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The municipality borders both Russia and Finland. Geographically, we are as far east as St. Petersburg and Cairo! Russian signposts, Finnish language, Sami culture and the Barents Sea. There is so much to experience here in Kirkenes, you will go...more
We docked in Kirkenes for a couple of hours and took a trip to the Russian border. Beautiful scenery along the way and incredibly blue lakes.... when the sun shines. Very interesting history about WWII. Really worth a visit
We only had a day in Kirkenes, after disembarking from the Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry, and quickly found the Tourist Office in the centre of this little town. The lady there spoke very good English. We asked about trips to the Russian border, but she said...More
Tourist offices are always a good place to visit for local information this one only got three stars as they we not that helpful compared to others. Spoke good English. In their defence it was the cross over to winter and the weather had caused...More
As of 23 Dec the Kirkenes Tourist Center has closed down. In its place is an asian food supermarket. Anyone coming to Kirkenes can get your souveniers from the convenience store - Narvesen - or at the Kirkenes Airport. Tourist information be can obtained from...More