkenes

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Small & intimate hotel

Located "at the top of the world", Kirkenes Snowhotel resides in the Arctic town of Kirkenes neighbouring the Barents sea, close to the Russian border.

Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Thon Hotel Kirkenes

Contemporary hotel

As Kirkenes’s newest accommodation, Thon Hotel offers contemporary lodging in the town’s central quay with views over the fjord.

When to go to Kirkenes

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