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The Northern Front

Fascinating history of the role of this tiny Norwegian town in wwii. Well worth the visit to the... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Megan W
Sydney, Australia
HIstory of WWII in Northern Norway

I'm a history buff, so I found this tour interesting because of the film and the information... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2018
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Air raid sirens sounded over a 1000 times during WW II, and Kirkenes was bombed on 328 occasions. While many residents left, those who remained could take temporary refuge in the bomb shelter, which held 2500. There was insufficient air for very long, and certainly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

I was told this site is open during the summer where you can go inside and see a documentary. Kirkenes was the most bombed city in Europe during the war. It was closed when I was there in February but I did walk down to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krista W
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Very intersting to learn about this town's (unwilling) involvement in WWII and how they survived in freezing temperatures.... this bunker being a good example. It's just autumn and already freezing cold inside! Short film shown in the bunker made it all very real

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Fascinating history of the role of this tiny Norwegian town in wwii. Well worth the visit to the bunker, not to mention the beautiful scenery seen on the way there. Strong Russian influence is evident in the town as it it so close to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Megan W
Snowhotel K, Guest Relations Manager at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hi Megan WWII had a great impact on Kirkenes and it's people. It left its mark and we're glad to have been able to share this part of our history with you. All the best Snowhotel Kirkenes team

Reviewed July 21, 2018

We were taken to the bomb shelter as an excursion from our boat ride to Kirkenes from Tromso on the Hurtigruten. We were shown the place by someone who was a child during the war. It's an excellent hour long excursion if you're interested in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

I'm a history buff, so I found this tour interesting because of the film and the information provided by our guide. You didn't get to see that much of the shelter, but got a flavor of what the people hiding there must have felt, especially...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lady_Sadie
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Our guide had been a small boy who had used the shelter. He described what it was like to be awakened in the middle of the night and what it was like for people to emerge from the shelter and discover their home missing. It’s...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tjshade
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Small museum with restricted opening times so although we were on a cruise port day visit all the group bookings had been covered as part of a very expensive local walking tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

To visit you must be a group of 10. It's a rock cave man made to protect the German Garison. Tickets are purchased from a local hotel.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tony C
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Our guide ( Hurtigruten trip ) took us around this incredible site. very interesting saw a film and listen in to what happened during the 1920 .1930. 1940 1950 . well worth the time spent coming, the second world war devistated this area. Been educated...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from placidscout | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure who runs it but it was open only once a day when we were there last summer. You just turn up at 12.30pm, pay your money and the guide takes you through. If you're on Hurtigruten I'm sure you could ask them... More