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Best of Kirkenes Guide

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Kirkenes
Far up in the northernmost stretch of Norway—even further North than the Arctic Circle—lies Kirkenes. As you might imagine, there’s plenty to do in the winter months. Ride a husky-drawn sled under the splendor of the Northern Lights. Say hi to the reindeer at a wildlife preserve or go on an ice fishing expedition. Enjoy a succulent meal of King crab and cap it all off with an ice-cold shot of vodka at the Snowhotel.

All things to do » Things to do

The Borderland Museum
The Borderland Museum
Our exhibitions reflects life and culture in the borderland between Norway, Russia and Finland, with a special emphasis on World War II.
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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Soviet Liberation Monument
Soviet Liberation Monument
Memorial of the Red Army that liberated South Varanger during the fall of 1944, after four years of German occupation.
Attraction type: Monuments & Statues; Points of Interest & Landmarks
Pasvik Nature Reserve
Pasvik Nature Reserve
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter
Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Gabba Reindeer Safari Park
Gabba Reindeer Safari Park
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Thon Hotel Kirkenes Restaurant
Thon Hotel Kirkenes Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Kirkenes
Price: $12 - $52
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surf & Turf Restaurant AS
Surf & Turf Restaurant AS
Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Kirkenes
Cuisines: Scandinavian, Norwegian, European
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ritz
Ritz
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Kirkenes
Cuisines: Pizza, European
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Gapahuken Restaurant
Gapahuken Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 14 Restaurants in Kirkenes
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Scandic Kirkenes Restaurant
Scandic Kirkenes Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Kirkenes
Price: $38 - $126
Cuisines: Norwegian, European, Scandinavian
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Thon Hotel Kirkenes
3.5 of 5
Thon Hotel Kirkenes
$147 - $282 (NOK 1,168 - NOK 2,240)
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
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Scandic Kirkenes
3.5 of 5
Scandic Kirkenes
$129 - $201 (NOK 1,025 - NOK 1,597)
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Kirkenes
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Sollia Gjestegard
2.0 of 5
Sollia Gjestegard
$100 - $178
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.